Tuition & Fees

$7,122

$22,701

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
28%
400-499
39%
300-399
22%
200-299
2%
600-699
11%
500-599
30%
400-499
44%
300-399
14%
200-299
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
25%
400-499
43%
300-399
24%
200-299
3%
30-36
4%
24-29
19%
18-23
44%
12-17
29%
6-11
4%
30-36
1%
24-29
25%
18-23
42%
12-17
32%
30-36
3%
24-29
24%
18-23
52%
12-17
21%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
16

teacher

students

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,541
Declined + 3,077
Total Received 7,618
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Public

12,027

undergraduate students

2,825

graduate students

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School Facts

New Mexico State, founded in 1888, is a public, multipurpose university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Home Economics, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration and Economics, Education, Engineering, and Health and Social Services. Its 900-acre campus is located in Las Cruces, 42 miles north of El Paso, Texas.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 14,852
Established in 1888
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Las Cruces, NM

3,500-acre campus in Las Cruces (population: 101,408), 42 miles from El Paso, TX; branch campuses in Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Grants, and Las Cruces. Served by bus; major airport and train serve El Paso. School operates transportation on main campus. Public transportation serves campus.

New Mexico State University
2850 Waddell Street
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
18%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
47%
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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
28%
400-499
39%
300-399
22%
200-299
2%
600-699
11%
500-599
30%
400-499
44%
300-399
14%
200-299
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
25%
400-499
43%
300-399
24%
200-299
3%
30-36
4%
24-29
19%
18-23
44%
12-17
29%
6-11
4%
30-36
1%
24-29
25%
18-23
42%
12-17
32%
30-36
3%
24-29
24%
18-23
52%
12-17
21%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,541
Declined + 3,077
Total Received 7,618

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Class rank
Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Sylvia G Castillo
Senior Admissions Advisor
P: 575 646-3121
F: 575 646-6330
admissions@nmsu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,122
Room & board $8,686
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $17,058
Average Financial Aid - $11,817
Total with Avg. Aid $5,241

Financial Aid

65%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,817

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $22,411,869
State $10,631,970
Institutional $5,509,807
Other external $1,923,746
Total $40,477,392

Non-need-based

Federal $251,073
State $6,502,422
Institutional $3,861,258
Other external $1,154,720
Total $11,769,473

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
equestrian sports
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Western Athletic Conference (Football I-A)
Mascot
Aggies
School colors
crimson and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural Biology
Agricultural Economics/Agricultural Business
Agricultural/Extension Education
Agriculture
Agronomy
Animal Science
Anthropology
Applied Geography
Applied Science
Art
Athletic Training Education
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Computer Systems
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
City/Regional Planning
Civil Engineering
Clothing/Textiles/Fashion Merchandising
Communication Disorders
Communication Studies
Community Health
Computer Science
Conservation Ecology
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Dance
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Physics
Engineering Technology
English
Environmental Science
Environmental/Occupational Health
Family/Child Science
Family/Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences Education
Finance
Fine Arts
Foreign Languages
General Agriculture
General Business
Geography
Geology
Government
History
Horticulture
Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management
Human Nutrition/Food Science
Human/Community Service
Individualized Program
Industrial Engineering
Information/Communication Technology
International Business
Journalism/Mass Communications
Kinesiology
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Pre-Business
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Range Science
Rangeland Resources
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Soil Science
Special Education
Studio Art
Surveying Engineering
Teaching
Theatre Arts
Wildlife Sciences
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

81%

12,027
students

Female
54%
6,462

Male
46%
5,565

Graduate

19%

2,825
students

Female
57%
1,607

Male
43%
1,218

undergraduateFull-time

82%

9,874
students

Female
54%
5,245

Male
46%
4,629

undergraduatePart-time

18%

2,153
students

Female
57%
1,217

Male
43%
936

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
53%
Hispanic/Latino
27%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

59%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • 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

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

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