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  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
University Ave
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
100%
    SAT Range
    ACT Range
    Application Fee
    $0
    SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
    High School GPA
    Accepts Common App

    Cost

    Net Price
    $10,821/ 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
    $7,512/ year
    National
    $7,535
    Students Receiving Financial Aid
    95%

    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
    59%
    of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
    61%
    of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

    Majors

    Online

    Online Programs Offered
    1
    Offers Online Courses
    Yes
    Online Certificate Programs
    0
    Online Associates Programs
    0
    Online Bachelor's Programs
    1
    How Students Learn
    • Mix of Online and on Campus
      20%
    • On Campus
      49%
    • Online
      31%

    Students

    Full-Time Enrollment
    1,238Undergrads
    Part-Time Undergrads
    630
    Undergrads Over 25
    28%
    Pell Grant
    67%
    Varsity Athletes
    25%
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
    Based on 36 responses
    • Friendly
      47%
    • Diverse and multicultural
      25%
    • Driven
      11%
    • Immature drama loving children
      8%
    • Diverse
      6%
    • Bored
      3%

    Campus Life

    Freshmen Live On-Campus
    Poll
    40%
    of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.50 responses
    Poll
    47%
    of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.57 responses
    Poll
    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
    Based on 35 responses
    • Small
      43%
    • Good instructors,classes, coaches, nice people
      31%
    • Private school size, Public school tuition
      14%
    • 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
      21%
      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

      New Mexico Highlands University Reviews

      612 reviews
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      NMHU is a good school serving the population of New Mexico as well as students from abroad.
      I would like to see a greater effort to support and provide classes that accommodate non-traditional students. If classes were provided with several time slots available it would benefit the nontraditional student. This would enhance the overall experience of college life for this population and allow for greater success in degree completion rates overall.
      Additionally, I would like to see greater diversity in graduate degree area of study options within several programs. Specifically, within the social work program, there is a very limited range of areas of focus. Due to our ever-changing dynamic global realities, it is important that university areas of focus at the graduate level respond appropriately to the clear need for more diverse specialization.
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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.
      I liked the size of this university. The classes were much smaller and this requires you to pay attention. Its much easier to get one on one help from advisors and such because of the size as well. Everything just feels a lot more personal and direct. I enjoyed being able to have my own room in the dorms, but I was not satisfied with the kitchen area. There are no stove tops and an oven is absent. Also be cautious, they like to charge you for the most random things.
      The meal plan prices are very steep considering the food. Their options are EXTREMELY limited and more often than not, the food is gross. They only serve breakfast super early in the morning, and if you miss it, you better make time to order something from the grill. The neighborhoods around the town are adorable, but be careful and be aware of your surroundings.