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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    NG
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
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 $24,400.
About New Mexico State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Website
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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
64%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1160
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$9,449/ 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
    $6,739/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,303/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,551/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,188/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,281/ year
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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.184 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.184 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,703Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 109 responses
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  • Depends on the person
    37%
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Generally friendly and approachable
    16%
  • Open to new thoughts
    7%
  • Down to Earth
    6%
  • Working for the weekend
    3%
  • Party assholes
    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.202 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.253 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 118 responses
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  • Helpful
    28%
  • Normal
    21%
  • Interesting
    19%
  • You get back what you put in
    14%
  • Challenging
    7%
  • Suprising
    5%
  • diverse
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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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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!
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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!
New Mexico State University offers a variety of academics for all student interests. Although it's located in a relatively small town, its only a 40 minute drive from its sister city of El Paso. The campus itself offers different activities available for it's high number of students. NMSU also has a great international presence, making the diversity on campus a strong feature. I'd highly recommend NMSU to students who want an affordable, fun and calm learning environment!