New Mexico State University - Main Campus: Ranking & Review

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Las Cruces
United States
Top 3%

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

Acceptance Rate64%61%66%
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

Typical SAT scores

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

Typical ACT scores

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

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

New Mexico State University - Main Campus Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
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
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 Services274361016570
Health Professions and Related Programs243329284
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service17011181
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities17223177
Social Sciences112372151
Biological and Biomedical Sciences121167144
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences114234141
Public Administration and Social Service Professions4773120
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services88224114
Visual and Performing Arts92597
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics712596
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields7979
English Language and Literature & Letters5319173
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences521567
Physical Sciences23161352
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies5252
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs4040
Natural Resources and Conservation31637
Mathematics and Statistics1410226
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services1818
Philosophy and Religious Studies77
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies22
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.

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

General info

Alternative namesNMSU
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

Address2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88003-8001
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Midsize
City population98,000
Fax+1 (575) 646 6330

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