Tuition & Fees

$6,150

$10,302

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
33%
400-499
67%
600-699
2%
500-599
14%
400-499
39%
300-399
33%
200-299
12%
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
34%
12-17
47%
6-11
11%
24-29
11%
18-23
29%
12-17
60%
24-29
10%
18-23
40%
12-17
49%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 842
Declined + 480
Total Received 1,322
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Public

1,924

undergraduate students

1,257

graduate students

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Codes

SAT 4532
ACT 2640

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Location

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 3,181
Established in 1893
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Las Vegas, NM

175-acre campus in Las Vegas (population: 13,201), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
20%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
64%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
4%
Top 1/4
15%
Top 1/2
42%
Bottom 1/2
58%
Bottom 1/4
26%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
33%
400-499
67%
600-699
2%
500-599
14%
400-499
39%
300-399
33%
200-299
12%
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
34%
12-17
47%
6-11
11%
24-29
11%
18-23
29%
12-17
60%
24-29
10%
18-23
40%
12-17
49%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline July 1 (priority deadline)
August 16
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 842
Declined + 480
Total Received 1,322

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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Admissions Contact

Jessica Jaramillo
Director of Recruitment and Admissions
P: 800 338-6648
F: 505 454-3511
admission@nmhu.edu

Financial Aid

53%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,683

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $4,320
Room $7,872
Board $3,852
Additional fees $1,830
Books & supplies $1,144
Total $19,018
Average Financial Aid - $9,683
Total with Avg. Aid $9,335

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,821,539
State $800,860
Institutional $747,175
Other external $639,885
Total $8,009,459

Non-need-based

Federal
State $148,813
Institutional $446,853
Other external
Total $595,666

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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
June 30

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 505 454-3430
F: 505 454-3398

Financial Aid Officer

Susan Chavez
Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
financialaid@nmhu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Rugby

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Athletic Directors

James Deisler (men's)
Assistant Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Mascot
Cowboys/Cowgirls
School colors
purple and white

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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Most Popular Majors

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Natural Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

3,181

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

60%

1,924
students

Female
63%
1,216

Male
37%
708

40%

1,257
students

Female
71%
889

Male
29%
368

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

64%

1,245
students

Female
57%
707

Male
43%
538

36%

679
students

Female
75%
509

Male
25%
170

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
57%
Hispanic/Latino
20%
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

72%

Transfer applicants accepted

77%

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) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 17

Spring: January 11

Summer: May 29

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

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

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
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