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  2. Value
    B-
  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
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  12. Safety
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New Mexico Highlands is a public university located in Las Vegas, New Mexico. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,464 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 $26,700.
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
$15
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$9,783/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,604/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,213/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,799/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,490/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,100/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,464Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Friendly
    48%
  • Diverse and multicultural
    24%
  • Driven
    12%
  • Immature drama loving children
    9%
  • Diverse
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
43%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.47 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
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  • Small
    47%
  • Good instructors,classes, coaches, nice people
    28%
  • Private school size, Public school tuition
    16%
  • A school where criminals get degrees
    3%
  • Classes all over New Mexico
    3%
  • Phenomenal
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,600/ 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 at New Mexico highlands Univeristy was an OK experience, do think the academics are less challenging than other institutions. There is not really much to do in Las Vegas, New Mexico it is a very small town. The dorms are pretty old with the exception of one Hall. Staff are friendly but not very helpful. The professors are great but are very lenient, so if you wanna pass just to get it over with I'd go to New Mexico Highlands University. The sports, when I was going to school there in 2017, they lost almost every game which kinda sucks because the game is really not worth going to. They serve the same food almost everyday, which is a total downside, cause who wants to eat the same food over and over again almost every day.
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I received my degree via the online RN-BSN program. I had wonderful instructors who were very helpful and professional. The lectures were available to watch live or at a later time, which was very convenient. I was able to complete the program while working full time and maintaining a home life. I did not attend classes on campus so I cannot attest to the campus life.
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!