B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
New Mexico State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Website

New Mexico State 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
66%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
840-1070
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$10,501/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,920/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,841/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,228/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,751/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,727/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.171 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.172 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.172 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,419Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 97 responses
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  • Depends on the person
    40%
  • Friendly
    29%
  • Generally friendly and approachable
    11%
  • Open to new thoughts
    8%
  • Down to Earth
    7%
  • Party assholes
    2%
  • Working for the weekend
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.190 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.241 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 106 responses
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  • Helpful
    29%
  • Normal
    22%
  • Interesting
    20%
  • You get back what you put in
    15%
  • Challenging
    8%
  • Suprising
    6%
  • diverse
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
43%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.105 responses
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New Mexico State University is a very beautiful campus in general it's very green, open, and the people made me feel welcomed. Staff are always willing to help students and make them feel like they're at home. Professors are approachable and are always willing to hear what you have to say. There's tremendously unique experiences that NMSU provides for students. Aside from experiences there's also different kind of activities and organizations where I can find a perfect match to what I like to do and people just get to collaborate with one another. There's over 180+ degrees in NMSU to pick from and just the fact that they had the perfect match to the degree that I wanted to pursue. A couple of things that I think the campus needs to work on is the dorms on campus, there's always something negative that's happening whether is the water, undistinguished smells, door locks. However overall it's a great campus!
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I am a freshmen here at New Mexico State University and I am a student-athlete and living in the dorms. I love this university and everything about it so far. Everyone is super friendly and want what is best for yourself and is willing to help you. The diversity of students is extremely diverse here at the university as well as in the city itself. All my experiences have been pretty good except for a roommate issue I have been having and am still currently having. It is one of those "roommate horror stories" but only happens to about one in a million and I just happened to get the bad apple. Other than that I strongly encourage students looking at potentially coming here to visit campus, take a tour, and learn more! Aggie up!
New Mexico State University is really something that future college students should look into. There is so many things to do and things to see its overwhelming. The people at NMSU are always so friendly and willing to help you with what ever you need. The professors are very helpful and encourage one on one communication with you so you truly get the education that you deserve and paying for. Also, the tuition in itself is FANTASTIC! For only $3,500.00 a semester for in state tuition...thats truly a blessing.