New Mexico State University – Main Campus: Ranking & Review

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Las Cruces Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 137 376
Top 3%

New Mexico State University - Main Campus Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate64%61%66%
Applicants8,1923,3434,849
Admissions5,2302,0413,189
Enrolled undergraduates2,0428821,160
Enrolled total (including graduate students)14,4326,5137,919

5,771 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,580 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $20. Application fee for graduates - $40.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores490
Percent of students submitting SAT scores24%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
515
Math
520

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,675
Percent of students submitting ACT scores82%
ACT Composite
20
ACT English
19
ACT Math
20

New Mexico State University - Main Campus Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $20,159 $34,720
Off-campus $20,525 $35,086
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $8,686 and other expenses per full academic year.

New Mexico State University - Main Campus provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,793 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $5,323 $19,884
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,138 $1,138
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $222 $829
Tuition for Full-time graduates $4,390 $15,309
Fees for full-time graduates $853 $853
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $244 $851

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 27 436 101 6 570
Engineering 300 111 27 438
Education 153 170 32 355
Health Professions and Related Programs 243 32 9 284
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 170 11 181
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 172 2 3 177
Social Sciences 112 37 2 151
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 121 16 7 144
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 114 23 4 141
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 47 73 120
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 88 22 4 114
Psychology 92 5 1 98
Visual and Performing Arts 92 5 97
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 71 25 96
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 79 79
English Language and Literature & Letters 53 19 1 73
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 52 15 67
Physical Sciences 23 16 13 52
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 52 52
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 40 40
Natural Resources and Conservation 31 6 37
Mathematics and Statistics 14 10 2 26
History 14 12 26
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 18 18
Philosophy and Religious Studies 7 7
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2 2
Architecture and Related Services
Grand Total272,5967111113,445

A total of 2,623 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at New Mexico State University - Main Campus.

At the master's and doctor's level 822 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate46%42%49%
  • Full-time retention rate - 74%
  • Part-time retention rate - 38%

General info

Alternative namesNMSU
Founded1888
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorscrimson, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff2,876
Instructional FTE719
Research FTE46
Public Service FTE131
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitenmsu.edu
Address2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88003-8001
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Midsize
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone5756460111
Fax+1 (575) 646 6330

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