New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
53%
47%
student ratio
12,784
total students
$4,812 | $17,974
in-state | out-of-state tuition
Rolling
fall application deadline
69%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
480
sat math
460
sat reading
450
sat writing
21
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Agribusiness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Agricultural and Extension Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Agriculture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Agronomy and Crop Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Animal Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Food Technology and Processing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Horticultural Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Range Science and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Soil Science and Agronomy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Turf and Turfgrass Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ecology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Genetics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Agricultural Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Individuals with Speech/Language Impairments
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Surveying Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Apparel and Textiles
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Family Resource Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Development and Family Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Foreign Languages and Literatures
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Community Health Services Counseling
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dietetics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health Education and Promotion
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      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.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resource Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      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.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Community Organization and Advocacy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

69% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied7,101
    • Accepted4,942
    • Acceptance Rate69%
    • Enrolled12,784
    • Female Applicants4,023
    • Females Accepted2,851
    • Female Acceptance Rate70%
    • Male Applicants3,078
    • Males Accepted2,091
    • Male Acceptance Rate67%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
      Applicants must have minimum cumulative HS GPA of 2.5, or ACT composite of 21 (SAT of 990), or 2.0 HS GPA and 20 ACT composite (950 SAT). GED is accepted. Minimum high school participation includes 4 units of English, 3 of math, 3 of science beyond general science, and 1 foreign language/fine art
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.39
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • 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 460 400 535
    • SAT Math 480 430 550
    • SAT Writing 450 400 530
    • ACT Composite 21 18 24
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$4,812
    • Out-of-state tuition *$17,974
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,138.00
    • Room and board *$8,100.00
    • Room only *$4,752.00
    • * 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 offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students12,784
    • Male Student Percentage47%
    • Female Student Percentage53%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino52.93%
    • Black or African American2.99%
    • White or Caucasian30.68%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native2.41%
    • Asian1.26%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.23%
    • Two or more races1.55%
    • Unknown2.98%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout4.97% representing 44 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students25% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 19%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Pride of New Mexico Marching Band, Delta Gamma (Social Fraternity), Chi Omega (Social Sorority), Lambda Chi Alpha (Social Fraternity), International Club of NMSU
  • 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 I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No No No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Football Yes Division A Yes
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes No No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Equestrian sports No Division 1 Yes
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,097
    • Full-time Percentage58%
    • Part-time Percentage42%
    • Female Percentage49%
    • Male Percentage51%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio16:1 or 12,921 students to 792 faculty

Location & Contact

PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
USA

Delia DeLeon

Interim Director of Admissions

Phone: 575-646-3121
Fax: 575-646-6330
Email: admssions@nmsu.edu


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