11,713
Students
Financial aid thermometer
12,018
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
63
63%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

New Mexico State University is a University institution located in Las Cruces, NM, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address Box 30001, MSC 3A
Las Cruces, NM  88003-8001
United States
Contact Danielle Staley
Interim Director of Admissions
Email: admssions@nmsu.edu
Phone: 575-646-3121
Fax: 575-646-6330

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Medical Microbiology And Bacteriology Checkmark
Plant Pathology/phytopathology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services 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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Family And Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians 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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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions 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

8,192
Applied
5,230
Accepted
11,713
Enrolled
64%
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Female Admissions

4,849
Females Applied
3,189
Females Accepted
66%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,343
Males Applied
2,041
Males Accepted
61%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

20
Application Fee
3.49
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Other requirements exist (see below)
Required for some programs 3 recommendations
Other requirements: High school course requirements: 4 units of English, 4 of math, 2 of science beyond general science, and 1 foreign language/fine art; must have 2.75 HS GPA, rank in the top 20% of graduating class, or ACT composite score of 21 (SAT of 1060 new format)

Application Deadlines

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

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 513 450 580
SAT Math 517 460 580
ACT Composite 21 18 23

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

5,515
In-state
20,599
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,171
Full-time student fees
9,252
Room & board
5,350
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

12,018
Avg. Financial Aid Package
12,054
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
13,553
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,507
Avg. Loan Aid
2,578
Avg. Grant Aid
9,202
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
65%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
9%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

11,713
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
26%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 59.19%
Black or African American 2.78%
White or Caucasian 27.04%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.13%
Asian 1.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.14%
Two or more races 2.07%
Other 1.02%

Gender

Male (45.47%)
Female (54.53%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 20%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Keep State Great, The Big Event and Latino Week

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
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Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo 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 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

976
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 639
Part-time - 337
Male - 490
Female - 486