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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
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
New Mexico Highlands is a public university located in Las Vegas, New Mexico. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,315 undergraduate students. The New Mexico Highlands acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Medical Social Work, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 22% of students, New Mexico Highlands alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,500.
About New Mexico Highlands University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Address
1005 Diamond 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
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$12,538/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,588/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,315Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
620
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Friendly
    46%
  • Diverse and multicultural
    26%
  • Driven
    11%
  • Immature drama loving children
    9%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Bored
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
41%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.49 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Small
    44%
  • Good instructors,classes, coaches, nice people
    29%
  • Private school size, Public school tuition
    15%
  • A school where criminals get degrees
    3%
  • Classes all over New Mexico
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Phenomenal
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
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My experience with NMHU has been amazing! The professors are outstanding. The class sizes are small which I love because I have more one to one interaction with the professor. One thing I would like to change would be the communication between departments. To get some things done, its more of a run around because there is barely any communication. Overall, academically, I love attending NMHU.
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New Mexico Highlands University is a place where I have enhanced my learning thanks to great professors and administration. Everyone with who I have interacted with at the university has been very resourceful and supportive. New Mexico Highlands University has many great diverse majors from where to choose from. The tuition is very affordable, and the education is excellent. While the Albuquerque campus may sometimes seem small, it provides a great learning environment, in which classes are smaller and the students have space for interaction. Many times, the Albuquerque campus offers “teach-ins” during lunch hours, in which students can learn about different subjects affecting the community.
I really enjoy my time at New Mexico Highlands. I am a student-athlete and I am very grateful for the approachability and flexibility that the professors have for not just athletes, but for all students. The town of Las Vegas is small, but if you are willing to adventure and look for fun things to do there is no shortage. Improvements can always be made in order to better student life at Highlands, and one aspect that could be improved is the access to food as well as quality in the cafeteria more consistent. The cafeteria will be hit or miss on the day, and I think that being improved will tremendously help student enjoyment at the University.