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New Mexico Highlands University

  • Las Vegas, NM
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 60%40%
    student ratio
  • 2,396
    total students
  • $2,917 | $5,300
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 100%
    acceptance rate
  • Minimally Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resources Management and Policy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Forestry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Technology/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Forensic Science and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Design and Visual Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Clinical/Medical Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

100% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,575
    • Accepted1,575
    • Acceptance Rate100%
    • Enrolled2,396
    • Female Applicants927
    • Females Accepted927
    • Female Acceptance Rate100%
    • Male Applicants648
    • Males Accepted648
    • Male Acceptance Rate100%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some Interview
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.94
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 370 490
    • SAT Math 380 490
    • SAT Writing 380 480
    • ACT Composite 16 20
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$2,917
    • Out-of-state tuition *$5,300
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,083.00
    • Room and board *$5,720.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,396
    • Male Student Percentage40%
    • Female Student Percentage60%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino54.55%
    • Black or African American6.14%
    • White or Caucasian18.95%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native7.51%
    • Asian.67%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.42%
    • Two or more races1.75%
    • Unknown1.46%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students20% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 29%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Vatos Rugby, Fire Escape Club, MeChA, NMHU Cheerleaders, NMHU Student Ambassadors
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer No No No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 2 No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby No No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 2 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty285
    • Full-time Percentage49%
    • Part-time Percentage51%
    • Female Percentage51%
    • Male Percentage49%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio15:1 or 273 students to 188 faculty

Location & Contact

New Mexico Highlands University

PO Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM 87701
USA

Ms.Fidel Trujillo

Vice President for Student Affairs

Phone: 505-454-3566
Email: judycordova@nmhu.edu



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