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New Mexico State University
  • 4 Year
  • LAS CRUCES, NM

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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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 9,466 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the New Mexico State acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Criminal Justice and Safety Studies, and Business. Graduating 51% of students, New Mexico State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,800.

About

2850 WEDDELL STREET
LAS CRUCES, NM 88003
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference

Branch Campuses

New Mexico State University Rankings

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NMSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1150
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$11,467 / 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
$11,550 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 171 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 200 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 200 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
11
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
11
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    48%
  • On Campus
    45%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,466 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,109
Undergrads Over 25
207800%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 123 responses
  • Depends on the person
    35%
  • Friendly
    24%
  • Generally friendly and approachable
    21%
  • Down to Earth
    7%
  • Open to new thoughts
    7%
  • Working for the weekend
    3%
  • Party assholes
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 218 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 269 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 134 responses
  • Helpful
    28%
  • Normal
    19%
  • Interesting
    16%
  • You get back what you put in
    16%
  • Challenging
    6%
  • diverse
    6%
  • Suprising
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
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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