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Tuition & Fees

$6,573

$20,658

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,942
Declined + 2,159
Total Received 7,101
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1  :  16

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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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 15,829
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)

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Codes

SAT 4531
ACT 2638

Social Networks

Public

12,784

undergraduate students

3,045

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
30%
400-499
36%
300-399
22%
200-299
2%
600-699
11%
500-599
34%
400-499
42%
300-399
10%
200-299
3%
600-699
8%
500-599
28%
400-499
39%
300-399
22%
200-299
3%
30-36
4%
24-29
20%
18-23
46%
12-17
27%
6-11
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
26%
18-23
42%
12-17
30%
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
54%
12-17
20%
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Las Cruces, NM

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Las Cruces, NM

3,500-acre campus in Las Cruces (population: 101,324), 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
Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
19%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
50%
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
16%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
18%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
30%
400-499
36%
300-399
22%
200-299
2%
600-699
11%
500-599
34%
400-499
42%
300-399
10%
200-299
3%
600-699
8%
500-599
28%
400-499
39%
300-399
22%
200-299
3%
30-36
4%
24-29
20%
18-23
46%
12-17
27%
6-11
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
26%
18-23
42%
12-17
30%
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
54%
12-17
20%

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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,942
Declined + 2,159
Total Received 7,101

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Secondary school record

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
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Tyler Pruett
Director of Admissions
P: 575 646-3121
F: 575 646-6330
admissions@nmsu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,573
Books & supplies $1,032
Total $7,605
Average Financial Aid - $9,089
Total with Avg. Aid $-1,484

Financial Aid

65%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,089

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $24,151,637
State $12,195,969
Institutional $4,910,157
Other external $1,928,468
Total $43,186,231

Non-need-based

Federal $431,380
State $7,518,714
Institutional $3,617,764
Other external $1,166,568
Total $12,734,426

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
equestrian sports
football
golf
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%

12,784
students

Female
53%
6,782

Male
47%
6,002

Graduate

19%

3,045
students

Female
56%
1,716

Male
44%
1,329

undergraduateFull-time

83%

10,668
students

Female
53%
5,632

Male
47%
5,036

undergraduatePart-time

17%

2,116
students

Female
55%
1,150

Male
45%
966

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
52%
Hispanic/Latino
30%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
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
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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