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Tuition

$4,928

$7,311

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,575
Declined +
Total Received 1,575
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1  :  15

teacher

students

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School Facts

New Mexico Highlands is a public university. Founded in 1898, it gained university status in 1941. Its 175-acre campus is located in the center of Las Vegas, 70 miles east of Santa Fe.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,690
Established in 1893
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Codes

SAT 4532
ACT 2640

Social Networks

Public

2,396

undergraduate students

1,294

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
1%
500-599
23%
400-499
42%
300-399
32%
200-299
2%
600-699
6%
500-599
19%
400-499
45%
300-399
28%
200-299
2%
500-599
19%
400-499
49%
300-399
29%
200-299
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
8%
18-23
47%
12-17
43%
24-29
56%
18-23
33%
12-17
11%
24-29
8%
18-23
48%
12-17
44%
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Las Vegas, NM

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Las Vegas, NM

175-acre campus in Las Vegas (population: 13,529), 120 miles from Albuquerque. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Albuquerque.

New Mexico Highlands University
901 University Avenue
Las Vegas, NM 87701

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
75%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
2 fraternities 1% of male students
 
1 sororities 1% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
16%
Top 1/2
47%
Bottom 1/2
53%
Bottom 1/4
27%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
1%
500-599
23%
400-499
42%
300-399
32%
200-299
2%
600-699
6%
500-599
19%
400-499
45%
300-399
28%
200-299
2%
500-599
19%
400-499
49%
300-399
29%
200-299
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
8%
18-23
47%
12-17
43%
24-29
56%
18-23
33%
12-17
11%
24-29
8%
18-23
48%
12-17
44%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $15
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements ACT only Required
SAT Reasoning only Recommended

Admissions Factors

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Not Selective

100%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,575
Declined +
Total Received 1,575

Admissions Contact

John Coca
Director of Admissions
P: 800 338-6648
F: 505 454-3552
admissions@nmhu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $2,917
Room & board $5,720
Additional fees $1,083
Books & supplies $928
Total $10,648
Average Financial Aid - $1,816
Total with Avg. Aid $8,832

Financial Aid

$1,816

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,588,869
State $516,878
Institutional $2,500
Other external $235,532
Total $6,343,779

Non-need-based

Federal $49,550
State $637,782
Institutional $739,217
Other external $356,600
Total $1,783,149

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
soccer
softball
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Cowboys/Cowgirls
School colors
purple and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology/Sociology
Anthropology/Sociology/American Indian Studies
Anthropology/Sociology/Criminology
Applied Chemistry
Art/Education
Art/Liberal Arts
Art/Pre-Professional
Biology/Cellular/Molecular
Biology/Ecology
Biology/Medical Technology
Biology/Pre-Med Zoology
Biology/Teaching
Business Administration/Accounting
Business Administration/Electronic Commerce
Business Administration/Finance
Business Administration/General Management
Business Administration/Government/Not-For-Profit Management
Business Administration/Information Technology
Business Administration/International Business
Business Administration/Management
Business Administration/Management Information Systems
Business Administration/Marketing
Chemistry
Computational Engineering Science
Computer Science/Individualized Program
Computer Science/Information Systems
Computer Science/Software/Hardware Systems
Computer/Mathematical Modeling
Design Studies
Early Childhood Multicultural Education
Education
Education/Counseling/Guidance
Education/Curriculum/Instruction
Education/Educational Leadership
Education/Special Education
Elementary Education
English
English/Creative Writing
English/Language/Rhetoric/Composition
English/Literature
Environmental Geology
Forestry
General Science Education
General Science for Secondary School Teachers
Health/Health Education
Health/Health Promotion/Wellness
Health/Pre-Professional
History/Social Studies
Human Performance/Sport/Athletic Training
Human Performance/Sport/Exercise Science
Human Performance/Sport/Leisure Services
Human Performance/Sport/Sports Administration
Human Performance/Sport/Teacher Education
Human Performance/Sport/Teaching
Life Science/Biology
Life Science/Environmental Science/Management
Math/Computers for Secondary School Teachers
Mathematics
Media Arts
Media Arts/Computer Science/Cognitive Science
Media Arts/Computer Science/Computer Graphics
Media Arts/Computer Science/Design Studies
Media Arts/Computer Science/Digital/Audio/Video Production
Media Arts/Computer Science/Multimedia Systems
Media Arts/Computer Science/Networking Technology
Music/Music Education
Music/Music Performance
Physics
Political Science/Law Emphases
Pre-Professional Science
Psychology/Clinical
Psychology/General
Public Affairs/Administration
Public Affairs/Applied Sociology
Public Affairs/Historical/Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Public Affairs/Political/Governmental Processes
Social Work
Software Development/Computing
Southwest Studies/Anthropology
Southwest Studies/Hispanic Languages/Literature
Southwest Studies/History/Political Science
Spanish
Special Education
Visual Communication Design
Watershed Management
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Undergraduate

65%

2,396
students

Female
60%
1,430

Male
40%
966

Graduate

35%

1,294
students

Female
68%
886

Male
32%
408

undergraduateFull-time

68%

1,646
students

Female
55%
893

Male
45%
753

undergraduatePart-time

32%

750
students

Female
72%
537

Male
28%
213

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
55%
Hispanic/Latino
19%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

55%

Transfer applicants accepted

73%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

12

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

98%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Cameroon
Canada
India
Kenya
Mexico
Venezuela
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ernestine Clayton
505 454-3058
eclayton@nmhu.edu

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