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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
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
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 66%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Nursing. Graduating 47% of students, New Mexico State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,800.
2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, NM 88003
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About New Mexico State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference

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
940-1160
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$9,462/ 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
$12,028/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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.190 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.190 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,703Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,010
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 115 responses
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  • Depends on the person
    36%
  • Friendly
    25%
  • Generally friendly and approachable
    17%
  • Down to Earth
    7%
  • Open to new thoughts
    7%
  • Working for the weekend
    3%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.208 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.259 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 124 responses
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  • Helpful
    27%
  • Normal
    20%
  • Interesting
    18%
  • You get back what you put in
    16%
  • Challenging
    6%
  • Suprising
    5%
  • diverse
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.105 responses
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Great Campus! Lots of diversity! Excellent programs available as well as a wide variety of them! New Mexico State University really impressed me in what they have to offer and what kind of majors and minors are available. I was glad to see that they had a great Pre-Med program! In addition, I was really impressed that they had the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine for individuals such as myself who want to apply for medical school in the near future! Overall a great school to attend!
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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!