2,706 reviews
  1. Las Cruces, NM
  2. 4 Year
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
    C
New Mexico State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Scores Range
830-1085
ACT Scores Range
18-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for New Mexico State University

Cost

Net Price
$10,299/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,642/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,560/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,777/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,334/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,399/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
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.169 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.169 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,668Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 94 responses
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  • Depends on the person
    39%
  • Friendly
    29%
  • Generally friendly and approachable
    12%
  • Open to new thoughts
    9%
  • Down to Earth
    7%
  • Party assholes
    2%
  • Working for the weekend
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.187 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.238 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 103 responses
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  • Helpful
    30%
  • Normal
    21%
  • Interesting
    19%
  • You get back what you put in
    16%
  • Challenging
    8%
  • Suprising
    6%

After New Mexico State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
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

New Mexico State University Reviews

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We do have many different flyers around campus discussing these type of issues and every now and then we have a campus police officer ride around. In addition we also have the Pete's Pickup which a great resource when your on campus late Sunday through Thursday. However; on the weekends those services are not offered. If you work late on campus you have no choice but to walk up by yourself. In many campuses in California they have help buttons throughout the whole campus and I believe that would benefit our campus if we were able to install these around campus as well. Lastly, we lack in the amount of cameras around campus. Many buildings don't have them inside and more importantly there are almost none outside which is where many assaults and confrontations occur!
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The set up of NMSU is really great! Coming from a large city, although Las Cruces is a smaller city, it is such a great place to be at. We all know big cities have much more to do but with NMSU campus, they provide so many options and events for students for free. With such great events, there are really nice and gregarious people behind it all. I really could not have chosen a better school for me.
My experience within New Mexico State University was dramatically fun, exciting, powerful, enthusiastic, flexible, laughable, and daring. When first coming during my freshman year I was excited but then again, lost. The things that I liked about New Mexico State University was the programs that helped me development, transition, and assist to me to adapting to college life. The things I liked most about New Mexico State University is their campus as a whole, and is reliable to students that reside on/off campus. There are a lot of opportunities here at New Mexico State University and while looking at the school's website, "All About Discovery" really is tide into this institution and what is has to offer for students who are here receiving their education. In my opinion the only changes that I would like to see for New Mexico State University, is we need a better variety of food choices that students could eat because everybody loves food.