New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

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Tuition & Fees

$7,301

$23,767

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
480
75th
570
25th
470
75th
23
25th
16
75th
23
25th
17
75th
23
25th
17
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,595
Declined 5,120
Total Received 13,715
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Public

12,979

undergraduate students

3,085

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 16,064
Established in 1888
Coeducational Coeducational

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3,500-acre campus in Las Cruces (population: 101,712), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
20%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
62%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school 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
22%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
480
75th
570
25th
470
75th
23
25th
16
75th
23
25th
17
75th
23
25th
17

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,595
Declined 5,120
Total Received 13,715

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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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

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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Financial Aid

80%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$11,520

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,041
Room $6,088
Board $4,140
Additional fees $1,260
Books & supplies $1,240
Total $18,769
Average Financial Aid - $11,520
Total with Avg. Aid $7,249

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $23,223,466
State $7,497,386
Institutional $9,779,251
Other external $2,363,850
Total $42,863,953

Non-need-based

Federal $155,127
State $3,860,318
Institutional $5,912,909
Other external $1,104,774
Total $11,033,128
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 877 278-8586
F: 575 646-7381
financialaid@nmsu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field x country
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, cycling, dance, judo, martial arts, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, cycling, dance, judo, martial arts, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Western Athletic Conference (Football I-A)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General.
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
Agricultural Economics.
Agricultural Teacher Education.
Agricultural and Extension Education Services.
Agronomy and Crop Science.
Animal Sciences, General.
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects.
Anthropology, General.
Apparel and Textiles, General.
Astronomy.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Biochemistry.
Bioinformatics.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Commerce, General.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemistry, General.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Civil Engineering, General.
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
Community Organization and Advocacy.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Counseling Psychology.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dance, General.
Development Economics and International Development.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Ecology.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
Engineering, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.
Environmental Health.
Environmental Studies.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Environmental/Natural Resource Economics.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Experimental Psychology.
Family Resource Management Studies, General.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Food Technology and Processing.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
General Studies.
Genetics, General.
Geography.
Geological/Geophysical Engineering.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
History, General.
Horticultural Science.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Hydrology and Water Resources Science.
Industrial Engineering.
Information Technology.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
Journalism.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology.
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
Molecular Biology.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Nursing Science.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physics, General.
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Psychopharmacology.
Public Administration.
Public Health Education and Promotion.
Public Health, General.
Range Science and Management.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Rhetoric and Composition.
School Psychology.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Soil Science and Agronomy, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Statistics, General.
Surveying Technology/Surveying.
Turf and Turfgrass Management.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management.
Women's Studies.
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Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Home Economics
  • Natural Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

16,064

total students

72%

in-state

28%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

12,979
students

Female
56%
7,310

Male
44%
5,669

19%

3,085
students

Female
58%
1,787

Male
42%
1,298

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

79%

10,239
students

Female
56%
5,763

Male
44%
4,476

21%

2,740
students

Female
56%
1,547

Male
44%
1,193

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
61%
Hispanic/Latino
25%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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