New Mexico State is an above-average public university located in University Park, New Mexico in the El Paso Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,703 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the New Mexico State acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 46% of students, New Mexico State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,800.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.171 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.187 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.187 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities172 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies170 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering126 Graduates
Foreign Languages and Literatures71 Graduates
Engineering Technician69 Graduates
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.205 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.256 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.105 responses
New Mexico State University Reviews
Well I like the accessibility of labs around campus! However parking is a bit expensive and it’s also really hard to find during the school semester. It’s nice that they have a gym! I also like the track and trails of the campus, I like the football and basketball games. It’s easy to have a very fun college experience here, and there is so many beneficial clubs here! There are also a couple of crappy teachers around campus but studying and doing your work outside of class is extremely important in succeeding, which is a good thing because it should require some work when going to college. Also our Pan Am center(auditorium) is nicer than the one in El Paso (just saying) sometimes artists come down and do concerts there and it’s really nice! Campus is constantly improving for the better and I personally think we have a really good engineering programs and a good nursing program if you guys are interested in those areas!
So far I have enjoyed my first year as a freshmen at New Mexico State University. The classes I have taken have been very informative and I believe that they will help me in the future while I am pursuing my degree. Most of the teachers so far have cared about what they are teaching the students and seem to want everyone to pass with the knowledge that they are giving us. Of course some of the professors are different but, the ones that are are usually PhD students and are more focused on their own degrees. So, make sure to check which professors you are signing up for! The campus however is just beautiful and the buildings are a good distance a part from each other which makes it easy to get to your next class. Overall, I love this campus and can't wait to continue the pursuit of my degree here!
Going into college, I wasn't sure of much. I wasn't sure about whether or not this was the right school for me, whether of not i'd make friends and feel like i'd fit in, and i wasn't too sure about myself as a person, nor my place in the world. However, as my first year at NMSU is coming to an end, I can say that Iv'e learned so much from my wonderful professors, who have taken the initiative to teach me an incredible amount of material about the major i love. Iv'e made friendships that'll last a life time, and im finally starting to learn more about who I am. I fit in here. Go Aggies!