New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, NM

New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, NM

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Tuition & Fees

$6,278

$10,590

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 903
Declined 492
Total Received 1,395
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Public

1,797

undergraduate students

1,105

graduate 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 2,902
Established in 1893
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

175-acre campus in Las Vegas (population: 13,201), 120 miles from Albuquerque. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Albuquerque.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Nearest airport: Las Vegas Municipal

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Vatos Rugby
  • Fire Escape Club
  • MeChA
  • NMHU Cheerleaders
  • NMHU Student Ambassadors

Top Events

  • Homecoming Pageant
  • Welcome Back Week
  • Campus-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner
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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
30%
Top 1/2
63%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no
Application fee $25
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.15

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 903
Declined 492
Total Received 1,395

Admissions Factors

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
academic GPA
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $4,400
Room & board $8,126
Additional fees $1,878
Books & supplies $1,144
Other fees $2,104
Total $17,652

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

rugby

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Golf, Racquetball, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Clinical/Medical Social Work
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Design and Visual Communications, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Finance, General
Forensic Science and Technology
Forestry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health Teacher Education
History, General
Information Science/Studies
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

2,902

total students

87%

in-state

13%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

62%

1,797
students

Female
64%
1,144

Male
36%
653

38%

1,105
students

Female
72%
791

Male
28%
314

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

66%

1,191
students

Female
58%
681

Male
42%
510

34%

606
students

Female
77%
463

Male
23%
143

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Student Facts

Student 4 year graduation rate 11%
Student 5 year graduation rate 9%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
57%
Hispanic/Latino
18%
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

312

Transfer students enrolled

11%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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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

  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

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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