New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

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Tuition & Fees

$7,087

$23,076

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
17%
500-599
38%
400-499
31%
300-399
7%
200-299
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
45%
400-499
31%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
30-36
3%
24-29
20%
18-23
55%
12-17
20%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,230
Declined 2,962
Total Received 8,192
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Public

11,713

undergraduate students

2,719

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 14,432
Established in 1888
Coeducational Coeducational

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: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: El Paso, TX
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Las Cruces International, El Paso International

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
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Events

  • Keep State Great
  • The Big Event
  • Latino Week
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities 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
21%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
83%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
17%
500-599
38%
400-499
31%
300-399
7%
200-299
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
45%
400-499
31%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
30-36
3%
24-29
20%
18-23
55%
12-17
20%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $20
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.49

Moderately Selective

63%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,230
Declined 2,962
Total Received 8,192

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Considered

class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 50
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,599

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,875
Room & board $9,538
Additional fees $1,212
Books & supplies $1,240
Other fees $2,710
Total $20,575
Average Financial Aid - $5,599
Total with Avg. Aid $14,976
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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
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Fencing, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Fencing, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agricultural and Extension Education Services
Agriculture, General
Agronomy and Crop Science
Animal Sciences, General
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Anthropology
Apparel and Textiles, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Civil Engineering, General
Communication, General
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Dietetics/Dietitian
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Ecology
Economics, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering Technology, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Family Resource Management Studies, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Finance, General
Food Technology and Processing
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
Genetics, General
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
History, General
Horticultural Science
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Natural Resource Economics
Philosophy
Physics, General
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Range Science and Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Work
Sociology
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Special Education and Teaching, 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

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

14,432

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

11,713
students

Female
55%
6,387

Male
45%
5,326

19%

2,719
students

Female
56%
1,532

Male
44%
1,187

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

82%

9,703
students

Female
55%
5,295

Male
45%
4,408

18%

2,010
students

Female
55%
1,092

Male
45%
918

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 74%
Student 4 year graduation rate 18%
Student 5 year graduation rate 20%
Student 6 year graduation rate 8%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
59%
Hispanic/Latino
27%
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

529

Transfer students enrolled

4%

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 no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
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

Moderately difficult

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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

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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