New Mexico State University Rankings

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In the World#417 of 14178
In North America#169 of 2629
In the United States#146 of 2528
In New Mexico#2 of 12
In Las Cruces#1 of 2

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
55%
Average SAT
1050
Average ACT
21
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
11,675
Graduates
2,621
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
nmsu.edu

New Mexico State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate55%52%56%
Applicants11,9035,0476,856
Admissions6,4972,6363,861
Freshmen enrolled full time2,1589481,210
Freshmen enrolled part time20911

4,469 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,775 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
704 or 32%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 950
or below

75% of them
had 1150
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in New Mexico State University are 950-1150 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
1,679 or 77%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in New Mexico State University are 18-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Hispanic8260 (58%)
White3846 (27%)
Nonresident Alien773 (5%)
Black or African American350 (2%)
Two or more races301 (2%)
Asian235 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown218 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native119 (0.8%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander20 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$12,308
Students receiving aid
99%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$5,875$4,844
Tuition in-state$5,875$4,844
Tuition out-of-state$21,864$16,834
Fee in-district$1,212$909
Fee in-state$1,212$909
Fee out-of-state$1,212$909

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity3,517
Combined charge for room and board$9,538
Room charge$5,518
Meal charge$4,020

New Mexico State University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies173
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies15612
Mechanical Engineering10919
Business Administration and Management, General49616
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse1064
Business & Commerce, General1094
Industrial Engineering6241
Psychology, General9236
Marketing & Marketing Management, General92
Social Work4247
Biology & Biological Sciences, General73104
Computer and Information Sciences, General47217
Education, General75
Electrical and Electronics Engineering4825
Animal Sciences, General6272
Kinesiology and Exercise Science68
Accounting4423
Engineering Technology, General59
Information Technology57
Journalism52
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General52
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments3615
Sociology429
Civil Engineering, General3911
Public Health Education and Promotion2623
Finance, General45
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical & Space Engineering43
Educational Leadership and Administration, General355
English Language and Literature, General318
Hospitality Administration & Management, General38
Rhetoric and Composition288
Chemical Engineering297
Elementary Education and Teaching30
Visual and Performing Arts, General291
Anthropology1415
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects29
Mathematics, General14104
Political Science and Government, General244
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management207
Cinematography and Film & Video Production27
Agriculture, General224
Spanish Language and Literature26
Early Childhood Education and Teaching23
Human Development and Family Studies, General22
Economics, General148
Agribusiness & Agricultural Business Operations21
Engineering, General21
Geography181
History, General145
Community Health Services & Liaison & Counseling19
Music Performance, General910
Family Resource Management Studies, General19
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services118
Agricultural Teacher Education108
Chemistry, General936
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General18
Nursing Practice18
Dietetics & Dietitian17
Physics, General636
Special Education and Teaching, General2103
Genetics, General15
Athletic Training & Trainer14
Secondary Education and Teaching13
Curriculum and Instruction13
Apparel and Textiles, General12
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology12
Range Science and Management821
Agronomy and Crop Science191
Music Teacher Education11
Philosophy11
Plant Pathology & Phytopathology64
Geology & Earth Science, General55
Public Administration10
International Business & Trade & Commerce9
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering9
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor9
Development Economics and International Development9
Dance, General8
Statistics, General8
Creative Writing8
Surveying Technology & Surveying7
Horticultural Science51
Astronomy33
Hydrology and Water Resources Science32
Women's Studies4
Soil Science and Agronomy, General4
English Language and Literature & Letters, Other4
Biochemistry3
Fine & Studio Arts, General3
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics3
Agricultural and Extension Education Services3
Ecology3
Nursing Science3
General Studies11
Agricultural Economics2
Environmental Studies2
Food Technology and Processing1
Molecular Biology1
Psychopharmacology1
Grand Total102,465687134
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate48%44%52%
  • Full-time retention rate - 75%
  • Part-time retention rate - 43%

Publications & Citations

Publications
22,575
Citations
840,778

Publication count by topic

Physics
2,994
Biology
2,848
Computer science
2,530
Chemistry
2,086
Mathematics
1,968
Psychology
1,739
Materials science
1,250
Engineering
1,189
Environmental science
939
Sociology
631
Medicine
590
Geology
545
Geography
531
Business
456
Political science
406
Economics
334
History
171
Art
137
Philosophy
68

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Physics182230,888
Environmental science24137,783
Geology27531,069
Political science2809,062
History2851,201
Geography34711,388
Computer science36768,100
Engineering37425,489
Business39018,465
Sociology40014,047
Psychology45061,908
Mathematics49031,592
Chemistry53689,673
Economics58410,815
Biology613103,133
Materials science73229,867
Art794149
Philosophy1005111
Medicine131011,703

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19902722436
19912953001
19923373188
19933363455
19943493802
19953574209
19964334555
19974545438
19984276258
19994387363
20004788910
200149610406
200255212807
200349615351
200459718406
200558922233
200662526200
200760729622
200866331973
200968835326
201071036782
201173239802
201280642782
201381546325
201486847787
201589650102
201687249310
201792349966
201895547781
201991752754
202087852532

General info

Alternative namesNMSU
Founded1888
WikipediaNew Mexico State University
Colorscrimson, white
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December;January-May). Also Summer Sessions (May-July;July-August)
Total FTE staff2,917
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88003-8001
United States
City population98,000
Phone5756460111
Fax+1 (575) 646 6330

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