C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
New Mexico Highlands University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Address
University Ave
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Website

New Mexico Highlands University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$15
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$9,003/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,377/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,027/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,584/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,625/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,866/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,474Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Friendly
    45%
  • Diverse and multicultural
    26%
  • Driven
    13%
  • Immature drama loving children
    10%
  • Diverse
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
42%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.45 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Small
    50%
  • Good instructors,classes, coaches, nice people
    27%
  • Private school size, Public school tuition
    13%
  • A school where criminals get degrees
    3%
  • Classes all over New Mexico
    3%
  • Phenomenal
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
18%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
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Overall my experience with my academics has been great. I feel that I have learned a lot from my time at Highlands. I feel that my degree has value and that I have not only learned but have gained valuable experience in being a leader. I know that if I need help with my career I have people and resources I can use because I attended Highlands. My career center has allowed my to further my way into a career by finding internships and conferences that I could attend such as HACU which helps young Hispanic individuals. Overall my education has been lit!
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Professors care and want you to be successful, the campus is a small little community and most people get along well, There are many things to do around if you are into the outdoors, and the town is nice, but it is small. People care about you!
So far it has been an honor to learn from all of my instructors! New Mexico Highlands - Higher Education Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a beautiful new facility. Faculty is very helpful, security officers present makes me feel safe.