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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
    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 $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
$12,538/ 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
    $13,490/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,447/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,280/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,623/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,595/ year
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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
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,315Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Friendly
    47%
  • Diverse and multicultural
    24%
  • Driven
    12%
  • Immature drama loving children
    9%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Bored
    3%

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.48 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Small
    45%
  • Good instructors,classes, coaches, nice people
    30%
  • Private school size, Public school tuition
    15%
  • 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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Highlands is home to those looking for a family outside family. I'm an international student and culture shock is bound to affect me here in the U.S. but so far, it has been cool and I mean that both literally and figuratively(the snow and the cold are still new to me). It's interesting to have friends who think it's cool to come from my home country even amidst the horrible stereotypes coating the name, Nigeria.
The city is not as large as some popular places but there's almost always something to do. Highlands makes sure to host exciting events that allow students to connect with each other.
The learning environment is also on point. The professors are there to help with anything from school work to personal/emotional issues. At Highlands, everyone and anyone can be of help.
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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.
My experience at New Mexico was not as good thought it will be. For me being a athlete I know the program is rebuilding and it takes time. I like that at New Mexico Highlands that it is party school so you can concentrate on you studies with out it being distraction. I will like to see the athletic program, the campus, and the dorms change at New Mexico Highlands.