2,181
Students
Financial aid thermometer
9,183
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
Small town
Setting
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Overview

New Mexico Highlands University is a Comprehensive institution located in Las Vegas, NM, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM  87701
United States
Contact Ms. Jessica Jaramillo
Director of Recruitment and Admissions
Email: admissions@nmhu.edu
Phone: 505-454-3394

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,181
Enrolled
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Female Admissions

693
Females Applied
693
Females Accepted
100%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

465
Males Applied
465
Males Accepted
100%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

2.99
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs Interview
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

4,320
In-state
8,472
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,830
Full-time student fees
7,872
Room & board
3,852
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

9,183
Avg. Financial Aid Package
8,591
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
9,714
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,011
Avg. Loan Aid
2,163
Avg. Grant Aid
6,914
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
54%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
3%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,181
Total undergrad students
5%
International Students
15%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 58.05%
Black or African American 5.18%
White or Caucasian 20.08%
American Indian or Alaska Native 8.34%
Asian 0.55%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.55%
Two or more races 1.65%
Other 0.96%

Gender

Male (37.37%)
Female (62.63%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 22%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming Pageant, Welcome Back Week and Campus-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Vatos Rugby, Fire Escape Club, MeChA, NMHU Cheerleaders and NMHU Student Ambassadors

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer No No No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 2 No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer No Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 2 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

249
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 138
Part-time - 111
Male - 115
Female - 134