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 housing and food

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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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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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
62%
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-preparatory 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
Housing $6,088
Food $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 Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

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

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

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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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