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  • 11/02/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 out of 24 people found this review useful. 1 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Personally, I know so many types of students that I think anyone can find a place for them here at NMSU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun. I know that you come to college to get your degree, get out into the real world, but enjoy it while you're here! Go out, join clubs, make friends and open your eyes to the world in front of you.

    Bang for the buck

    When I first started looking at colleges, money was definitely a factor. NMSU has helped me in that area by providing scholarships for grades, your major and miscellaneous things.

    Am enjoying being here

    NMSU is the perfect school for me. It's far enough away from home that I have my independence, but Las Cruces is such a college community that it's like having your family here. All over the city people are watching the games, coming to support events and overall being completely supportive of your college experience!

    Am learning a lot

    Here at NMSU my classes are engaging and focus on all aspects. You don't just spend your time reading out of the book, but rather applying the practices to your life. You will always find meaning to take from your classes.

  • 10/21/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 2 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Living here I've met so many different types of people. As long as you want to be in college, you'll love it here! We have everything from party girl sorotities to nerd clubs. There is definately something for everyone. The unique thing here is that everyone is so friendly! I was walking infront of my dorms and got invited to hookah by just walking by. Everyone is so nice here, and they accept everyone. My friends consist of everything from football players to goths. No one is ever left out here, and thats what I love about it!

    Tips for prospective students

    APPLY EARLY! My biggest fault was changing my mind at the last minute. I was only able to get loans because I didn't meet the March 1st deadline for scholarships. So always be on top of your deadlines. And have fun! The first few weeks I just studied. Keep a healthy balance of social activities as well as academics. I now do Zumba, have a part time job, and hang out with friends. Even though I've been studying less, my grades are still going up because I'm happy. I'm balanced and thus better able to stay focused.

    Bang for the buck

    New Mexico State is definately an affordable college. Tuition is practically nothing! I'm paying 5,000 for the year, 18 credit hours this semester, and 18 credit hours next semester. Dorm room and meal plans are a bit pricey, but they're definately worth it!

    Am enjoying being here

    NMSU has a beautiful very large campus. It's very green with quite a few trees. It's definately very different from where I came from, so I do get occasionally home sick. The people are great, and the food isn't to bad. The dorms are a bit small, but you're never in your dorm anyway. It's definately an experience sharing your room with someone.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm an Animal Science major, and I've learned more in the past few months then I've learned in the past few years. With hands on labs, and discussions in your lectures you get to learn by actually doing! I have a variety of classes, and you will to. If you want to try something, they'll schedule it in. I have a hands on lab, and in this lab I've done everything from herding sheep to checking inside a cows stomach. The experience is unforgetable!

  • 08/05/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    7 out of 10 people found this review useful. 3 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    I definitely recommend that you find time for everything you do. If you have a test one monday do not go out the weekend before, believe me you will have plenty of time to have fun. School comes first!!

    Will enjoy being here

    It is very hard to keep your nose in a book 24/7 so when I have time I know I can always find something entertaining on campus as well as in town.

    Will learn a lot

    I will be going into industrial engineering this fall, the teachers provided for my classes are very nice and definitely know what they are talking about when asked specific questions. I am looking forward to this semester and I am ready for anything that comes my way.

  • 12/11/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 4 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who are visual, hands on, who want to experience a different culture.

    Tips for prospective students

    check out the campus get to know some of the people the school is hands on so give yourself a hands on experience

    Bang for the buck

    I have a full ride to NMSU, if you are from a family that doesn't have much income there are scholarships, grants and other types of financial aid to help you pay the costs. NMSU is pretty affordable.

    Am enjoying being here

    NMSU is surrounded by Hispanic culture which helps this place be more of a community it is a lot of fun; if your from out of town you will walk into a place that will make your family even bigger. there is plenty of student activities that get you involved with the community and help you get to know others.

    Am learning a lot

    NMSU has a lot to offer, the textbook is very useful in that it helps understand the hands on activities done in the classroom, but the learning is not bound to that textbook it goes beyond that. the majority of instructors want to see you succeed, they are willing to help you understand the material. there is also a good tutoring center here as well.

  • 01/16/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All Students!

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the professor's office hours to obtain assistance out of class. This will help with understanding the material clearly.

    Bang for the buck

    I am actually from Yuma Arizona so going to an out-of-state school was out of the question. However, the university provides a tuition reduction program called Western Undergraduate Exchange Program, this program allows me to attend this out-of-state college while paying the in state tuition opposed to the out-of-state. I am very happy to say that the tuition is very low and reasonable.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere is pleasant. With a nice scenery. There are plenty of activities constantly going on so there is no trouble in finding something to do. There are numerous clubs to get involved in. All in all, my experience has been extremely enjoyable.

    Am learning a lot

    I can defiantly say I am learning a great deal of knowledge. My courses are preparing me for my career as an Elementary Educator. The classes provide the material gradually without making it overwhelming.

  • 12/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 6 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are a person from artistic to just being a regular student, you will not feel left out here at NMSU. I was never popular in high school but once I started college, I met a lot of people from different backgrounds. This happened because 1) I lived on campus and wherever I'd be walking, everyone was friendly and I felt welcomed even if they didn't say a word to me, 2) I was part of one of the biggest organizations on campus, the PRIDE Marching Band. I always went to the school events and all types of people went too. It is really great and comforting knowing that everyone gets along with who ever. If you don't like going out to parties or events, you can also meet great people by just studying at Corbett Center. Every student hangs out, eats, and does homework here. So, now it's up to you if all of these great qualities meet your requirements in a university. I hope my review helped you and hope to see you walking on campus!

    Tips for prospective students

    The main tip I have for you is to apply to NMSU right away and fill out your FAFSA form, along with scholarships. Plan everything ahead of time! My first year was a little tough with money because I didn't plan it very well. The dorm I lived in and the meal plan I had was pricey but there are cheaper dorms and meal plans. I rushed things with living and food but it was still worth it. I met most of my friends in the dorms and I didn't know how to cook, so I ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day at our Taos cafeteria.

    Bang for the buck

    Money! Money! Money! I didn't really had to think about money when I was in high school, but when I was a senior in high school, that was the very first thing that popped into my head when applying to colleges. If you are having that same situation now, don't worry about it too much when applying to NMSU. The tuition here is less than how it is at UTEP, which is in my hometown of El Paso. I pay 2,856 per semester and it is easy to pay with or without loans. There are a lot of scholarships offered here for just being involved in an organization, having good grades, and for working too. Either way, you should still apply for financial aid if in case the tuition is over your budget. Grants are also useful!

    Am enjoying being here

    Since the first day I moved into the dorms here at NMSU, I have met a lot of great and fun people. I have made great friendships but have also maintained my hometown friends. Even if you are form out of state, I can assure you will find long lasting friendships here. There is always an event going on almost every day of each week. I am in the PRIDE Marching Band and always perform at the pep rallies for the games, and a lot of people go to them. Prizes and free food are always given out to the attendees. If you like to socialize or just have a good time at the Student's center, you will love it here!

    Am learning a lot

    I am a junior studying Music Education here at NMSU and I have to say the music program as well as the school is very good. Besides the music professors, all other professors of all different majors are good and helpful. In high school, I didn't think music would be hard and that there was more to it than the obvious. I have taken up to 19 credits since my freshman year and I keep learning more and more each semester. In the general education courses each student needs to take, there are also laboratory courses. These help you a lot! If you are not strong in a science course, going to the lab will help you because it is a hands on course. If it's geology, you work with rocks and maps. The professors are great and will help you if possible.

  • 10/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 7 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The college here offers almost any program and can help almost any student major graduate. Allot of students come to school here for aggriculture or engineering purposes, however there is a pre-med program and many other programs for any type of student. Also, there is always one-on-one help offered by the professors so any time a student has questions or concerns, their teacher is always available and open to helping their students pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students looking for something that is easy to pay for, all around loads of fun, and always helpful, this is deffinitely a good school to pick.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus financial aid department here worked wonders for me. I do not know where i would go to school if it were not for the help I received from these staff members here. They made it so i never fall behind in debt, yet my monthly payments are small enough that I can accomodate to.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love the campus and the town. The town is small enough that the entire campus is on one block. This makes it so much easier to walk to all of my classes and to anything essential I may need to go to. The people are nice and willing to help you.

    Am learning a lot

    I grew up in a small town where it was very easy to get by in high school. I never had homework and almost never had to study. Getting into college seemed like it would be extremely hard to adjust to, however I have learned so much on how to be prosperous in college and never fall behind. There are so many teachers and staff members willing to help you with any problem. I have learned so much in only two months and not once have I felt behind or lost.

  • 08/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    NMSU is great for all types of students there are so many classes to choose from that will meet your satisfaction and best part is you can pick the times to go to class that will help you schedule your classes around your job

    Tips for prospective students

    Best advice is to engage in as many as study groups and honor societies as possible will help meet people and get help in your classes.

    Bang for the buck

    At NMSU there are a lot of deals on books at the bookstore and from other students who are selling the books for reasonable prices

    Am enjoying being here

    Here In Las Cruces I am enjoying all the other activites such as football and basketball games even an ocassional movie at the mall movie theater.

    Am learning a lot

    Here at NMSU I am learning a lot in my field for Biology I am currently doing a lot of dental work I want to one day be a dentist. At NMSU there is a lot of engagement in my classes so I get a lot of hands on experience and one on time with professors also a lot of study groups which help me engage with other classmates.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 150

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    traveling to mexico used to be the thing to do but that is not that much fun anymore due to current events. don't miss the rivalry games in albuquerque or las cruces as the aggies of nmsu and the lobos of the university of new mexico battle for the rio grande (river that runs through nm and creates part of us-mexico border). again, outdoors like white sands and carlsbad caverns are great. you can actually snowboard or sled on the ranges of white sands! other outdoors activities are hiking, biking, and there is water recreation at elephant butte lake not too far away.

    Food and Dining

    the food in new mexico is great. do not visit or study in new mexico (especially at nmsu where they have a chile growing research institute!) without receiving your dose of chile. this area and school are famous for green chile as the climate is perfect for it. red has a great taste as well. if you want to play it cool like a local, ask for your burrito christmas to get both red and green. overall dining on campus can be a bit expensive but meal plans are a way to navigate that. have not had a bad meal as of yet.

    Dorm Life

    it has been a while since i have spent a significant amount of time in the dormitories. often student living off-campus is still comparable as both are in somewhat need of upgrades. some campus projects have done that and newer ones are always nicer so just remember, the extra money on a newer dorm on campus may be worth it in the long run.

    Academic Rigor

    college is what you make of it but let's be honest; a student can make it through courses at any large institution (public level) with relative ease. nmsu is no different as with some teachers, you will be challenged, and with some you will just be filtered through. i vote for challenging one's self!

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared for a relatively large size city (for new mexico) in the middle of a desert. make sure and follow the advice of those past/current students on where to and where not to reside. the campus has a competent police force and despite your typical rare occuring violent crimes as well as petty property crimes, the overall safety of the students, faculty, and staff is a priority of this department and the city.

    In three sentences

    new mexico state university is a great public 4-year university in the southwestern united states. there are great opportunities there for not only agriculture studies but also within hard sciences such as physics, chemistry, and biology as well as geology. new mexico is rich in history in this part with plenty of things to see and do (white sands missile range, carlsbad caverns, nm spaceport). finally, this university is a desert flower but is close to texas and mexico (< 1 hour away each).

  • 01/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Athletic students will be stimulated both in the classes and on whatever field they may practice on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the services that you can. You will learn a lot through the clubs as well, for instance, I am learning about programming through the New Mexico State University Game Developers Club. Have fun.

    Bang for the buck

    The education provided is great, the professors work with you within reason in order to help you get the most out of your time in class. There are a multitude of student services such as an on site weight room, and natatorium, however there are academic services such as a tutoring center and financial planning service. Your tuition dollars are well spent as well as you take the time to use all the services.

    Am enjoying being here

    At New Mexico State University, I have been able to learn not only through academics. I have been able to explore my interests in various activities. I joined four clubs and have pursued my interest in each of those. For instance, I am in the New Mexico State University Pre-Veterinary Club to learn about the professional world of veterinary medicine. I am also in the New Mexico State University Triathlon Club to be in a fitness club. New Mexico State University has a plethora of clubs and student organizations. I enjoy everyday at New Mexico State University.

    Am learning a lot

    At New Mexico State University, I have been able to get the academic education that is needed for my graduate school however it has also provided me with other valuable opportunities. I am a pre-veterinary medicine students and through the school I have been able to get the hands on education that I feel I would have been missing otherwise. Through these hands on activities, I have also been able to network and meet new professionals in and related to my interests. I am also minoring in digital film making. Through the Creative Media Institute department at NMSU I have been able to expand on my knowledge of film and have been allowed on multiple occasions to practice the techniques we learn about in class immediately. I feel that the education that I am receiving at New Mexico State University is valuable and is adequately preparing me for my future education and professional life.

  • 04/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    students wanting a division 1 school that still has a small school feel. It is a nice size town with a very diverse population

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholorships and try to get involved in the research programs early

    Bang for the buck

    The textbooks are a huge expense and the room and board can get expensive but the food plan is great with a huge selection of food and lots of great plans.

    Am enjoying being here

    The weather is wonderful the students are so friendly and the professors are approachable. The buildings are easy to find and the camous may be big but is easy to navigate.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are great the class sizes arent too big and the teachers want you to succeed.

  • 07/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    NMSU is great for students who come from a rural community and students who desire the feel of a smaller school with all of the opportunities of a larger university. Students who are seeking a well rounded learning experience that includes both in-class lectures and hands on learning will find that this school fits their needs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the opportunities and services presented to you by NMSU. Get involved in student groups and organizations and learn as much as you can. Have fun, but most importantly, bring many pairs of shorts, as it rarely gets very cold in Las Cruces at NMSU!!!

    Bang for the buck

    NMSU is one of the most cost efficient schools in the country, welcoming students from all over the world into its unique atmosphere as it is easier to pay for than numerous other schools while still offering a great education. In addition, scholarships are abundant at NMSU and the desire to see their students succeed is reflected in the amount of money that is rewarded to students in the form of scholarships and grants every year.

    Am enjoying being here

    NMSU provides opporutnities both in and out of school for students of all walks of life in the form of student groups, competitive teams, intermural sports, and numerous others. It is very important to get involved in your school and NMSU provides so many opportunities that if you do not find one that fits your needs, you must not be looking. The teachers and staff are friendly and the campus is clean and easy to get around with many forms of transportations services. Not only is the school great. The town is as well. Las Cruces in general is very easy to get around and you will find that the people are friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    New Mexico State provides many learning opportunities and many different styles of teaching. In fact, in my classes at NMSU, I find that I spend a lot of time outside of the classroom gaining hands on experience with people there to guide me every step of the way to ensure that greatest possible learning experience. Most of the professors are very flexible and will go out of their way to see you succeed, whether that means staying after class, meeting in or out of office hours, or making sure your questions are answered before they continue with their lecture.

  • 09/19/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineering, Nursing, and students who are ready to go to college and who want to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure that you know what major you want to go in, be sure you can handle running around the campus so you can get to your next class, you can handle the professors treating you like an adult to where you have to do everything on your own.

    Bang for the buck

    Something that I learned from being able to visit the campus is that it has a very wide range of buildings on it. You need to go there about a couple of days before your classes begin so you can find out where they all are. Also to find where you can get your food on the way while you're going to your next class, if you have the time.

    Will enjoy being here

    I will enjoy the campus, how you can walk around to see different views around you, and also how you can take part in various clubs/activities that will help you find out who you are as a person. They will also help you interact with people you normally wouldn't think of talking to, and you get to make great friends in college.

    Will learn a lot

    This school is perfect for me because it has the program that I want to get into, which is Nursing. It's near my house but also far away from it so I can experience life as a college student. I know that it will be a heavy major due to all the courses that you need to take to be a Registered Nurse, but the people there are really helpful when you have a question or concern.

  • 09/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    for your first semester do not pick all the hard difficult classes take one difficult one and fill your schedule with classes that interest you that also will fill your requirements that is the best way to get good grades because a topic that interests you wont bore you to death and it will make your life a lot easier

    Bang for the buck

    great campus and reasonably priced

    Am enjoying being here

    friendly environment

    Am learning a lot

    my first semester was awesome loved all my classes and my teachers are relatable

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for agriculture students and most types of engineers. There are plenty of other majors but those are the 2 NMSU is noted for. If you are okay with being on your own and organized you will do great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a large step from high school. If you don't make time to study every day you will not succeed as easily as in high school. Learn to manage your money and time very wisely and don't spend all your money on ridiculous things. The partying can be a huge distraction even though it does not seem like it. Keep it under control.

    Bang for the buck

    The School is good quality for being quite cheap to attend. The on campus housing and meal plan are kind of pricey and you would save a lot of money living off of campus if you have a car or even a bike. The professors are lenient when it comes to text books and sometimes allow a previous edition.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really enjoy to college scene here. The campus is a very nice place and everything you need is conveniently close. Walmart is only a 5 minute drive and there are places to eat in walking distance and on campus. There is a Subway, Taco Bell, Einstein Bagels, and several places to eat between class. The Intramural sports are amazing. If you like almost any sport then you can play them in intramurals against other students.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are taught very well and have learned what is needed in all of them. The professors are for the most part very stern with the syllabus and it is a good thing. None of the professors seem to ever miss class no matter how bad you want them to.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Generally pretty safe. I have seen a few things but NMSU police usually take care of things pretty well.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life at NMSU is indescribable. Large part of campus, very active, housing grouped together, our Greek adviser pushes hardest for unity between the organizations. Tons of fun!

    Clubs and Activities

    Abundant at NMSU. 200+ campus chartered organizations not including Greek.

    Great for these types of students

    All. NMSU is a very diverse school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Undie run.

    Bang for the buck

    It feels like tuition is high enough, and it keeps going up, however this is a great school for the tuition it charges.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club, fraternity, sorority, team, or anything and you will always have fun.

    Food and Dining

    Have not had much of Taos, but to what I hear, it's good but gets old fast! Plenty of fast food restaurants nearby.

    Dorm Life

    Not housed in dorms, tried to not rate but it made me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dedicate your self to the actual academics. The parties are fun and great, but plentiful. Study, and party works well here, just really study.

    In three sentences

    NMSU is a great school with something for everybody. Good sized classes and great professors. Las Cruces is a college community, which makes it great. My favorite part about NMSU is GreekLife.

  • 02/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for all kinds of students since it is a big school it has many options. There are places to hangout and there are quiet places as well. I definitely recommend this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a prospective student I would suggest to speak with an adviser that knows about your major, so you can choose your classes wisely. I didn't so I am a little behind.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say is a very good school at an affordable price. It also accepts financial aid so that helps pay for tuition as well.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being in this school. The school is big and is a comfortable place to be in. there is vegetation and a pond. I enjoy nature and walking in school in some of my free time. Also people around are nice.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot. I am in the college of arts and sciences and graphic design is my major. I enjoy every class and the teachers are very helpful and want you to succeed.

  • 05/12/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships as you can real early. Also be sure to apply for the fafsa, that really help you out.

    Bang for the buck

    New Mexico State is definitely a college to go to if you don't have much money. The fafsa can almost pay for your tuition for college. Also if you live in New Mexico you can get the lottery scholarship.

    Will enjoy being here

    Living in a small town it is going to be hard for me to adapt to a bigger town. But I will enjoy being able to get out and do more stuff around the city.

    Will learn a lot

    New Mexico State is one of the only colleges in New Mexico that I have found to have a major for wildlife science. I know a lot of the professors there from judging wildlife in 4-h and FFA. So I am pretty sure that they are going to be able to help me out in whatever I need help with.

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and talk to other people that have already attended the school. Also talk to the staff and faculty of the college to learn more and get extra advice and tips.

    Bang for the buck

    My choice of New Mexico State University had a lot to do with financial business. For one, if you maintain a 2.5 or higher, you will receive the lottery scholarship starting your second semester of college. It pays all of tuition. There are also a lot of other scholarship opportunities to help pay for tuition as well as all the other fees that come with college. As far as 'bang for the buck,' NMSU isn't the most expensive school so there for is not as extravagant as other ones. But it is still a beautiful, safe, and clean campus. And although I don't live in the dorms or have a meal plan, all my friends seem to enjoy them both.

    Am enjoying being here

    New Mexico State University not only has great off campus life, but great on campus activities. Off campus there are many great restaurant choices, a mall, movies theaters, bowling, dances, music shows, festivals, and many other events. There's also the Rio Grande River with a beautiful walking trail, other trails for hiking or biking, work out centers, and churches. There's so much you can do!! On campus there are also great and fun activities. Many students as well as families and people from the community tailgate before football games, all the athletic games themselves are fun! Also, there's a fantastic activity center with inter-mural sports, work out classes, rock wall climbing, a bike shop, weight room, and many other physical activity opportunities. Although I'm not in one my self, there are many fraternity and sororities. There are also other clubs including the photography club, pre-health club, chess club, dancing clubs, and you name it!! No matter what you'll be able to find something to do.

    Am learning a lot

    In my first semester of New Mexico State University, I have learned both beneficial text book material as well as real world lessons. As far as classes go, all of my teachers are engaging and full of energy. We have discussions, watch relevant videos, learn how to apply the material to real life, and learn an appreciation for the material we are obtaining. Although my first classes were not difficult, not going to lie, I have learned very interesting things!! The secret to learning is to be willing though. But I have not only been learning text book material. I have been learning to time manage better, better handle stress, meet and talk to new people, to manage my money, and so much more!! As you go along you learn more and more things that you didn't even know you would or could learn! :)

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is great for any type of student but specifically agriculture, business, and engineering students. This is definitely what the school is known for.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go to NMSU, It is good to get at least a 3.5 in school so you can get the scholarships needed to help pay for books as well as your tuition. I would also recommend either wanting to study dome kind of science, agriculture, business, or engineering, because this is the school's strong points.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say this is great place to go for any student ad they would definitely get their money's worth. It is a great college to go to just to experience the whole college lifestyle and everything it had to offer.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being here at NMSU somewhat. I have made some great friends as well as have joined a Greek fraternity and I am enjoying it very much. On the other hand it is a lot further away from home than I would like, but it is still a fun place to be.

    Am learning a lot

    NMSU has a great curriculum focus. If a student wants to major in PGM Golf Management, they should definitely come here. Also they have a great location for Agriculuture students and anything to do with that area. I am personally there to study Biology, which the school is not necessarily known for, but they aren't bad at it either.

  • 11/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    NMSU would be good place mostly for any person you just need to find what to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun. Yes, you are here to get your degree, but enjoy it while you are here! Go out, join clubs, make friends and try to see how good you can do it by yourself.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really enjoy being in this university because there are many activities around campus, instructors are nice, the people that go to this school are also nice.

    Am learning a lot

    The instructor i have been having are really nice and they do really understand and make it easier for someone to understand the subject.

  • 12/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think NMSU has a place for everyone, we have tons of majors and are a very cultured school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention in class, GO TO CLASS, meet with your professors in their office hours to see how you are doing, many of them hate using blackboard.

    Bang for the buck

    For most state is pretty affordable, and you get a pretty good education.

    Am enjoying being here

    The environment is great. Every for the most part is very chilled out and fun. There are always events going on around campus, and all through Las Cruces.

  • 12/17/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great environment, people and awesome professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    unlimited courses and full of new things to do, HUGE campus with even more possibilities to expand even further!

    Bang for the buck

    good opportunities and not so much for classes and most books are replaced by e-books now and days.

    Will enjoy being here

    to the fullest! We are all crimson

    Will learn a lot

    Great campus full of opportunities and anything is possible here at NMSU!

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Yes it is a great school for these types of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Overall this is a very good school they have a lot to offer and if they get the chance to attend here I do highly recommend it.

    Bang for the buck

    To attend this school it is very expensive for me and hard to pay for. I need all thee help I can get being I pay out of pocket for my schooling with little help from my parents.

    Am enjoying being here

    I do enjoy being a college student at NMSU. They offer so many activities and opportunities for there students, not only educational.

    Am learning a lot

    Yes, while attending this university I truly have learned a lot and it has been helpful in my daily life.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Am enjoying being here

    The enviroment is very firendly and relaxing

    Am learning a lot

    I am part of the dance program and is great! The instructors are very talented and have tons of expirience.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Lazy ones.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NMSU is very close to the only Mormon church in town so expect missionaries from time to time.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is cheaper than most.

    What to do for fun

    The school has a great women's rugby team you should check out.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. I have nothing to complain about. There is an excellent chile relleno burrito at Chihuahua's that I could eat every day of my life.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great way to make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Come here if you like to nap your afternoons away. No studying here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to the international students. There are a lot of them and are ignored far too much.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State has a relaxed atmosphere. Most students work and go to school so there is a lot of leeway as far as attendance and turning homework in on time. Just do not forget to take your finals.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 150

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    NMSU is really fantastic about supporting student organizations. There is literally a club for everything, whether you speak Klingon or make Cling-ons for your windows!

    Food and Dining

    Huge selection of food, and it really is good! We even have a Taco Bell!

    Dorm Life

    I actually prefer the dorms to living off campus. It's a chance to really get involved with the community, and it's nicer than any apartments you'll find!

    Academic Rigor

    Expectto be stretched, but not set up for failure.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors. Take advantage of the fact that at NMSU, classes are small enough that you get face-time!

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State is large enough to have something for everyone, but small enough for a sense of community. And, it's beautiful!

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    NMSU alerts students right away when there is a safety risk on campus, with text messages, e-mail alerts and dorm assistants.

    Greek Life

    I personally love the Greek organizations at NMSU, there is a variety of chapters to join and in one, a student can fit in to do a lot for their community. Each one has much to offer the university and their philanthropy.

    Clubs and Activities

    NMSU has a great variety of clubs and organizations to join. From dance, religious, and much more that a student can find interesting and fun to engage in.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love aggie country, little town, and engineering.

    What to do for fun

    NMSU's sporting events are always fun to go to, especially with friends. There is also the mall not too far from campus that is great to go shopping and have fun.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very comfortable and all of them are adjacent to each other. Residents living in the dorms are very friendly and sociable. I could honestly say the dorm life is amazing and very comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are always available to help students with class materials and curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are always organizations, clubs, and many more opportunities to keep you busy and going. Some even give you the benefits of scholarships and outreach to further opportunities.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State is a homey, clean, adjacent to everything kind of place. A great atmosphere and very nice people to meet. Everything is close by and students are friendly, always around to meet new people.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria Taos is good the first couple of times then it gets repetitive. Fortunately there are other good food chains on campus such as Subway and Taco Bell among others.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are closer to the buildings where you actually have classes but others are a long walk away.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a great university to improve your academic stand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you have all your financial aid in place before enrolling.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school and it is full of great students and teachers.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    nmsu police have a station on campus and they do a really good job of keeping the school safe.

    Greek Life

    greek life is pretty big at nmsu but not overberring. it is reallt exciting and neat to be involved with.

    Clubs and Activities

    huge variety of clubs and activities on campus. there is a club to fit everyone and whatever interest they may have.

    Great for these types of students

    great for all types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    student tailgating at games is a huge student tradition.

    Bang for the buck

    nmsu is a good investment. students will get a good education and have a good time, all in one!

    What to do for fun

    nmsu offers fun activities, especially for freshman. there can be anything from concerts, games, tournaments, and even dances held on campus for students to enjoy. there are also computer labs for student use and nice hangout places with tvs, computers, and games.

    Food and Dining

    food and dining options on campus are really very good. there are various grills and food places to eat at all over campus. they offer a good variety so you can always find what you want and at good prices. there are also various coffee shops and such to meet all college students desires.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is great! there is always something to do, activities going on, and fun games to partake in. there are various styles of dorms and they are all in good quality and you can make lots of new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    the students at nmsu are very academically oriented. they really work hard and want to get the most out of their education. plus there are many research opportunities that the students try to participate in.

    Tips for prospective students

    any student that is looking at nmsu should really look into all the opportunities that nmsu has to offer. there are so many unique opportunities and experiences that nmsu offers from agriculture to engineering and many, many more. prospective students should also look into what the city of las cruces has to offer because it is a great college town that supports it's university.

    In three sentences

    nmsu is a very community oriented college that makes it's students feel welcome and encouraged. it offers a great environment and offers a wide variety of majors, minors, as well as classes for all students. nmsu is full of aggie pride and provides a great place to learn and interact with fellow students and others.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus police are constantly patrolling day and night making the campus safe for all. with a police department on campus, each call is answered promptly

    Clubs and Activities

    new mexico state campus life is always advertising events open to all students. with all of the numerous clubs you are bound to find a group of people interested in things you are.

    Great for these types of students

    this university is great for social, outgoing students eager to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    most places as well as traditions are not out of the ordinary

    Bang for the buck

    all in all new mexico state university is a well rounded university. this school offers a full variety of courses. the medium sized campus is easy to traverse by either foot or bicycle.

    What to do for fun

    there are three movie theaters within driving distance. there is also a gym equipped with a complete weight room, four full sized basketball courts, various cardio-rooms, an indoor track, and an olympic size swimming pool. there are also numerous restaurants to meet up with friends or study.

    Food and Dining

    depending on what meal plan you get the food served is tasty and is totally your choice. there are multiple food bars that serve various foods along with salad and cereal available anytime during the day.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is highly dependent on the type of person you are as well as what type of people you get for roommates. dorms are in walking distance of all buildings. dorms are also close to the cafeteria

    Academic Rigor

    engineering courses are very demanding. although courses can be very demanding there is help for students everywhere on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    future students should know their schedule before classes start. apply for scholarships early. talk to their professors often.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i really would not go anywhere alone after dark.

    Greek Life

    i would not know much about this but there are plenty to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are definitely plenty of bars, clubs, etc

    Great for these types of students

    students who are not interestd in school, but rather in partying.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i cannot think of any.

    Bang for the buck

    the school is not as great as people make it out to be.

    What to do for fun

    there are three movie theaters relatively close to campus and a mall.

    Food and Dining

    it is like a buffet and you can eat as much as you want, but the food is not even as good as mc donalds.

    Dorm Life

    i would not live on campus if i were you, it is hard to concentrate with all the partying.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are not hard, all you have to do is attend class and do homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you want to be able to concentrate on your schoolwork, do not live on campus.

    In three sentences

    there housing is unorganized and lets minor issues escalate into bigger ones. the teachers in the social work program are great and always there if you need help. the campus is one big party, not many of the students are serious about school.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 150

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    in the university there are a lot of organizations that do a lot of creative activities to students. the activity center also provides intramurals.

    Food and Dining

    i think that the university do not have enough place to go eat. also all the places to eat closed at 4:00p.m.

    Dorm Life

    i do not really like the dorm life because they have a lot of restrictions and rules. i do not think that some rules are necessary. i actually do not like them because they are small and very expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    i think this school has well prepared professors that help students as much as they can. they try to have a good communication with student and give their directions as simple as they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    the best tip that i can give to a future students is to maintain a balance in their lives. it is going to be very difficult because they are going to feel that they do not have time for family, friends, and school all at the same time.

    In three sentences

    new mexico state university is a college that is perfect for students who want to have a different college experience. it is perfect because it has diversity in cultures. the university also have a lot of support for those student that need an extra help in their classes.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 34 of 150

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I spend time with my daughter.

    Food and Dining

    I have never ate at the college.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are amazing and well informed.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you go to class you should do fine.

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful college. Teachers are there to help you learn and obtain your degree. It is an easy college to locate classes.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great!

    Bang for the buck

    School is cheaper than many around the country.

    What to do for fun

    Las Cruces is small but there are many things you can do for fun. Me and friends like to have good fun, for example hiking and camping on the weekends. There's also a lot of parties but I personally prefer the outdoors.

    Food and Dining

    Eh, college food isn't the best. I think it's better than high school but it really isn't healthy. The freshmen-fifteen myth is true!!

    Dorm Life

    I really love my dorm and my roommate. I think your first friend will be your roommate if you get along. Everyone is super nice in the halls.

    Academic Rigor

    i think the education I'm receiving is worth my money. I've also been getting a lot of hands-on experience with my major. The professors are also very helpful with everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    All you have to do is stay focus and balance school and social life. You'll love NMSU if you get involved. Also, don't be worried about a new city and new people, everyone is really nice and welcoming.

    In three sentences

    I love it here because it offers me a good education quality. I also think that the campus is a perfect size, not to big or too small. I also love all he programs and organizations they have to offer.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Undecided students or simply students who don't mind variety in their social life or academic repertoire.

    Bang for the buck

    Pre-biased as an in-state student, the school offers a lot of services for a fairly low tuition cost.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of campus groups that sponsor a variety of activities directed at fulfilling student fun. There's always something happening.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food and meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are well cared for and very welcoming. However, the true quality of dorm life rests on one's neighbors, so it may vary.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends largely on your teachers, but the workload is very challenging and the teachers usually go out of their way to make the work as interesting and fulfilling as they can. As college work, it takes a lot of willpower to keep up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go for the full college experience, excluding the drinking and partying. There are plenty of useful resources on campus, so I recommend using them to your full advantage. Finally, a tip for all college prospectives, get ready to buckle down and get to work.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very open and the classes are more inviting than one would expect. The educational resources are plentiful and as a state-funded college, the students are placed as a high priority in terms of comfort and convenience. Then classes are surprisingly challenging and teachers are usually very accessible.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I am looking forward to joining a sorority in the fall. I have been interested in joining and my friends have been encouraging the idea a lot. The fall will be even better if i do join.

    Food and Dining

    The food on-campus is great, when I am strapped for time it is so easy to grab something good to keep me going. I frequently dine on-campus with friends during my off hours from class.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms and on-campus apartments are very nice and well equipped. I love calling New Mexico State my home.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are amazingly beneficial. All of my classes have been very intense providing a solid foundation that I can build on to make the rest of my college classes beneficial.

    Tips for prospective students

    New Mexico State is a friendly environment that makes the transition to college very easy. Any and all students will enjoy their time in Las Cruces.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University is an amazing school. The whole experience has been wonderful, there are so many on-campus activities and events that make school a great experience. I am very excited to be attending New Mexico State and can't wait to finish out my next three years at New Mexico State.

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Latino, Gender,4-H,WICCA

    Great for these types of students

    joggers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Native American week including free Native American tacos Raft the Rio Grande (recycled rafts)

    Bang for the buck

    Baskin Robbins was having Tuesday 1.00 cones for awhile, Toucan's grocer has great marked down produce and 3 for 10.00 weekly wines.

    What to do for fun

    Concerts, activities, movies, depends on your taste (not a lot of cultural/museum stuff).

    Food and Dining

    Corbett Center fast food sucks but Einsteins Bagels is student friendly and often gives away coupons for free bagel sandwich. Frenger Food Court has the BEST food available Mediteranian, Mexican, East Indian, Asian and sandwiches.

    Dorm Life

    Can't really say; live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    Although it depends on the different instructors, honest communication is vital.

    Tips for prospective students

    Communicate with your instructors. Find someone in financial aid you can connect with and keep in touch with him/her- often they will give you heads up on shcolarships and other useful information. If you can carve out time to help in one of the community gardens you'll save on fresh produce! Learn about the different programs available to students such as free counseling services!

    In three sentences

    NMSU has dedicated instructors. NMSU has diverse programs, reflecting many different cultures and interests. NMSU has a need for more student parking.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 150

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's always something going on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to become a Crimson Scholar it really helps.

    In three sentences

    I would rate this college as a 9 out of 10. It really big but the professors are really nice and really help you.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 40 of 150

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I often attend events that are held on campus. The last on I attended was to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It was water games and I would've gladly joined if I didn't have another class to attend that day.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't had the opportunity to try everything. There is a Subway in my education building and I go there often. Also, there are many restaurants across from campus that are great.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in a dorm. I commute from my home in El Paso, TX to Las Cruces, NM.

    Academic Rigor

    I have enjoyed all my classes intended for education. I have had the opportunity and experience to work with kids and put my knowledge into play.

    In three sentences

    I had the choice of attending New Mexico State University and University of Texas in El Paso and after visiting the NMSU campus I felt like it was more me. The two campuses are about 40 minutes away but two very different atmospheres. I feel like learning when I'm on campus and I would not have it any other way.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    NMSU has campus security. The security on campus is really great. NMSU also sends out alerts via cell phone and email to notify students of what is going on, on campus. They security staff is fast to respond. They are also friendly and easy going. They do their job really good.

    Greek Life

    Not too sure about greek life, but from what I hear it is pretty amazing and so much fun!

    Clubs and Activities

    NMSU has so much diversity. You really can find anything you are looking for on and off campus. If you want to join a club, it is so easy. If you want to join a team, then go for it. There are so many activities.

    Great for these types of students

    NMSU has so much diversity. People are really opened and friendly. They make it so easy to just be YOU!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NMSU has so much to offer. There is so much to do on and off campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Las Cruces is amazing. I would say you get the bang for your buck! There is so much to do and so much diversity.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do at NMSU! AGGIE pride, go to a sports event! There are theaters, clubs, bars and restaurants in Las Cruces. El Paso is also only thirty minutes aways.

    Food and Dining

    There is so much to do in Las Cruces. There is so much diversity when it comes to dining. The food on and off-campus is great!

    Dorm Life

    I don't really know about the dorm life as I live off campus, but I have friends that live in the dorms and love it.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is a big thing at NMSU. Teachers are so helpful!

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out NMSU. Stay the night and explore Las Cruces. I guarantee you will fall in love!

    In three sentences

    NMSU is a great place to be. There is so much diversity on campus. There is also so much to do on and off-campus!

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Outstanding protection.

    Clubs and Activities

    Various clubs and activities way too numerous to mention. But something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    All students. from the early ones leaving home for the first time, to the student who has traveled worldwide.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many different cultural experiences from all around the world. Lots of Mexican traditions and fantastic foods.

    Bang for the buck

    The best of every aspect from instruction to the feeling of being home, no matter where you call home.

    What to do for fun

    So many activities. For the sports minded, fun minded, and learning that can be a great experience.

    Food and Dining

    Fantastic. All kinds of food from many cultures.

    Dorm Life

    Safe, fun and living the best life possible in a beautiful desert setting.

    Academic Rigor

    You will have fun while learning to achieve.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to learn and thrive. Be prepared to excell at all you attempt. You will recieve the very best in instruction. Prepare to make great grades and great friends.

    In three sentences

    Live Learn and Thrive at New Mexico State University. Meet the greatest instructors and students from the best places in the world. Be the best you can be at New Mexico State University.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 150

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Las Cruces has alot of opportunity for outdoor events.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a great school. It's easy to make friends and you learn alot of from the professors.

    In three sentences

    NMSU has amazing professors that really try to teach you and help you to understand what you are learning. The campus is beautiful, and I enjoy the pride that people have of their school. I would suggest everyone to go there.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There is a lot to do, and things that one can get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    Like a slow paced, and calm surrounding.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe the tuition is a bit high for the location.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and organizations. It is not a boring campus, but it takes an effort to find these organizations.

    Food and Dining

    The first half of the semester the food was great, and there many options. During the second semester the selection decreased.

    Dorm Life

    It was very loud, and rules were not enforced. The location is very central, and makes being involved easier.

    Academic Rigor

    I did have to study, and the classes were challenging. Yet I was able to complete both semesters with a 4.0. I felt in some classes, teachers were not properly preparing me for what was being tested.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some of the classes will not require a book, before you purchase one contact the professor. Use all of the sources your campus has to offer this may include tutoring, or the fitness facilities.

    In three sentences

    The campus was beautiful. The classes were challenging, yet reasonable. Most of the teachers were good.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 45 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    NMSU has the Crimson Cab a free taxi service to all students. We have Pete's pic up that will drive you around campus in the dark. It is a close community of staff and students.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is very active on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have inter-mural sports and each collage with in the university has many clubs. The campus is always having activities.

    Great for these types of students

    A student that likes to have fun, likes hands on education, but also is self disciplined.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a Camel at all our tale gates. Also, we are known to have some of the best tail gate parties. We are a party school.

    Bang for the buck

    I like NMSU because it is easy to find scholarships in the collage and for a large campus it is a close community.

    What to do for fun

    I ride horses, go to local rodeos and fairs, and go the the bars in El Paso.

    Food and Dining

    Our food courts are GREAT and the cafeteria has a good variety.

    Dorm Life

    The older dorms on campus are pretty run down.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on ones major. The science majors are challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your professors and keep your favorite professors close.

    In three sentences

    Large Campus, yet family feel to community. Strong Ag department. Not a great math department.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 46 of 150

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Be smart, but things usually seem pretty safe.

    Bang for the buck

    With lottery or Regents (which I had) school is very affordable for an undergraduate degree!!

    What to do for fun

    The night life in Las Cruces is great. It is a small enough city that you don't have to be too concerned with getting from point A to point B because things are close. Also, Crimson Cab is awesome for a ride after a night out. Its free with a student ID and they usually come and get you shortly. Before being 21 there are also a lot of parties and gatherings around the university.

    Food and Dining

    On campus food is not that great, but if you have a meal plan you'll never worry about being hungry because of being too cheap. However, they are very expensive and if you do not eat a lot I would recommend trying to make meals yourself.

    Dorm Life

    I did not like the dorms personally because they were expensive and often very loud. Also, they were so small. I like to be able to get away from people when I am at home and dorms do not really provide this. However, it is a good way to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the professor, but some classes can be very challenging while others are not hard at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a good student take more than 12 credits per semester, even though it is often not recommended for freshman.

    In three sentences

    The school is a great place to spend college years within New Mexico. I really liked the feel of the university and surrounding campus. The people are also very nice and will assist you whenever they can.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus PD are super nice and friendly. For those who are too intoxicated or need a lift home the campus offers a free car ride service called Crimson cab that will pick you up from anywhere in town.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous clubs available on campus. Off campus, we have awesome hiking trails and scenic spots in the nearby Oregon mountains. The Recreation center has sports equiptment for rent if you wanted to play racquetball, etc. There are two big cinemas in town and a mall. Plus, White Sands national monument is only half an hour away for some fun sledding on the dunes.

    Food and Dining

    There are various places to eat on campus (not just the school cafeteria). We have a couple cantinas that serve great burgers. There are numerous coffee shops and small restaurants across the street from campus. On campus we have a student-run restaurant that is very decently priced. There is also a fancy restaurant located near the football field in the Fulton Center.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on which dorm, dorm life can be pretty sweet. If you can, try to get into the Honors dorms. All dorms offer great extracurricular programs and activities from time to time to make your stay less boring and give you an opportunity to make friends. Housing life provides many opportunities for student jobs. Plus, if you have any issues, they are very willing to help -my freshmen year in the dorms, I had a really weird room mate and was able to switch to a different room no problem.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on what classes you take and how much effort you are willing to put into them. Teachers love challenging their students, especially the ones who show promise and are willing to work. You dod have to be willing to put in time into upper division courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for really hot summers with random monsoon rains and sometimes very chilly winters. We do eat quite a bit of spicy food down here, but there are many restaurants to fit everyone's tastes. We offer wonderful study abroad opportunities. I lived a year in China by having to pay only NMSU tuition.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State is a decent sized school with a big heart. The faculty here are really personal and care about their students' success. The campus is really nice with many new refurbished buildings.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Practically non existent.

    Great for these types of students

    Foreign.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no traditions here at NMSU.

    What to do for fun

    There is a thriving art scene and hispanic culture that is very inviting and fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to hold advisors and financial aid advisors accountable.

    In three sentences

    The main campus is very aesthetically pleasing. The instruction could be more challenging. The administration is very unhelpful.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've heard of very few incidents on campus. Dorms have excellent security (my friend was one of many night guards in one of the dorm facilities).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A Mountain was established many years ago as one of the greatest pranks in NMSU. Every year, the agricultural and engineering majors would mark an A for aggies somewhere on campus. Hadley Hall was the last building that had not been marked, so aggie student engineers strategically placed an A on Tortugas mountain, west of campus. When standing at the top of the horseshoe, one can see the illusion of the A on top of Hadley Hall.

    What to do for fun

    There are many cultural events which come up in the student newsletter which every students receives via e-mail. Aggie football, volleyball, and soccer games, volunteer work, and intramural soccer are always fun and entertaining.

    Food and Dining

    NMSU provides excellent international cuisine from Sodexo. I love it!

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers have high expectations from their students and do not allow for many mistakes.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend for to be as involved within the university as possible, make friends in every class, and meet with instructors as often as necessary within the course's semester.

    In three sentences

    This university gives students excellent resources such as tutors, school supplies, late library hours, the largest campus housing in New Mexico, etc., for their education. Students are given excellent opportunities to become involved in multicultural activities within the university as well as in the community with events like mariachi conferences and programs such as the Chicano program. I have the opportunity to be a part of the TRiO program which assigns me a mentor which guides me throughout my semester to make sure I keep up with my education and have access to excellent resources.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I participate in collegiate FFA and I love it. However, there are so many other clubs, organizations and fraternities around school to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    It is a great place for all types of students. Everyone is really friendly and open minded

    What to do for fun

    As a student you have access to the workout machines, pool area, games and other events going on around campus. There are generally a couple of concerts held each year that students and the surrounding community like to attend. Some student enjoy bowling and/or going to karaoke.

    Food and Dining

    There are several places to eat around campus. Taos is probably the most visited place to eat around campus. The food is good and there are tons of places to choose from on and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms so I don't know much about dorm life. However, from what I have observed it can be beneficial. There are tons of opportunities for students living in dorms and several events held throughout the year. Also, when you live on campus you are required to have a meal plan so you never go without food.

    Academic Rigor

    I wouldn't say it's hard because if you study and do as you are supposed to do then its easy to get good grades. However, some classes are definitely more challenging than others. It is important that you enjoy the degree you're seeking because it makes classes easier and more enjoyable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go over your degree plan with your advisers before choosing classes. It makes the process a lot easier and eliminates confusion. Also, your work load is a lot easier if you miss general education classes with your degree specific classes.

    In three sentences

    NMSU is a great school. The advisers in my college are understanding and willing to help students. NMSU has a great learning environment and I enjoy attending school there.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There was always something to do on campus. My friends and I would go swimming or play soccer outside. There were often parties held in the different living areas or by different colleges (the Honors College holds a masquerade every year that is really fun). Free movies are shown around campus, too. Flyers for free things to do are always up all around campus, so you can have fun for free!

    Food and Dining

    While the food can get quite repetitive and may not be as delicious as home-cooked meals, the staff at Taos tries hard to make the meals and service great. i quite enjoyed the meals and I liked that almost everyone would ask you about your day when serving your food. It was a friendly place to be and I loved hanging out with friends there. Plus, if you stay there late on some Wednesdays and Fridays, they sometimes will give you balloons!!

    Dorm Life

    I know other students who loved living in the dorms and will do that again next year, but I, personally, did not enjoy it. My roommate and I did not dislike each other exactly, but we definitely did not click and thus did not talk much. However, the parties, games, and get-together's planned by the CA's were quite fun and I got to meet new people!

    Tips for prospective students

    I know it is almost impossible to not have a lecture hall class (usually into or general ed classes) but if at all possible, avoid them. You will not learn as much because there are so many students and the instructor cannot possibly focus on you all at once.

    In three sentences

    While I do not like the lecture halls and the teacher/student ratio for some of my classes, I feel like may of the teachers knew what they were doing and tried to make the class entertaining even when they could not give us undivided attention. Almost all of the lab teachers are grad students, and while most still tried to make the class entertaining and to teach us, I felt like some of them would either get too nervous and thus confused, or they just really didn't fully understand what they were teaching and would often confuse us students. There are many things I feel the school could improve on, but I can honestly say I really enjoyed my first year here and am looking forward to going back in the fall!

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Great frats!

    Great for these types of students

    Who want a small college feel with a university style learning environment

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Barnes and Noble on campus

    What to do for fun

    Racquetball, Art and History Museum, Dining experiences

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for extra classes and find which teachers and classes you like best, then drop!

    In three sentences

    I have had a very hard time finding things to dislike about this campus. The teachers are great, the students are friendly, and the environment is warm and sunny. It will be a great place to graduate from.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities available for the campus students.

    What to do for fun

    There are many college activities that are planned for new and current students. For instance, gym time, sports, and numerous activities that are planned by the students and staff of the university.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining services are great at New Mexico State University. They are available to those that apply for a meal plan and the food selection is great to build healthy diets for students.

    Dorm Life

    Its an amazing and great experience for students to live in the dorms for it keeps them involved and helps them socialize with other students. Dorm life can be crazy sometimes but has great experiences for new students.

    Academic Rigor

    The instructors push the students to achieve their full potential in their declared major.

    Tips for prospective students

    An important tip for prospective students would be to keep focused in your school work and to also get involved with the college activities.

    In three sentences

    This university has an amazing campus. The instructors associate with the students and are always available for help. The university is an all around great college that offers great learning experiences and opportunities for ambitious students.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Family housing is rather notorious for needing some security renovation, but relatively few major incidents are reported on the emergency alert system that calls, texts, and emails everybody in its database. Mostly property crimes on parked vehicles.

    Greek Life

    We have Greek housing and several active Greek chapters, but other than that I cannot comment as I am not a Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are pretty standard with religious organizations being very well represented. Campus activities seem almost more appropriate for high schoolers. Only the most basic activities on campus or even around campus, so plan on driving.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for value oriented students and those who don't mind having to go off campus for any variety in activities.

    Bang for the buck

    NMSU is one of the most expensive public institutions in the state, but if you are a NM resident it is practically free and compared to New Mexico Tech we have the benefits of a larger city. Academically it is definitely worth it, but they will get you on housing and meal plans.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs are pretty standard with Greek, 40+ religious, and various professional clubs. Unless you just love pumping iron or swimming you should consider driving off campus or planning all outings during normal business hours on normal business days.

    Food and Dining

    Taos cafeteria is AWFUL between running out of supplies, serving powdered eggs, tough breadsticks, and the list goes on. The cheapest meal plan is $350, which just covers the fast food restaurants on campus and those are primarily open only for lunch. Cook if possible.

    Dorm Life

    I can't really rate this as I am a commuter student.

    Academic Rigor

    This really depends on the professor as to the extremes. Some professors are tough, others are easy. However, those who utilize office hours should have no difficulty finding the appropriate level of difficulty no matter where they stand.

    Tips for prospective students

    If possible avoid buying a meal plan and seek off-campus room mates. Take initiative in your education, advising is more or less to keep you focused on your major and utilize office hours along with the various free tutoring centers. Commuter students should plan to arrive early to find parking.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State is an excellent value for the money and the faculty I have encountered are more than willing to help both the advanced students who want further insight and those who are struggling with the subject. Dining is sub-par and I have heard so is housing. Most classes can easily be reached in the 10 minute passing period.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe living on campus. Very few things have happened on campus while I have lived there and I believe that if students just take simple precautions, such as not walking around alone at night, there is no reason to feel unsafe.

    What to do for fun

    As it is at most universities, the football games are always fun to go to. Any of the games, whether it be football, basketball, or volleyball are very entertaining. New Mexico State also has a great gym on campus and there are many classes offered that students can go to in order to get in shape and have fun at the same time.

    Food and Dining

    When I first started eating at the on-campus cafeteria, I really enjoyed it. However, after awhile, the food begins to get old. I still recommend getting a meal plan to any students who are planning on living on campus because it is a great thing to have when one cannot afford to buy groceries. However, a smaller meal plan, not a full time one, is the best option.

    Dorm Life

    I have lived on campus for two years and I love it. For the most part, I enjoyed the dorms that I lived in. Sometimes the air conditioning wasn't the greatest, and that proved to be the biggest problem that I had while living there. However, after putting in a work order and getting the problem fixed, the dorms were much better.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that majority of the classes I have taken have had fair academic rigor. I don't feel that it is too hard or easy to make a good grade in many different classes. Many of the classes I have taken are both challenging and interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    For anyone considering attending New Mexico State University, I highly recommend living on campus. Living on campus helps students attend class more because they are so close to their classes and it also helps students save money on gas. I also recommend that students going to New Mexico State University take advantage of the many activities that are offered on campus. Activities such as free concerts, light shows, and raves are offered on campus and it is a great way to have a good time with friends.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State is a wonderful school that is full of very diverse people. Majority of the classes that are offered at New Mexico State are very fulfilling, especially the Theater classes. I highly recommend New Mexico State University for many reasons, especially for students living in New Mexico.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    The school is compact and compelete with everything you'll need in a semeseter, just watch out for the parking get ther early or else!

    What to do for fun

    There is a gym with a rock climbing free for full time students, plus many social and academic clubs to join!

    Food and Dining

    Great options for food and dining at nmsu1

    Dorm Life

    May be rought staying away from home, but with the great views from the dorms and friendly people in the area there is no need to feel blue.

    Academic Rigor

    The staff and the teachers are great and teaching and the information is never to easy!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go check out the campus and where your classes will be before school starts that way on the first day, you'll feel more comfortable with the knowledge of where things are!

    In three sentences

    Very comfortable environment is what I would say about the campus at New Mexico State University. I love the friendly people and the food court was to die for! I would give NMSU a 10 out of 10 rating!

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You always see a police making sure that everything is ok

    Greek Life

    Many choices

    Clubs and Activities

    Very competitive clubs. National

    Great for these types of students

    Very open minded people

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An interesting mix of cultures, you always see something different

    Bang for the buck

    Good

    What to do for fun

    The Dorms life it is very fun, the campus has very recreative areas and the night life is also very entertaining

    Food and Dining

    Excellent quality of dining plans. Very good food.

    Dorm Life

    Amazing helpful community, excellent to hang out. Always Fun

    Academic Rigor

    If you do not like to learn, do not come to these school

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on what you want and get everything done.

    In three sentences

    Excellent community, combination of cultures and races make a great environment, good teachers always ready to help you. Excellent teaching and learning outcomes.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's okay. I worry about my vehicle sometimes but I believe they are doing a good job securing the area.

    Greek Life

    no comments

    Clubs and Activities

    I am native American, so I have the American Indian Program facility to go to and kick back. All minorities have a home base. Which I think is very cool.

    Great for these types of students

    Keeping to yourself will not get you far. Learn to mingle, I guess

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Pete's Place is pretty cool to get lots of work done.

    Bang for the buck

    My first full semester this fall. But I will have lots to say in the winter time. So far, I think I am going to like it as long as I stay busy with the books and studying.

    What to do for fun

    Bike riding and weightlifting! Now and then we go to the movies and like to walk our food off at the Mall. If I get bored, I will go to El Paso to find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    I cook for myself, but so far, I have been enjoying chihuahua's and subway!!!

    Dorm Life

    I don't know much, but I know I was with 3 smart gentlemen this summer. I can't say much for fall yet.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe I've made the right choice to get my best education in Kinesiology here at NMSU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all your paperwork in order and double or triple check everything. This will make for a smoother start. Know where your resources are and find a few go to people.

    In three sentences

    The faculty are very helpful and friendly. All you have to do is ask and someone will at least point you in the right direction. Also, most of the students are very friendly and sociable.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for a career in engineering you are in the right place.

    Bang for the buck

    It is so worth the money. I transferred from Arizona my own state because New Mexico State offered so much more for less the cost.

    What to do for fun

    Aggie Football is a great time of the fall season, but all individuals are different so there are plenty of clubs to join, different museums to see to get the history of Las Cruces and New Mexico. And as young adults if you go out at night always be safe.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of it and so many other options in nearby neighborhoods

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was a great experience and I couldn't believe the size of the rooms. I stayed in the apartments that are available on campus and it was great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with a great attitude and be willing to except help when needed. You will do just fine.

    In three sentences

    Counselors are very supportive to each student Campus is not overwhelming A big family

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe you can be escorted by campus security anytime

    Great for these types of students

    Great school for agricultural majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Greek week gets kind of crazy

    Bang for the buck

    Free concerts all the time, and great weather for walking from class to class. It is a good school set in a small agricultural based area.

    What to do for fun

    there are always fun activities going on around campus, concerts, sporting events, you name it.

    Food and Dining

    Campus has almost every resturaunt a college student can afford and would eat.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms I wouldn't know.

    Academic Rigor

    The sciences teachers are amazing and very helpful. The math department could use some work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study very hard for your math courses, they are not easy. And arrive to school early, parking can be kind of crazy at times.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere is good and friendly. The campus is very easy to navigate. Finally, the science proffesors are awesome!

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I like going to the movies, concerts and hanging with my friends.

    Food and Dining

    I eat mostly at home, but there are some great Mexican food places here.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel the academic rigor is on the high average side.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to make sure you keep on top of your financial aid, the process can be slow and at times infuriating.

    In three sentences

    It's a good local school. I enjoy going to school there. I feel I am learning a great deal here.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is a very safe environment. There are campus police patrolling around always and there is a police department plus a fire department on campus. Everywhere there are buttons to make emergency calls in the case of one. The fire alarms and extinguishers are checked frequently.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is always sociable and working hard to earn money to support their members. They make sure you are doing your school work and keeping your grades up. With a group of tutors to help out if need be.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs from art and music to math and science. I have yet to join a club but I have heard only good. The activities are always fun. Every semester for two weeks people can sign up to be a zombie or a human. Zombies catch humans and humans throw a small bean bag to stun zombies. It is always a hit with the students, plus you get a free bandana with human or zombie written on it.

    Great for these types of students

    The library is great for those who need peace and quiet for those late nights. The dorm Garcia Hall for those who like to socialize a bit more. Chamisa Hall for those who have great grades. The gym for those who like to stay fit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    North campus has a nice pond with fish and ducks swimming around. Along with tables if people wish to eat along side the serenity it brings. The week before class starts, it is tradition for a series of activities to be held for dorm life, as well as, those living off campus if they choose to join in on the fun.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is full of opportunity. NMSU is well worth the money with all of its resources. The writing center schedules appointments to review essays and work with you to improve them. The professors are always willing to help out as long as you seek it out. There is a gym open to full time students. The librarians are eager to assist in any questions about research or books of interest.

    What to do for fun

    There are always games going on in the dorms, as well as, misc. food socials. The school screens scary movies during Halloween time, among other movies during different seasons. There is an indoor pool and outdoor pool for the warmer months. Finally, there are always events being held around the campus it is just a matter of looking for them.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. There is a nice variety to choose from with a wonderful and fresh salad bar. You get what you pay for and there is plenty of room/food for everyone. The staff running the kitchen are also very kind and warm.

    Dorm Life

    Overall, dorm life is pretty fun. I have made many friends. The dorms are always creating fun activities to increase socialization. Everything is clean and perfectly adequate to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very intelligent and well prepared. They are exciting and full of life. I have yet to meet a professor who doesn't have the classes attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the Zuhl Library. There are a series of computers hooked up to a printer with $20 free credit to print. Always talk to the professors and administration. They are very understanding and helpful. In time of stress, the campus is very comforting to walk around.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University has a very friendly and calm environment. The classes have a smaller student to teacher ratio than most colleges, which makes for a greater learning atmosphere. Above all, the professors are enthused and prepared to teach the skills any student needs to be a success.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are multiple clubs, performances of plays and bands, and occasional film presentations for every student to attend and enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    I usually bring my own lunch from home but will occasionally purchase food from vending machines or from the convenience store, both options are rather inexpensive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Wake up early and take your time walking to class, look around you, hear the sounds of students conversing and birds chirping, smell the freshly cut grass, become enticed within the campus and become part of it. If you intend to park, find a parking space early, give yourself about 30-45 minutes prior to your class starting to find a good spot. If you're hungry, go to the Corbett Station, right outside Corbett Center. It's a simple convenience store where you could buy anything from Hot Pockets to Scantrons for your next test. You will find a microwave there as well as hot water for tea, coffee, or for your Cup-o-Soup.

    In three sentences

    With trees and lush green grass as far as the eyes can see, buildings with such beautiful architecture that inspire every student to study within their walls, and countless other details make walking from class to class less of a rush and more of a stroll through nature, the main campus of NMSU is truly breathtaking. But the most important aspect of all is the people; the most caring, dignified professors and friendliest students make attending NMSU such a pleasant experience that it's easy to forget about the rigorous life of studying and test taking. Every lecture feels like a simple conversation with a very interesting and clever friend, a conversation you'd never want to end.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe while being on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for everything. I have seen many clubs around campus that look fun. Plus, they look great on resumes.

    Bang for the buck

    Nothing much is over priced.

    What to do for fun

    Las Cruces is not too big and not too small so there is enough to do to be entertained. Plus, El Paso is 45 minutes away, so if you want some big city life, it is not far.

    Food and Dining

    Around the area, food is good.

    Dorm Life

    I gave it a one because I do not know about dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    There is an adequate amount of work but not too much, just enough to learn the material well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get the most out of your classes. Be yourself and do not let other's influence you.

    In three sentences

    The educators are well informed and teach well. The campus is very clean and a nice environment. The student's are diverse and nice, clean people.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs like academic clubs, sports, and more. You could get on one of these not very easily but with a lot of happiness.

    What to do for fun

    You can practice any sport that you like. Share with your friends in the pool, library, cafeteria or gym is very funny for everyone. A lot of celebrations in the campus are good enough for all people.

    Food and Dining

    NMSU have a very good cafeteria that you could go in your free time and buy something good to eat. You could buy a ticket with a lot of foods in the cafeteria. If you don't like the cafeteria food, there are a lot of restaurants in front of the university and they offer discount to any Aggie student.

    Dorm Life

    Good is a word that could be for the dorm life. NMSU have a lot of dorms for any student that pretend to attend the new Mexico state university. Safe place to live and to study is every dorm in the university.

    Academic Rigor

    Very good teachers in the campus are always trying to make the improvement of the students. Academic installations that help every person that need something. NMSU is a very good university in all the academic.

    Tips for prospective students

    New student have to know about all the things that NMSU has on its campus. All new students have to be organize and know that they are studying for their future and not for anyone else future. You have to know how you could pay for you college.

    In three sentences

    NMSU is a wonderful university that a person should attend. It is one of the most beautiful, big and huge universities that have a lot of extracurricular activities that a person would like to take. It is the best choice for anyone.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very, very safe place to live! I haven't heard of any crimes happening on or off campus the whole year I have been here.

    Greek Life

    Seems like a big deal but not very difficult to get into a fraternity or sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    Don't really have anything to compare it to but the clubs are more fun/ sport based rather than scholarly clubs. If you like that then there are a lot to choose from including rodeo club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a random duck pond on campus and also a separate turtle pond.

    Bang for the buck

    If you get in-state tuition prices then it is well worth coming to school here. A decent undergraduate degree without the financial burden, plus the cost of living is significantly less (but so it the pay).

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty of hiking and biking trails in Las Cruces. If you are not active and do not like being outside then it would be a pretty boring place for you to live. If you want a town that will allow you to focus on your studies this is it!

    Food and Dining

    It is very difficult to find a restaurant that has really good, healthy, unique food- the spots in town, people mainly go to for the ambiance. The schools dining hall is okay but really expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    If you want to learn something, you will but the general atmosphere of this college campus is pass to get by. Students constantly pass around old exams and lab reports/ papers to cheat off from because it is commonly understood that professors do not change the exam questions or the assignments ever. If you are a smart, overachiever (especially a women) this is something looked down upon in this academic culture for some reason.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in the undergraduate research opportunities. Be prepared for a small town, that shuts down by 8pm, and becomes deserted during breaks. Bring a car or some sort of transportation with you because you will need it in Las Cruces, NM.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus life is very safe and plenty of officers patroling the area constant.

    Food and Dining

    The university is located on a street where there are many options of where to eat. there is a variety of options from Mexican, Chinese, Italian, to your Micky D's just up the street. Plus there is a cafeteria where options vary as well.

    Dorm Life

    I have heard great comments on the campus life.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic achievements in students have been positive and has promotes growth with in the campus and community.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look up outdoor activities Campus visit Transportation information Information on near by cities On campus activities Look into graduation rate within your major or field

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University is a multi-cultural school that has many fields and opportunities for future students across the world. NMSU is located in the peaceful edge of the southwest with warm and inviting people. In a numerical range of 1 to 10, New Mexico State University is a perfect 8, great people, hospitality, and sincere welcome.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    NMSU gives students the opportunity to go to school with the Lottery Scholarship. The wide variety of different degrees, not only gives the chance for students to explore their career options but also go into their desired degree. Thankfully, NMSU gives you the opportunity to let you stay undecided for the first year in order to help you choose what you really want in your life

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I believe it is fairly safe. There are lights pretty much everywhere so its not too bad at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs but I haven't gotten involved because I don't have time but they seem fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Be sure to never wear anything from Albuquerque because they hate the Lobos (UNM) who happen to be from there. Be sure to go to a football game against UNM to see the amazing competitiveness.

    Bang for the buck

    I think it's pretty affordable compared to some real top notch universities. You get the same education as bigger schools with a great student to teacher ratio.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't much to do around Las Cruces because it's such a small city but a lot of people go to El Paso, which is only about 50 miles away, for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not all that great but it works and keeps you going. Plus, they offer breakfast burritos and omelets every morning!

    Dorm Life

    I think the dorms are great. They aren't all very affordable for some people but I live in the cheapest and they are nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major. I am an engineering major so the courses are fairly rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to fill out the FAFSA and the Scholar Dollar$ Application before March 1st of the Fall you are going to attend to get any aid you may need.

    In three sentences

    It is a school geared towards agriculture and wildlife more than anything else. It is also the only school in New Mexico that has an aerospace engineering program so it has a wide range of majors to choose from. Most people consider it a party school but it isn't.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Participate in every activity possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend to your new student orientation. Get involve in as many activities with new freshman as you can and dont be shy. Be open for new things.

    In three sentences

    Before choosing NMSU i took a tour to every university/college in my area and no campus compares to NMSU. The staff and teachers are always so helpful. My university is full of interesting and nice people, not to mention the agricultural college is known for being one of the best in the U.S.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus has emergency buttons all over campus. We also have service known as Pete's Pick-Up where you can call in the evening and night to have someone come and escort you to your dorm, car, across campus, etc.

    Greek Life

    WONDERFUL! I am a recent alum of a sorority on campus and it really made my college experience. Those girls were my sisters, friends, and future bridesmaids. There was absolutely NO hazing, the competitions were fun, and the cost was manageable.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone. We have lots of honor societies, a Greek system, academic clubs, ethnic clubs, clubs for your major, and clubs for those with similar interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Any and All!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We SUCK at football, but our spirit and tailgates make up for it! We have a bonfire every Fall, lots of musical guests, and a cow that you can see into its stomach!

    Bang for the buck

    NMSU offers the Lottery Scholarship to those who qualify and the leftover amount is very reasonable and affordable. Books are steep, but you are able to find many of them online.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs on campus you can join, bars and clubs if you are over 21, and El Paso offers lots of shopping as well. Another big attraction is the amount of gyms, as Las Cruces is a fitness focused city.

    Food and Dining

    Taos is great! They have so many options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is always a variety and most things are really good (especially the ice cream!).

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms my freshman year and loved it! I had so much fun, met my best friend, found tons of resources, and learned to love the school cafeteria! It was one of the best experiences ever.

    Academic Rigor

    As an Education major, the classes are not only content based, but experience based as well. This is critical is preparing you for when you graduate and enter the workforce. They do an excellent job in making sure you have the best education possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be shy! Join a club, go to the gym, use the computer labs, and say hello to your neighbor. Make your experience the best it can be.

    In three sentences

    NMSU is a great place to study! The campus, professors, and organizations are very welcoming. It is definitely a home-away-from-home.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I would say that the campus satefy would pretty good for the fact that the police is around campus at night which is good but cannot be to careful.

    Greek Life

    I just applied to join a sorority, Kippa Delta Chi. This sorority is not like many other sororities, it's more of a community services type but they still have fun like go to the movies, bowling, going to the mall in the weekends. A very social, friendly, and welcoming sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many student activities at NMSU, for example Freshmen Ambassadors, the climbing wall at the activity center, theres is many things that NMSU has to offer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite location at NMSU would have to be the Chemical Engineer Department because they have many different things to look at and the environment is just simply great.

    What to do for fun

    I would say for fun at NMSU is to get involve in as many clubs, sororities, fraternities, sports, etc. There is many opinions that NMSU offers students.

    Food and Dining

    I think it's great to have different opinions of food in the university for the fact that many students have different opinions about the food they eat and NMSU gives a great variety of food opinions.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms but I have heard it's a great experience because it's a new environment for students that had never experienced living alone.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say that studying, doing homework an giving up time with friends and family would be the most difficult thing for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    For the incoming freshmen, I would advise them to go to class everyday, do the assignments on time, and to have a little bit of fun once in awhile.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University is one of the best universities for the fact that they do anything to help it's students to be successful. I, as a Chemical Engineer student, NMSU provided Chemical Engineers with a computer lab, that allows us to complete our homework. I have had great experiences with NMSU in the past semesters; one of my experiences was being a Freshmen Ambassador and another with Kippa Delta Chi Sorority.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is amazing because we have our own police and fire department there can be on the scene in less than five minutes. There are also mini cabs that you can call on campus that can escort you back to your dorms late at night if you are afraid to walk back.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is well balanced, they are very smart, but still they don;t really accept you if your not in Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to join on campus and everyone is always involved.

    Great for these types of students

    where they like to party, stay out all night, and not to be involved in the city life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know of an unusual tradition on campus yet.

    Bang for the buck

    The school helps you with as many scholarships, but the finacial aid is descent not to great, but it works out for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    Some of the fun things to do here are to go to zumba classes, learn how to dance, or go to bible studies. Basically anything that you can imagine is here but it is a very small city.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great sometimes, but other times it is not. The food is also very diverse where anyone can eat there from a vegetarian to a salad lover. The dining is great and awesome.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is amazing because some dorms have like all students that just are engineering, but you get to meet everyone on your floor and in your dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are alright i guess, but the professors understand that you do have a life and other classes so they give you time to do homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like the diversity of every culture this school is right for you. The other thing is if you like the hot weather this is a good place for you.

    In three sentences

    There are many student activities to do here. There are a lot of resources for the student, such as tutoring, a writing center, and a mediation room.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's always a service that can come and pick you up and take you to your dorm or car if you're staying late on campus that day.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are not quite ready for a big school like UT Austin, but too urban for a tiny school.

    Bang for the buck

    You really do get a good education. But the tuition goes up every year. That's the only downer.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends in their dorms. Ride my bike around campus.

    Food and Dining

    It's a little bit too pricey for my taste. But the bad thing is that when you're an incoming freshman, you have to buy a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    It's not as bad everyone says it is. You have a sense of community with it. You'll always find someone who can help you with studying or homework.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not too hard, but not too easy at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get behind on homework. When you're done with your classes for the day, study for fifteen minutes what you went over in class. That way you won't have to cram the night before the test. You'll know most of everything already.

    In three sentences

    It's small enough to not be too overwhelming. But it's big enough so you don't feel that you know everything about everyone. It's the perfect school.

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out w/friends and frat parties.

    Food and Dining

    Not much variety but tasty enough.

    Dorm Life

    Perfect, everyone's friendly in the dorms and very good buildings.

    Academic Rigor

    Very good, hard at first but very good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose your major carefully.

    In three sentences

    Very good at social life. Academic level very good. Very secure campus.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I believe that the campus safety get an A-plus at NMSU. There are campus police constantly roaming the grounds; at night,Pete's Pick-up helps people get around campus safely. I feel safe walking around during both the day and night.

    Greek Life

    There are sixteen Greek organizations that students have to choose from. Not only do they get to participate in school-related activities, but they also have a great opportunity to get out in the community and help many people in the local area.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am part of the intramural sports program and I really enjoy it. Everyone plays a fair game, but it is also competitive enough to keep me on edge.

    Great for these types of students

    I cannot say that NMSU is good for any particular student because NMSU is great for anyone. Whatever area of the country or world someone comes from they will find a place here. There is such a diversity of race and culture that anyone can find friends and find a group that fits them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the Branson Library, there is a relaxation room with a massage chair and a stress relief room. There is also an underwear run where people do a run in their undies around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Coming from a smaller town, Las Cruces and NMSU was just what I need to start my own life away from home. I have had many job opportunities and the school has given me many opportunities that other universities could not offer me. I have not been here long, but NMSU is already my home away from home. I love the people, and I love the university. The climate is warm and the sun is nearly always burning bright. If anyone wants to have fun and get a great education, New Mexico State University is the place for them.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities to be a part of at NMSU. Starting with intramural sports, there is basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, golf, and dodgeball to name a few. One could watch an Aggie football game, ride bikes, workout, fish, join a club, swim, and even go hiking in the nearby mountains.

    Food and Dining

    I previously went to Western New Mexico before I transferred to NMSU, and NMSU's dining options were love at first sight. With a large cafeteria, on-campus restaurants, and snack bars all over campus, sometimes I cannot decide what to eat for lunch. There is a lot of variety and the food actually tastes really good.

    Dorm Life

    To put it simply, the on-campus living here at NMSU is awesome. I am from the metro area and the University of New Mexico has expensive housing with no real dorm life. At New Mexico State, dorms are more affordable, relative to every school related activity, and have a lot of fun great students that care about others and the university.

    Academic Rigor

    The work that is required is not the hardest work, but it is challenging. The work requires critical thinking, and it actually helps because it sparks productive learning. The academic requirements simply demand your time and effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before one gets to college, they should do as much scholarship and grant searching as they can! NMSU is a very affordable institution, but the more help you can get the better the experience will be. The faculty and student body are amazing and are very supportive whenever anyone needs help.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State is a great institution with great educators. With an amazing campus and so many opportunities, it gives students a multitude of ways to live their blooming adulthood. The city is amazing and the university gives all students the opportunity to find an aspect to life that they can enjoy and be apart of for the rest of their lives.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    NMSU offers a safe ride home from anywhere on campus back to your dorm, all you do is call and they'll be there! Best thing about it, is it's free! Late night studying, or paper writing, and don't wanna walk home alone, Pete's Pick-Up is perfect!

    Clubs and Activities

    In our Student Union, there is a student activities room upstairs that will offer you tons of different clubs and organizations for you to join! It's so cool because there are many different categories: Cultural, Government, Social, Music/Sports, Honors, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A tradition here is we have a football game called Tough Enough to Wear Pink in support of breast cancer.

    Bang for the buck

    At New Mexico State, which has been voted one of the top college buys for a while now, you are most definitely going to get top education for the money it's worth. The professors are great, and extremely helpful if you ask. Its tuition was one of my main pulls for applying, and it was so worth it!

    What to do for fun

    What I like to do for fun, honestly, is just relax after classes, sit on my bed and watch a movie, or something; but! that doesn't mean at all that NMSU is boring. There are so many organizations, clubs, sports, fraternities and sororities that you can join! Don't be shy to ask what there is to do, because they will certainly try to recruit you to a new sport or club! Almost everytime I'm walking to class, there are people asking me to join something, or participate in something. So get out there!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is so-so. It definitely does the job! The cafeteria isn't gourmet or anything, but let's face it, what colleges' food is? (Besides a culinary institute I'm assuming) If you're not feeling up to the cafeteria, there's always fast food places around campus that are quick to get to! And certainly some places off campus to sit-in, or just to grab a quick bite.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are awesome. I love living with my roommate! It's exciting, there's fun people everywhere, easy access to kitchen, or laundry rooms, and it's just very relaxing around the dorms. Here in Pinon, there's a volleyball court and pool tables. Some dorms are rowdy, whereas others are quiet; it all depends on your personality! So pick the one that best suits your likes.

    Academic Rigor

    NMSU, like other universities, has its hard and simpler classes. The courses here will definitely challenge you and give you work to do, and others will give you notes to write and tests to take, nothing more. If you're looking for a challenge, you can find it here. Push yourself to try new things and learn new things!

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips? Be outgoing! Be spontaneous and don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and show people who you truly are. NMSU's students are a lot more accepting and friendly than I first expected, and they make me feel welcome and comfortable. Another piece of advice is to study study study. Be time managing and know when and where to be! College is fun when you're organized and know what's going on.

    In three sentences

    NMSU is a great university to learn, meet a diverse group of people, experience dorm life with a roommate, eat cafeteria food, and just have some fun! I love it here, and am always having a great time. It's a great place that feels like home, and will certainly meet your wants!

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there is alot of things to do here, there are plenty of activities going on everyday. there are too many where, you don't know where to go first. Or you may want to work out at the weight room, or have free pizza held by clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Toas, the main eating area where most students eats. But there are other alternatives here, such as fast food that are provided here: subway, taco bell, and lota burger. here are multiple of meal plans to chose from and you'll be surprise how amazing the food is here.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are amazing, they are nice homey room and there are no curfew. The amazing CA's here are cool they make mentors and within the dorm you're more likely able to make more friends.

    Academic Rigor

    the teacher are nice and really nice once you get to know them. there are a variety of teachers here, italian, chinese, and etc. there is good exposer to new culture and education. Every assignment is mostly done online so this helps by turning in HW on time, it shows what are you're doing the next class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to be greeted by nice students and faculty, and ease up up bit NMSU is a nice environment so just be yourself there are plenty of people who would be glad to meet. Here, there are encouragement and help in subjects if you need it, they are more than happy to help you out whether academically or everyday life problems.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school, it has small class interactive teachers, an unique environment that NMSU that makes it very easy comfortable. There are great activities here participate in, for example the AIP program that pairs mentors with freshman to help get all your college concerns situated. Overall, i love this school, glad to be enrolled and say that I am a Aggie!.

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots from where to choose.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone is very friendly.

    What to do for fun

    Many different fun activities happen around the year for every single student that wants to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    Different places from where to choose.

    Dorm Life

    Peaceful, fun, and friendly environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Good professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a group so they could help you with what to expect and with your classes.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University has a lot of programs for students succeed. Many tutoring centers are offer. NMSU offers everything that a student needs to succeed.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are security guards that will walk you to your car, there is also Pete's pick up that will pick you up from any where from the school and drop you off at your dorm or car. There is also teh Crimson Cab that is a cab service that is free to all studetns in the night, this cab will give you a ride home from anywhere in the city.

    Greek Life

    I am not part of theGreek life, but I have friends that are and they enjoy it!

    Clubs and Activities

    Join as many as you can, it is fun!

    Great for these types of students

    Agriculture, this is a big agriculture school.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student, the price is amazing. I qualify for in state tuition which is great!

    What to do for fun

    Go to the school activities, those are always fun. There are some bars around that are fun. There is one night club in Hotel Encanto, and I believe there is one about to open in the Ramada Inn,

    Food and Dining

    I really enjoyed the food, there were many different types of food that I could choose from. The only down side were the weekends, there were only pasta and sandwiches.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms, but I did live in the apartments on campus and I really enjoyed those.

    Academic Rigor

    School was challenging at times, but there is always help. Tutoring and other services are always available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the campus.Join as many organizations as you can and can manage, this way you will meet new people and do things you enjoy. STUDY ABROAD!

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety on campus is really good! If there is a problem campus police are ready to take care of it and make you feel safe again.

    Greek Life

    I hear Greek Life is pretty amazing but I am not currently participating.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a bunch of clubs on campus especially ones that are related to your major.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of students most of the colleges in NMSU have certifications that will get you a job over someone else.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When NMSU plays UTEP there is a beat up a car activity right in the middle of campus!

    Bang for the buck

    New Mexico State University is priced amazingly for in state students and out of state students. It's definitely worth the money you pay.

    What to do for fun

    The best thing to do for fun is go support any of the teams, you get to see amazing school spirit.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus is pretty good, there is a lot of variety.

    Dorm Life

    I hear living in the dorms is very fun but I do not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the teacher, some classes can be very tough but those class tend to make you put more effort into all your classes. And some classes are easy because the teacher does everything they can to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as soon as you can, sit down and think about what you want to major in. Make sure to stay on top of your work and follow your degree plan.

    In three sentences

    The teachers strive to make you a better student and graduate on time. The student body as a whole is very friendly and supportive of each other. There is a lot of places you can get help with every class you take.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Being a member of a sorority on campus, I highly recommend taking part in Greek Life. You meet a lot of people, take on leadership opportunities, and work towards the betterment of the community.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria was recently remodeled and offers a variety of food options during the week.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are kept secure with keys that only residents and those working for the school have access to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of what the school has to offer. Take part in the clubs and activities. The school is a social one and has many different programs available to help its students.

    In three sentences

    The campus is really easy to navigate and it's really pretty. The teachers are helpful and are always ready to help even after their office hours. There's always something on campus to help students achieve their academic goals.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops everywhere so it is pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    It is here for all those who want to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    Fun everywhere.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for everyone that wants to succeed in life no matter what type they are.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I really do not know any of these things.

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth spending you money in this college for all the neat things they offer. It is a great place. Everything you need is close by.

    What to do for fun

    Go out to the movies or simply play video games. Go to gym and workout for a while. See teaching videos in You Tube such as Vsause or Tededucation.

    Food and Dining

    Okay food. The main restaurant is a buffet so that is nice. Small food places all around campus so it is convenient.

    Dorm Life

    It is alright. Depends on the dorm you got. Some are small and others big, the bigger the better.

    Academic Rigor

    I love to be in school. Great place to enjoy and have fun. I learn new thing every day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in everything they can. There are great opportunities everywhere. You only need to search for these opportunities.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University at the main campus has great computer labs which most of them are free; there are great quiet places to study all around the campus. It is located in a small hill which makes traveling it fun. Great professors and staff that will help you with anything they can

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe, there is constant campus police. The one and only thing to worry about is making sure your car is locked. People sometimes walk around parking lots to see if they are unlocked.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of Christian organizations that meet all the time. They are fun and great social activities. We also have Greek life that is suppose to be a lot of fun.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for students that like small towns.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school has a lot of traditions that are unusual and cool. One of them is lighting the luminaries. Luminaries are paper bags with t-lights in them, they light them all at night and they make a beautiful pathway of lights. Another thing that is cool about this school is the Zombies Vs. Humans game that is essentially a giant game of tag. You start as a human and when the zombie tags you, you become a zombie and you start tagging humans. It's a lot of fun and hundreds of kids play every year.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is very affordable for a four year university.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, go to the school sporting events. We have tons of school spirit as Aggies! There are also lots of fun sporting teams you can join as well as fraternities, sororities and organizational groups on campus. If you are more into the arts go and watch the school plays and musicals, they're very entertaining. We also have a phenomenal dance group on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The school has many different places to dine and they are all very good. The school cafeteria was just completely remodeled and is beautiful, however, the food is always the same. I don't suggest a meal plan, but flex points to eat at other dinning areas on campus I do suggest!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are old and dorm living is never the greatest. I lived in the dorms my freshman year and made tons of friends! It's not the best, but that's at any school. Even though they're old, living in the dorms is the best way to make friends when you're new to the school.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here at NMSU are very challenging depending on what school you enter. The nursing program is very difficult but nothing is impossible and everyone wants to see you succeed here.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest coming to this school although I don't suggest a meal plan. The new cafeteria is beautiful but serves the same food all the time and a meal plan is too expensive to be eating the same food over and over again.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University has a beautiful campus in a small town that focuses on the school. The people that attend this school are very nice and alway helpful. The classes are interesting and difficult, they always keep you on your feet with hard work but make it possible for you to get great grades!

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe. cops everywhere. always on Campus PD

    Greek Life

    theres a bunch of both sor/frats like AGR is for the aggie boys, and the Zetas are mean girls.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sororities/fraternaties school clubs

    Great for these types of students

    Ag related mostly. Nurses, Business, and Engineering majors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tailgating is very unusual, and lots of fun. the duck pond is a nice place to hang out. the bon fires we have for home coming

    Bang for the buck

    im not sure what they mean, but college is VERY expensive

    What to do for fun

    #1 Tailgating! #2 Basketball Games #3 Concerts in town, or El Paso if your 18

    Food and Dining

    toas is ok for about a semester or two. Gerald Thomas just got a Blakes Lota Burger inside. the Education building has a subway.

    Dorm Life

    fun in Pinon. Garcia is getting old and gross but always had fun there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont buy your books at the campus Barnes and Noble, go to the off campus book store, SO MUCH CHEAPER. Borrow a friends clicker for class if they no longer need it. Get to know your advisor!!!

    In three sentences

    I like NMSU and the Ag department is OUTSTANDING. On main campus most teachers think you're just another student but in the AXED, ANSC, and othe agriculture realated degrees, the professors there care and want you to succeed.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Everything is safe security is there when you need them to be.

    Greek Life

    Many sororities and fraternities to choose from..... Great experience! Many life long and forever friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs for everyone from anime, veterinary club, horseback riding, nursing to Student council.

    Great for these types of students

    If you have a love for Agriculture and animals NMSU is great for you and also for engineering students they have a great engineering program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a luminaria walk every year on the first Sunday of December its beautiful. The campus is lined up with luminarias, and you get to see it all in a horse carriage, along with hot cocoa and singing Christmas songs.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall NMSU and Las Cruces is a great place to live and study. The people are extremely nice, the campus is beautiful and the experience is even better!

    What to do for fun

    Hiking in the mountains shopping at our local mall, fairs, festivals, historic Las Cruces, downtown Las Cruces

    Food and Dining

    Great food options, have a new and transformed cafeteria

    Dorm Life

    Fun experience, every student should experience the dorms at least once

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is high in many of the colleges such as engineering, business, agriculture and even CTFM.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, and study! Always go to class Always do your homework Make school priority but have a social life too... keep it 50/50

    In three sentences

    I love going to school here. The professors are amazing. I have learned a lot and recommend NMSU!

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    I love New Mexico State the campus is very nice. The instructors do an exceptional job. I have had a great experience here.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    NMSU has its own police force and they are quick on responding in emergencies!

    Greek Life

    Lots of Greek life they are all over campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It seems like a lot but compared to other schools its not to bad.

    What to do for fun

    Las Cruces has lots, we have a mall, several movie theaters, bowling alleys and much more!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of different food and actually pretty good!

    Dorm Life

    Some people smoke weed in the dorms at times.

    In three sentences

    Great! Very Diverse!

  • 12/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security on campus is excellent. For example if you get out late from class and if you feel uneasy for any reason to go back to your car any student can call Aggie-transit and they can give you a ride to your car for free. That is security at a personal level.

    Greek Life

    I am a senior Vice President of Delta Sigma Pi and love every minute of it. Besides the networking with other professionals, the ability to socialize with brothers, which are co-ed, with the same interests allows you to solidify bonds for life. A great saying that the fraternity has is Its not just four years but for Life My fellow brothers help me out with class homework or even act as private tutors, and in my line of degree that is a huge help. I you have the opportunity to join this prestigious international fraternity, do so it is a great investment for your future, it totally is for mine.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am currently a member of Delta Sigma Pi, which is a business fraternity. I love this organization because it is not expensive to be in and allows you to network with professionals that are executives or managers in nationwide businesses. Another club to be in is TRIOSS because this program just steers you in the right direction and helps students to accomplish their goals.

    Great for these types of students

    Business college is so awesome! Just to let you know why that is, the dean of Business use to be the Governor of New Mexico! Show me another school that allows you to learn form prestigious people and steers you in the right direction.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school participates in an event which is called Keep State Great. This event allows students to participate in an on-campus community service which helps pick up trash and is a great way for students and teachers to socialize in a non-formal manner.

    Bang for the buck

    Well the price is within reach of working students and you can't beat the schools way of trying to save the students money. For example, the yearly price of parking on campus is $45-$50 dollars which compared to other schools which parking can reach up to $600 a year alone.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do on campus, such as being a full time student you can use the huge on-campus gym for free as well as taking advantage of the year round pool for free. There are on campus movies that are available for free and there are events on campus brought on by fraternities and sororities that make it awesome to be a part of.

    Food and Dining

    Inside the Annex building are various little restaurants from chick-fil-a to Taus Kitchen which has a variety of foods. Every food stand in the food court accommodates to every one's culture friendly tastes.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    My way of attaining knowledge and overcoming tasks is by partaking study groups that shared the same discipline to pass. I cannot stress this enough, with the right people around me to help me focus on my transition from a student to a future professional was astounding.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a new student on campus, join the TRIOSS program. this program steers you in the right direction from resume and leadership building to scholarship opportunities and mentoring programs. This program can show you what opportunities are available for students as well as help students to check out materials that they need such as scientific calculators and laptops. Let me tell you, as a student on a budget I totally capitalized on all their rentals.

    In three sentences

    This campus is very student friendly and very hospitable. The amount of opportunities that the campus gives you, whether to join social clubs or formal organizations, is tremendous. The networking and knowledge you can capitalize from this college is limitless.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The school holds many different activities, and there are other options for fun off campus.

    Food and Dining

    They have many food and dining options available for students that are either on campus or around campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life seems to be fine with the studenst that live there.

    Academic Rigor

    I am content.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would strongly suggest in investing in a bicycle and to get to class on time.

    In three sentences

    I believe that I am receiving the best education curriculum at New Mexico State University. I wish that there were more opportunities to help single parents with funding for continuing their education. I would rate my school roughly about a 3.5 out of 5.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is incredible and very reliable. You can often find the campus police driving around campus looking out for the safety of all students.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life at NMSU is amazing. They are all very involved with both the campus and community and hosts an outstanding number of events for all to attend. Unlike many other campuses the Greek Life at NMSU is very approachable and friendly.

    Clubs and Activities

    NMSU has a club on campus for every individual that attends. You will surely be able to find your home away from home

    Great for these types of students

    NMSU is great for all students. It doesn't matter what your interests, hobbies, or likes are there is a wide variety of activities to indulge yourself in. If you prefer to work hard and forfeit the play the campus libraries are immense and stocked with the best resources.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus has a ton of fun traditions such as the annual football rival game against the UNM Lobos. There is also The NIght of Luminarias which is where the entire campus is lit up and there is caroling and horse drawn carriages. Along with a multitude of other exciting events.

    Bang for the buck

    With any college it is always best to research what courses you are ging to need to take for your degree and to ultimately try and stick to those courses. NMSU has a great staff, although there are a couple of difficult professors, the majority of the staff works very hard to translate the course material to the students.

    What to do for fun

    If you don't have a car it will be difficult to find fun things to do off campus. However, the university does an amazing job of hosting events on campus and creating a fun environment to help relieve some college stress.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at NMSU is great. There are a variety of options and the main cafeteria has just been remodeled and is serving and enormous amount of food.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on which hall you live in the dorm life will differ. None of the dorms are terrible and there are many CA's who work very hard to make you feel at home.

    Academic Rigor

    While classes will vary in difficulty there are tons of places and people on campus who are willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to visit the campus. Try and contact and advisor of your prospective major and talk about the courses you would be required to take. Ultimately just make sure NMSU suits you as much as you suit it.

    In three sentences

    NMSU is a very beautiful campus with a lot of friendly people. The classes vary in size but for the most part teachers are willing to meet one on one with students. Teacher Assistants are very helpful and personable.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have a system called Pete's pick-up which is a golf cart that will come pick you up and take you where you need to go after hours.

    Greek Life

    Like every school we have our fraternities and our sororities.

    What to do for fun

    There is the usual college night life here and if you are an outdoor kind of person, the Organ Mountains have great hiking spots! Then in the spring time it is very popular for students to float the Rio Grande.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is great! They just renovated the cafeteria and it is better than ever!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are located close to the cafeteria and close to most campus buildings. It is an easy walk from your room to your class.

    Academic Rigor

    It has it's hard classes and it's easy classes like most colleges.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on tasks and when the weather gets warm don't skip class.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University is a unique college to attend. It is culturally different and you get a taste of New Mexican lifestyle by being in Las Cruces. If you enjoy warm weather but can't afford the beach then NMSU is meant for you!

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is actually pretty safe. Security is pretty good and there aren't exactly a lot of problems around the campus, just your usual people causing a little trouble here and there, but never something major.

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't looked into too much of them myself but I do know that there are some video game teams, an anime club, and a computer programming club that's around the school.

    Great for these types of students

    The campus is great for students of all kinds. You will always find your kind of crowd somewhere in the campus and you will have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition that I noticed is that around Halloween there is a Humans vs. Zombies competition in which zombie players try to hunt human players throughout the course of a week.

    Bang for the buck

    The school's not too expensive, especially for in-state tuition and the ones who qualify for the 135 mile discount. It's worth it and in the end you will see that it's a good investment.

    What to do for fun

    There are often people who want to hang out around the campus, not only that the school sometimes does events that the students can participate in to have some fun, for example movies in the courtyards and some mini fairs.

    Food and Dining

    The school's main dining area Taos is very nice and has a couple different kinds of foods, the only thing is that it does get boring eventually. Luckily the campus has different restaurants across the campus like Subway, Taco Bell, and Chick-fil-a.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is great, it's very liberating. The CA's are cool, the living arrangements are suitable, and there are very little problems with the dorms at all, it's a very suitable living environment.

    Academic Rigor

    The school's teachers are very nice and usually always helpful. They are experienced and valued educators that are more than qualified to do what they do.

    Tips for prospective students

    First year is going to be hard because of the changes you'll experience so just focus and try hard to not fall behind.

    In three sentences

    It is a relaxing school with lots of places for quiet time for homework. The campus is big and full of things to do with lots of people to meet.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    They are all party people

    Great for these types of students

    NMSU is great for every type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The duck pond is so nice to sit at.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the free movies they have at school. Check out the theatre departments plays, they are really good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to every single class possible. Sit in the front row. Read everything that is assigned for homework and do all homework. School comes first, your friends will wait. Family emergencies happen, your teachers are humans too and understand if you miss class.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University has good student resources. The teachers, administrators, and advisers are always willing to help students with anything. There is always somewhere to turn for for help here, as long as help is sought.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Overall pretty safe at night patrols wander the streets and ensure that no student is in harms way.

    Clubs and Activities

    IEEE/HKN, engineers without borders, intramural sports, dorm room events, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a determined individual for math, science or engineering. You have lots of doors open all over the US once you graduate. Many high paying employers come here to recruit students after they graduate.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The enchilada festival is one of the many festivals where students will go out to university and watch the parade towards downtown.

    Bang for the buck

    The professors to my knowledge, in the department of engineering. Know their stuff they provide supplemental material to the students and enforce team based learning. Most of the books for the campus materials can be either bought or rented(tangible/ebook) which is very convienent

    What to do for fun

    There are many groups to join on campus. Intramural(sports), college specific(IEEE/HKN, Engineers without borders, etc). Or you can go to the gym across Corbett Center to work out or swim. Visit the auditorium for anime night on wednesdays.

    Food and Dining

    Although the variety of food served at NMSU has changed within the last 5 years I still say they lack in the quality of the food. Therefore, I chose the meal plan that allows me to select the most amount of points to consume food outside Taos.

    Dorm Life

    Although some of the dorms on campus are a bit on the not so pleasant side and some are more lavish than others; it's a great way to create new friends and bonds between classmates as they encourage learning environments and tutoring for students free of charge. Open door policies with Campus Advisors, in short hassle free.

    Academic Rigor

    Many professors on campus strive to ensure their students excel with the material available, however it does not imply that one will enjoy the learning process. One is there to learn not to be guided by hand so that when graduation comes about, you are in a way self sustainable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy the material before hand and read it. Practice core class material on a weekly schedule as it will benefit in the long run. Join campus groups (IEEE/HKN, Student Support Groups, etc). As it can ease the stress that comes with immersing yourself in a collegiate environment

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University is a culturally diverse university; It is a lax environment that promotes learning and most of the student populace are accepting/tolerant of other's views (religion,sex, etc). Teamwork is encouraged dependent of what college you are in at NMSU.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus police constantly patrol the streets from sun up to sun down. security guards even walk the campuses at night, and there are also emergency light poles.

    Greek Life

    i haven't gotten involved in Greek life but i have met those who are involved and they really enjoy it. many of the sororities get involved in a certain volunteer program and each house although defined by there specific house colors are really a great mix of cultures.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is literally a community group and activity for everyone. whether you wish to go cultural, religious, or with connect with those of similar or different races, there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    nmsu is great for those who like the feel of a large campus in a small town. Although our college offers many degrees in many different departments, you never feel lost or out of place because of the small town feel here in las cruces.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i love scoping out the art building, i always find new funky sculptures and murals.

    Bang for the buck

    the education is definitely worth the money and luckily many scholarships are offered so you never have to struggle.

    What to do for fun

    NMSU offers a wide variety of fun activities: free movie nights, community events, concerts, and each individual can find a group or community that meets there specific needs (there are A LOT to choose from)

    Food and Dining

    i don't eat campus dining very often, but i do enjoy there theme nights.

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived in the dorms. but i do live in family housing and i love the neighborhood.

    Academic Rigor

    Very extensive and detailed, but every class is designed to help you achieve greatness.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never be afraid to ask questions. Don't be scared to switch advisers; some really are more helpful than others. And never be too proud to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    NMSU has an amazing hospitality program. The professors are caring, understanding, and always there to help you out. My mom graduated from the same program and i am proud to be following in her footsteps.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very few dangerous incidences occur.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of extra-curricular activities, sport or academic focused, even more if you can get people interested.

    Great for these types of students

    I see all types of students, it is a very divers campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Late night pancake parties, pajama parties.

    Bang for the buck

    New Mexico resident tuition is reasonable, if you take advantage of the programs the university offers it is well worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    A decent number of intramural sports are offered, dance classes, swimming pool, and many more if you look around.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple fast food restaurants spread across campus. Buffet style cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are relatively quiet, very close to class, and is a good way to get to know people.

    Academic Rigor

    It's definitely not high school, but if you stay on task, talk with your professors, and do your work, you wont find it unbearable at the end of the semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in the dorms for at least a semester, just to get the feel of being on the campus. Get involved with clubs and groups that will help you do well in school.

    In three sentences

    Class sizes enables students to get to know the professors personally. Great research and job opportunities are available through the university. The professors are willing and eager to help students understand the material.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. There are security around that they care for our safety and for us to feel safe living here on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are different clubs and activities. They are all fun and they are all different from each other.

    Great for these types of students

    Students can join different groups that they think they would enjoy doing. It is another way to find new friends and interact with other students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Here on campus students are spread around everywhere doing their own thing. Usually the libraries on campus are full because students go there to study.

    Bang for the buck

    Filling out scholarships is something that we do to help pay for our education. Also fasfa helps pay for school.

    What to do for fun

    They are different activities to do here every day. But ofcourse it is important to do your assignments first. The acivities vary every week from sports, games, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is like being at home. You get to choose from a variety of different plates everyday. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome. It is an experience and you are able to get to kno new people every day.

    Academic Rigor

    It is easy to pass your classes but you have to be dedicated to do so. If you procastinate it will be hard to pass your class.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will be able to get the help you need in order to pass all your classes. It is very easy to get around campus. The teachers want you to pass the class and will help you understand the class.

    In three sentences

    I think New Mexico State University is a great school to attend. It is a big campus, and all the students here are very social. The campus is beautiful.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineers and agricultural majors.

    What to do for fun

    Go to sporting events, NMSU has great athletic programs (except for football).

    Tips for prospective students

    The better your GPA in high school the higher chance of landing a great scholarship.

    In three sentences

    Large and beautiful campus. Classes with a far too high student:professor ratio. Terrible parking layout/design.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Emergency notifications are always sent to our emails to keep us students informed of any emergency.

    What to do for fun

    There are different things that one can do for fun one would be joining an organization which are very fun. Another one would be going to the parks on campus.

    Food and Dining

    At times students at NMSU don't get the chance to go grab some lunch therefore there are different restaurants on campus. Even better they usually give students some type of discount.

    Dorm Life

    There are a lot of opportunities for NMSU students to live on campus and not drive back and forth to the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Attendece is enforced in many of the classes for better success helping us students be more responsible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attending class is what we as students should do since we are paying for tuition. Also I feel that the whole point of going to school is to learn something new and start practicing our futures by being responsible.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University is a great university were as students we get the opportunity to join organizations. The classes offered there are great. New Mexico State University is a great place to get your career I personally recommend it.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    There is a book store across the street that has cheaper books than the school book store, which is recommended by anyone here on campus.

    What to do for fun

    You kinda have to make your own fun. I normally do a lot of hiking in the mountains on my spare time from school work. Other than that they have art fairs and even food fairs , but finding out when they are is hard not in less you know people.

    Food and Dining

    First off we have a lot of choices on and off campus. We have on campus a subway, lotaburger, TBCY, Tacobell, Chickfila and some other restaurants that sell Chinese, and Mexican food. The main food place is Taos which is like a buffet and has pizza, make it yourself stir fry/ and pasta, burgers, subs/wraps, and they serve a special meal of the day. The only negative is that its only open till 8, so for people like me who get out of class late in the evening and are starving and want a lot of food Taos is not an option.

    Dorm Life

    Minus Garcia which is a dorm I would not suggest , fire alarms go off a lot, and just recently has become the most expensive dorm here at NMSU (due to remodeling). The other two dorms I have stayed at are Monagle and RGH. Monagle has court areas and it seems to be a lot more open. RGH may look a bit creepy, but the people seem to be really nice and they have an amazing kitchen and seating area with a TV, where people can just chat , watch movies, or even play games. Dorm life here on campus seems very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Here at NMSU, it seems to be a bit relaxed, which is a nice change of pace. As far as needing help such as tutoring, there are many options through out campus that can help with anything: Writing, Math, Language, and even Engineering just to name a few. The tutoring is not limited to just undergrad its for everyone. NMSU has a lot of helpful resources for its students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keeping up with 2 things 1. Attendance and 2. grades are very important here. Especially if you want teachers and staff to take you seriously.

    In three sentences

    NMSU Is very open to all different types of students, especially for people who are doing study abroad either nationally or internationally. The atmosphere here is very friendly and the transition if you are doing a study abroad is very smooth.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    With your nmsu email you'll get sent all sorts of safety tips and warnings. I got an email once about young kids claiming they were lost and wanted you to take them to an address they write down where the victims would be raped, robbed or worese. We are one of the top party schools but we are also one of the top for rape which is scary but I've never felt threatened or not safe there, and I have night classes.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you have no idea where to start joining clubs, look down. People are always drawing their club meetings with chalk on the floors. Some of them seem really interesting like hiking clubs or religious groups even theatre groups but personally I need to focus on my studies so I can't give an accurate description for this one. But they are everywhere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a duck pond where people go to walk around or chill out. The horseshoe is where the luckiest of us get to park because it's as close to campus you can get without being a servie vehicle. We bleed crimson (school colors) and on Fridays it's highly encouraged to show your school pride.

    Bang for the buck

    The Lottery Scholarship that pays for 70-80% of your tuition, YEARLY, and all you have to do is maintain a 2.5 GPA. Taos is a buffet inside Corbett Student Center that feeds the students that live on campus but sometimes they've let me (a commuter student) eat for free. *Don't know if I should be sharing that.. but the food is nice, all you can eat for around 8 bucks.

    What to do for fun

    Not a lot to do in this city itself but if you're doing it right learning should be it's own reward! No but you can also go 30 minutes out to El Paso, TX and go clubbing. But locally our dog parks and mountains are fun if you're into hiking and exercising.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options, from local favorites like Blake's Lottaburger to asian cusine like The Mix. The food on campus can be a bit overpriced but they pump it out really quick for when you have a 10 minute break between classes. Lunch time is always a favorite for all-aged students.

    Dorm Life

    Saving money, living at home. Most people seem to like it but personally it's really expensive if you're paying out of pocket.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are really helpful and only a handful won't answer THAT question most are really open to office hours and outside class help. The undergraduates that teach classes are usually my favorite because they seem fresher and more bright-eyed about learning. But generally most of them just want you to learn something while you're there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Honestly, I don't know if this is most colleges or just here, but I rarely use the required books in class. So wait a week or so before dishing out 160 dollars on a book you probably won't use. Don't be late because good parking is hard to find. Lastly, the environment is really easy going in this city so most of the teachers are cool with you and seem less rushed than big city colleges. Also, do NOT mess up if you are eligable for the Lottery Scholarship because it pays for about 80% of your schooling.

    In three sentences

    It is a really great school for engineering that won't put you into too much debt. The parking is a little ridiculous in that you pay $50 a year to spend 20-30 minutes trying to find a good spot. The location is really nice and the campus is always clean and no one seems to be rushing everywhere, it's very laid back here.

  • 04/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life at New Mexico State university is one of the strongest and active group of students. Most greek are passionate about their chapter which makes every event a good time. Each chapter offers a different brotherhood/sisterhood where everyone can find their place. The Greek GPA average was higher than the undergradute GPA average for the 2012 Fall Semester.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Aggie sports are a huge part of our tradition.

    What to do for fun

    The city of Las Cruces offers many fun activities such as concerts, fairs, and recreational sports. The university offers may activities specified for students. They offer intramural sports, charity events, movie screenings, and greek life.

    Food and Dining

    Not only are many restaurants such as Chick-Fil-A, Taco Bell, Panda Express, and Subway on campus, they take flex points which are included in dining plans. A restaurant that serves as a buffet of many different choices of food is available to all students. The food is delicious and everybody can find something that they like.

    Dorm Life

    While I do not personally live in the dorms, many of my friends do. Each dorm is unique. Some negative things about the dorms are noise levels and disruptions. some positive things about the dorm are that the furniture is good quality and each dorm offers a different experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, the difficulty of classes will vary. The university has many wonderful professors who are willing to work with you if you are willing to try.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in all the different clubs and organizations. The more involved you are the more you will get out of your experience here. Also remember that your education here is what is preparing you for the future so cherish it and try your hardest.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University is a welcoming campus and community to all students who attend. There is something for everyone to do, join, and learn here. While education is most important, student also learn important life skills.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a great number of sports games and activities to attend.

    Food and Dining

    NMSU provides meal plans for students that are interested. Campus dinning has great food and good service. They are not open 24/7 but do provide means at appropriate times.

    Dorm Life

    I can not provide accurate information on the dorm life because i do not live in dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Moderate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should never procrastinate or skip class. Plan out your weeks on a calendar, marking due dates and tests. Use your time wisely and don't get distracted by parting.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University provides fantastic degree opportunities in engineering and agriculture. I personally enjoy the environment the campus provides as well as support and tutoring services. NMSU has many different sports and activities that I find interesting also.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never had any safety issues or concerns on campus. I have heard of a couple incidents but they do not occur frequently that I am aware of. I have always felt safe on campus, whether it be early in the morning or late at night.

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of fraternities and sororities that hold many events for Greek and non-Greek students.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of organizations to join, honor societies, student government, intramural sports and many others.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students of small town, who look to live in a city, but can't expand their budget to live in a big city like Denver or Dallas. Las Cruces will offer them so much and they will truly enjoy the culture and their time here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students tend to tailgate before football games, then they decide to leave or stay out in the parking lot and not go watch the game.

    Bang for the buck

    NMSU is relatively cheap to other institutions of higher learning and I think students who come here get more than what they pay for. Students get a great deal and make a great choice by becoming an Aggie.

    What to do for fun

    Meet students, especially from other cultures as NMSU offers a great deal of diversity. Workout at the AC, go to athletic events and get involved with student organizations.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is pretty good on campus. They have a Blakes Lotaburger, Panda Express, Subway, Taco Bell and many other dining places that make it hard to decide what to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There have been new dormitories added in recent years that have greatly improved the dorm life. There are plenty of friends in the making.

    Academic Rigor

    NMSU can be challenging and the fact that it has plenty to offer academically makes it very compelling. Students will be challenged and will learn plenty because of the academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join organizations, meet people. Stay on top of your class work but take time to enjoy the college experience.

    In three sentences

    Academically it has plenty to offer. This university has a great college atmosphere, especially when basketball season rolls around. Employment opportunities are available for all students.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There might not be much to do in Las Cruces so a lot of people make the commute to El Paso. I had never been there before and after my freshman year I began to learn the city.

    Food and Dining

    Food was ok. It was good in the beginning but after two semesters of the same thing almost three times a day it gets old. But that is just the meal plan experience.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really fun and I think every college freshman should experience it. They always have activities planned at least once a month. I was able to become friends with my CA and she helped with any questions I had. I also made a ton of new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The only problem I had was with an Algebra 121 professor. The problem was addressed and should be dealt with accordingly. Other than that professor they all love the subject that they teach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to speak with an advisor every time you register, it will make your life that much easier. Just go to class no matter how much you don't want to, in most cases attendance points will help in the end. Make a lot of new friends!

    In three sentences

    This school is great and each college does everything it can to help its students. THe campus is beautiful and small enough to learn your way around, the professors love what they teach as well. The only problem I had was with the financial aid department.

  • 05/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They say campus is supposed to be dangerous at night and supposedly NMSU received 2nd most dangerous college in some recent poll for some magazine but honestly I've walked around campus at night and never saw anything. That being said, it's still better to always have someone with you.

    Greek Life

    I have no clue. They have a few. That's all I know.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wide range of clubs for all kinds of students

    Great for these types of students

    Party students, agriculture students, students who want to study abroad someday

    Bang for the buck

    Prices are going up, but they're going up everywhere. You can't really avoid it.

    What to do for fun

    Las Cruces sucks in this regard if you're under 21. Party with friends is probably the only thing to do if you're not involved in any student organizations.

    Food and Dining

    Besides the food court, they have some fast food chains hidden in various buildings and a panda express just opened up next to their Barnes and Noble bookstore. Across the street are a variety of food places such as sandwiches, chinese, sushi, and greek food.

    Dorm Life

    From what I hear, it's non-stop partying and false fire alarms at strange hours of the day and night. I would suggest finding off-campus housing if you have the resources and the party life isn't for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Never came across anything too demanding but it is essential to attend every class because it can be very easy to fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and take advantage of crimson cab and the bus routes.

    In three sentences

    Has a great diversity of students. Many opportunities to become involved on campus and in community.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Giant is pretty cool, because you can take money out in the oddest amounts, for instance five dollars as oppose to 10.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the movies, and just hang out at the mall.

    Food and Dining

    Not so good

    Dorm Life

    I would rate this a 4 I mean besides people acting stupid in the halls, I guess it wasn't that bad.. One thing I can say is living in the dorms definitely cuts down on your sleeping, specially if your a light sleeper

    Academic Rigor

    I would rate it a 3 only because I had issues with instructors not grading papers or assignments in a timely manner

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at maybe

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State is a really nice school, I enjoyed my freshman year, and I'm looking forward to going back in the fall. The food at the commons wasn't all that great, but we made it work. Other than that it's pretty cool there.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The one cafeteria we have on campus has pretty good food.

    Dorm Life

    I have never personally lived in the dorms here, but I have heard a lot of good things and a lot of bad things about them. I think it is a good idea to live on campus the first year because it makes it very easy to meet new people, plus it is very easy to get to class and to the libraries to study. After that, though, I would suggest living off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    As compared to the university I attended my freshman year, New Mexico State University's introductory courses are a bit easier. Of course, once you get into the upper level courses they become more rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since many students here are from New Mexico and have high school friends to socialize with, it can be easy to get too comfortable and stick with the same group of friends one has always had. I would suggest branching out and meeting people from many different groups. To me, this is an important part of the college experience.

    In three sentences

    NMSU has a welcoming atmosphere. I greatly enjoy my degree program and I know several students who would say the same about theirs. It is pretty easy to get help from a professor or advisor, as long as you are willing to give up a little time in your day to do so.

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For those who are 21, The Game is an excellent bar not far from campus. The natatorium, basketball courts, fields, and racket ball courts are all very well taken care of, and you can check out equipment if you need it.

    Food and Dining

    It's been a few years, but the food that comes with the meal plan was good and there was a decent variety. Around campus there are quite a few option, most of which are excellent.

    Dorm Life

    Having only stayed in the Monagle dorms for a year, all I can say is that they're usually pretty quiet, but the rooms are a little small for two people.

    Academic Rigor

    Mid terms and finals can be busy, but unless you find yourself with a full course load (6 classes/18 credit hours) you shouldn't be too busy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to walk a bit. Parking and on-campus housing are often a 10 or 15 minute walk from most classes.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University is a warm (both literally and figuratively), friendly place, full of caring people. The campus is both beautiful and diverse, and it offers a good blend of outside expertise and local culture. The faculty here includes some of the most brilliant and interesting people I have ever met.

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i am no so comfortable with the security i feel they can improve

    What to do for fun

    you can visit white sands

    Food and Dining

    food is good you can find different restaurants

    Dorm Life

    i never live in the dorms of the campus

    Academic Rigor

    if there are big parties we get busted

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for Admission and Financial Aid Take English and Math Placement Tests

    In three sentences

    it is a very good school to study, the students are nice and you wil love your college experience

  • 06/25/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to campus parties.

    Food and Dining

    Yummy food.

    Dorm Life

    Absolutely wonderful!

    Academic Rigor

    Perfect class sizes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply here!

    In three sentences

    This is a great place to start school. The campus is very beautiful. The Dean of Students will get to know every student on his time.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is relatively safe. People on golf carts patrol the school as well as the police department in SUVs at night. There are several options for students out late at night. Crimson cab picks up students until 2 am and takes them back to their dorm from off campus for free. Pete's pick up also operates till late and is an on campus service to take you from your late class back to your dorm.

    Greek Life

    There are numerous Fraternities and Sororities at NMSU. A relatively new housing complex for greek organizations keeps the greek community tightly knit. Some still do the traditional houses as well on and around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Numerous Students clubs and Organizations dedicated to helping out students learn and have fun.

    Great for these types of students

    NMSU is a great university for all students. Agricultural students benefit the most from an education here. NMSU has one of the best programs in the nation and is federally funded. Modern farming practices are always being researched as well as new hybrids of foods that are greatly beneficial.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    NMSU has grown the hottest pepper on Earth. The Chile Institute part of the Ag department grew a Trinidad Moruga Pepper that averages a whopping 1.2 million Scoville Heat Units with some reaching 2 million. When it comes to chile and peppers NMSU is the best.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a land grant university NMSU has a lower tuition rate than many major colleges. A quality education can be obtained if you push to make it happen and the professors are there to help you to it. The cost is low but the quality is high here at NMSU.

    What to do for fun

    Intramurals, community events, residence events, open mic nights, student government events. There is no shortage of events going on around campus. Students are notified of events and are usually near the residence halls.

    Food and Dining

    Taos Dining Hall, Corbett Student Union and Frenger Food court are all great dining options on campus. there are a few scattered restaurants in some of the educational buildings. Several restaurants within walking distance of campus.

    Dorm Life

    Great community among students. A significant percentage of freshman live on campus so there is many opportunities to meet new people. Residence facilities are nice. There is the occasional pranks but what college doesn't have them.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not easy. Attention in class is key to understand concepts. Classes require a significant amount of homework to help with student understanding. If your class does not assign a lot of homework then you will need to study to make sure you understand. Failure to not study will result in failure of the class. Around exams try to take breaks during study time. small breaks help you too relax and not get burnt out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply before September of your senior year. Deadlines for institutional scholarships are Dec 1. Apply for housing as soon as possible. A major residence hall is under reconstruction so space is limited in the remaining 3 halls. Don't take an excessive amount of classes, 15+, your freshman year unless your major requires it for on time graduation. Fill out the Scholar Dollars application as soon as you receive your letter of admission. The sooner you apply the more scholarships you are eligible for.

    In three sentences

    Great Overall School. Professors who are knowledgeable and willing to help students. Great community among fellow classmates.

  • 07/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police are always lurking around in their super quiet suv's. At night, you can call for a golf cart to come pick you up from one side of campus and take you somewhere else safely. The campus is fairly well lit, and the surrounding neighborhood is good. New Mexico has lots of nice people who will randomly say hi to you.

    Greek Life

    They usually come find you and try to get you to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    Football, softball, and various religious gatherings are around. The theater will house academic meetings and lectures from experts around the world, or the theater majors will put on performances.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that can concentrate on their studies. This school tries a good balance of most major programs, but I think it is leaning more towards the STEM fields.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a duck lake on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    This is up to you. In our current society, college degrees are increasingly important in job applications. But, success in college and post college is dependent on how you approach it.

    What to do for fun

    Skateboarding, bike riding, soccer, swimming pools, gyms with all the equipment and rock climbing, and internet access is everywhere. There is a free movie night once a week that tries to get movies that are still in theaters. There are are some off campus locations very close with an excellent Japanese restaurant and a very good Italian Restaurant across the street.

    Food and Dining

    The employees there are usually very nice, and get to know you throughout the semester. Unfortunately the menu is very repetitive. One time they served the same turkey for a whole week. You might also expect to get very good Mexican food considering your in in New Mexico, but it seems like it is cooked in Ohio and sent over here. Students are always complaining about the food, but it is the only option. Every once in a while when important people come in such as parents with their high school kids who might enroll, they will serve really good food.

    Dorm Life

    Its expensive and you will be required to get the food plan which is also very expensive. You could lack sleep depending on your roommate, but that exists in all schools. If you can avoid that, then everything should be fine. The rooms themselves are average. You do get fast internet.

    Academic Rigor

    Undergrad courses are easy. It is like high school all over again, but don't underestimate it. Upper level courses will present a challenge if you didn't pay attention. The engineering programs here are supposed to be very good. Students have told me that the professors there are very hands-on. The agriculture program is obvious, there is a ranch right on campus. The music program is excellent. They are always practicing. RoTC students seem to be the most mature out of everybody.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take notes and keep you notes. You will come back to them later in upper level classes. There are two big libraries that stay open late, along with computer labs. Use them. Become friendly with your financial aid adviser. Many students I have spoken with have mentioned that this is a way to keep your financial aid. Sounds ridiculous, but it is what it is, and having money is extremely important in achieving graduation.

    In three sentences

    (1) The Professors are usually enthusiastic. (2) Your fellow students are from a variety of different cultures, which will be important for your adult development. (3) Everything on campus is expensive, so I would encourage off campus if money is not easy for you.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. I have walked across campus many times at a late hour and never felt like i was unsafe.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who love to study, not great for students who love to party.

    Bang for the buck

    For the price to go there NMSU is great. It's packs a great education for a small cost.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't much to do for fun. there's shopping and movies and stuff like that. Most cool things to do are at least an hour away, but they are worth the trip.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is not good. They have the same food every single day and its not very good food either, but on the plus side there are a lot of good places to eat right across the street.

    Dorm Life

    It is very quiet not to noisy, unless you live in Garcia the fire alarms get pulled there in the middle of the night all the time.

    Academic Rigor

    My degree is nursing and it is a very difficult major. Th e classes for this program are difficult and require a lot of study time.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure when you visit stay for about a week to see the place and what it's like there.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State is a good school for an education. If you're looking for a good school and a good place for the cliche college experience NMSU is not the place.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Go out. Experience the town, enjoy the campus, join clubs and makes friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get everything done early.

    In three sentences

    It's a lovely hidden gem among the slow city. It has massive opportunities waiting for me. All the programs there are top-notch.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Being on campus is extremely safe. There are always people walking around at all hours of the night. The campus police department is always driving around patrolling the buildings and lesser-lit parts. I know if I'm studying late at night and I need to take a break, I can just stop and take a nice walk under the moon light.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs to become involved with. A wide variety of sports you can try out, either by the club or at the Activity Center. There are intra-murals going on all the time, so get some friends together, make a team, and always play for fun!

    Bang for the buck

    Inexpensive school in a good-sized city.

    What to do for fun

    Go to sporting events, go to housing events, eat! There are a million different restaurants in Las Cruces.

    Food and Dining

    Dining at NMSU has some perks and drawbacks. The food itself is mediocre. Sometimes they have something delicious, but most of the time it is just alright. Nothing is disgusting. Desserts are fantastic. Dining on campus is convenient, most of the time. If you are hungry, there will be food. But they have set times where they serve entrees and real food. Outside of these times they will always have hamburgers, salad, and sandwiches.

    Dorm Life

    Life on campus is amazing, and convenient. Considering there is always something happening on campus, being right in the middle of it makes life much more interesting. Along with that, each hall puts on programs each month, themed differently to reach a variety of interests. Each of the resident's halls has something different to offer. Garcia Hall is very social since it is the largest hall on campus. Pinon Hall is a social hall as well, but it is much quieter considering it is smaller. If you are looking to live where studying is more of a focus, RGH would be the place for you, since it will be home to the Honors College Living Learning Community.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can be difficult, but instructors here are always prepared to assist you in whatever ways they can. All material can be learned and understood with some effort and a good push.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be safe, have fun, and go to class!!!

    In three sentences

    NMSU is a diverse campus bringing in students from all over the globe. There are so many things to see on campus that each semester you will be surprised at what you find. Along with high level academics, athletics at NMSU never fail to meet your expectations for a suspenseful game.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Look out for your own self here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs to find what you liuke

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Duck Pond, where you can film a student movie next to a hooka party.

    Bang for the buck

    Good value, and no matter what, you graduate equal to everyone else.

    What to do for fun

    Go out to eat, go outside, meet good people.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent

    Dorm Life

    You will do a lot of dumb things and regret it later.

    Academic Rigor

    Biology, agriculture, and engineering are top-notch colleges; others depend on the faculty.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't have any fun your first year, just study, just learn what it takes. The more you slack off, the more you're going to slack off.

    In three sentences

    What you put in, you will get out. If you go to party you will party; if you go to learn you will learn. The faculty and area are wonderful.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    All NMSU campuses have many safety features. Lots of great lighting for walking in the dark and plenty of willing staff to walk with you if you feel you need some company after dark. There is minimal theft, if this should happen, the college handles these situation with high priority.

    Greek Life

    Not much in the way Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for anyone at NMSU. From student government, to honors societies, and gatherings of students who have the same interests. The only set back is that the information about the clubs and activities are not shared openly so students have to ask for it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As far as Traditions, NMSU has many for high achieving academics. There are ceremonies for Crimson Scholars, PTK, and college ring acceptances. For locations your can find great food almost anytime on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Being as most students are paying for their education, in most classes, you will get what your paying for. The IT and library staff has also been a big help.

    What to do for fun

    All NMSU campuses have lots to do for students, most fairly inexpensive. There are theater production to see, with discounts for NMSU students. There are card games, movie nights, sports games, and academic gathers, if your into that. Lots to do if your not studying.

    Food and Dining

    I am an on-line student and have not eaten on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I am an on-line student so I have not lives on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers are understanding of emergencies but late work is not accepted. Only a few instructors are relaxed with it comes to academic work. Most teachers expect nothing but the best from their students, so get on your game and stay on it. Extra credit is almost unheard of. In the case of needing extra help, the instructors are more than willing to spend extra time with a student in need and will give the grade a student has earned. Showing that you work hard will pay off in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are student taking on-line classes or face classes, get to know the on-line system ASAP and become very independent. All registration is done on-line for every student with little room for questions. Also become very familiar with the FASFA process as all pain grant and loan monies come from this website.

    In three sentences

    This college has great teachers who care about their students and their students success in each course. The Administration staff on the other hand appears to not be concerned about the students as they can take a long time to answer questions, return phone calls or emails. Financial assistance can also be few and far between while attending this school.

  • 08/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of campus clubs and groups to join.

    Food and Dining

    Good variety

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus so I don't know how dorm life is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to talk to the professors for help. Keep in touch with your advisor so you take the classes you need.

    In three sentences

    This school has classes that challenge and interest me. It is very hands on with a variety of learning styles met. This school takes care of you all the way to graduation.

  • 08/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is security every where! They take care of their students. I feel safe enough to walk back home even when it is late. Contacting security or finding a safe room is easy and quick.

    What to do for fun

    The marching band is fun to join and fun to watch. The basketball and baseball teams are great! There is music on campus, different political groups that get together. Pan Am is always having something going on!

    Food and Dining

    Most everything tastes fantastic, their Mexican food is always the best!

    Dorm Life

    Lived in the dorms for three years. Monagle the first year, it was generally quite and you could study or sleep with out loud noises and distractions. Second and Third year was in Garcia, other than the occasional fire alarm going off it was great, was easy to make friends and meet your neighbors.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers want to teach you as long as you want to learn! Most of the professors have accessible office hours, and if you can't make it to a set office hour they are willing to work with your schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your heads up, never give up! Always go to class even if you feel too tired or don't care you may discover something at least about yourself. Always give things at least one chance, then determine whether you want to continue the activity or not.

    In three sentences

    Teachers are true professionals in the class room and in their office times. Administration is always willing and happy to help. Classes are generally easy to find.

  • 08/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our safety here at NMSU is great. We have Campus Police always on duty and out making rounds at all hours of the day. There are hotlines you are able to call and they'll be there for you.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is open to everyone and they are sure to always be helping the community or out having a good time with each other.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 300 clubs, not to mention all the activities that these clubs organize. Get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    NMSU is great for all types of students. We are a non discriminating campus

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't any unusual traditions that i know of.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, we have over 300!

    Food and Dining

    NMSU offers a variety of food and in different locations all around campus. You'll be able to find snacks to full meals anywhere and almost at any time of the day.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms can be a fun way of getting to meet a lot of new people and is a good transition from living with your family to moving out on your own!

    Academic Rigor

    Stay focused and go to class and you'll be sure to make it here at NMSU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the people and places that can help you. There are many student resources that lots of students don't know about. Just ask!

    In three sentences

    The campus is neat, clean and welcoming. Halls and buildings are compact so it doesn't take you long to get anywhere. NMSU is great at displaying names of buildings and halls and even has little street signs around campus, so you aren't as likely to get lost.

  • 10/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Nothing really terrible happens but there is some robberies and damages to vehicles.

    Greek Life

    Very active in the NMSU campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs on campus over 200 you just have to go see campus activities to decide where you want to be involved. Many clubs based on faith, activities, gender, beliefs, values, hobbies, talents, interests, community service, etc. I believe you get more out of your college experience if you become involved.

    Great for these types of students

    All students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Usually sororities and fraternities paint the A on the known A mountain. A is for aggies. A lot of cowboys and cowgirls its an agricultural university.

    Bang for the buck

    Very cheap and great school.

    What to do for fun

    Movie theater, bowling alley, mall, three clubs, many concerts, fairs, river, mountains, hiking, biking and pools. Big city El Paso is an hour away, Juarez, Mexico is also an hour away.

    Food and Dining

    The food could be better because after a semester of the same food the cafeteria gets boring. NMSU has many places to eat (fast food) within the college.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is fun because you actually get the full college experience. The community assistants (CA's) are friendly and get to know each one of the students living in the floor. Some of the dorms have Living Learning Communities (LLCs) in which students with the same major like together in order to use each other as a resource and to build a community within their college and dorm hall. A lot of parking and parking stickers are cheap compared to other schools.

    Academic Rigor

    This depends on the individual but overall I think it is in the middle. I struggle with math but everyone struggles in different areas. The great thing about NMSU is that they have many different tutoring resources located throughout the campus. Some professor are harder than others just like every where else.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is hot here. Buy your books online because the bookstore on campus is expensive. Look for a place to work ahead of time. It is cheap and the quality of education you learn is great.

    In three sentences

    Very diverse population varying from age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and culture. Great atmosphere, with many students resources. NMSU is in a small city and it has great (cheap) tuition.

  • 10/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    In terms of safety, it's not Fort Knox. If you have a bike, it'll probably get stolen, but I've never heard of anybody getting attacked.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is cheap, the classes are challenging, and the people are nice. NMSU is a great value.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, go swimming, go see a game... There is plenty to do here.

    Food and Dining

    Taos diner is awful. The food is either dry, or flavorless, or both. It is quick, though.

    Dorm Life

    There are three dorms; Garcia, RGH, and Pinon. Garcia is loud, but otherwise nice, and Pinon is nice, but poorly lit and expensive. RGH is the cheapest and quietest, but it has communal bathrooms. Living here isn't awful, although it isn't the best.

    Academic Rigor

    NMSU can be challenging at times, and if you let your guard down too much, it can bite you. Just keep up with studying and go to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to go in for tutoring.

    In three sentences

    NMSU is a great university with very friendly staff. Before I got here I was very nervous about college, but now that I am here, I have calmed down. The campus is also very pretty.

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What isn't there to do? We have sports games, local rallies, card game clubs, film clubs, study groups, fraternity/sorority activities, musical events, tournaments, tabletop gaming clubs, and plenty of new friends to be made.

    Food and Dining

    The main restaurant for those of us who live on campus, the Taos Room, is priced in a very manageable way, and the diversity of food inside is very nice (if it hasn't all been eaten already). The other restaurants on campus, a mixture of chain and locally owned restaurants, provide an excellent selection of food for your daily intake.

    Dorm Life

    There are parties, yes. There will be parties everywhere; you just have to keep yourself away from them, and here, that's very easy to do. The rooms are separated very well, and while community living is an adjustment for anyone, the dorms on campus make the transition easier than it would be otherwise. The supervisors and assistants are all eager and ready to help, and many live among us as peers.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the instructors at NMSU have a good idea of what they're talking about, and seem genuinely enthusiastic about teaching students in their respective fields. Some seem to have a lack of people skills, but the ratio of these individuals to the otherwise pleasant and useful staff is not any greater than it would be anywhere else.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus. It might sound like a ploy from the University to get you to pay them more, but it really does help. I can't tell you how many times I've nearly forgotten to simply get up and go to class, only because I don't live there any more. As a freshman, it's imperative that you give yourself every edge possible, and this is one of the biggest ones.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University, in terms of diversity, strictly, is fantastic. There is an overwhelming amount of courses and majors offered. It could be bigger, as a lot of the problems that I've seen haven't been related to much other than a lack of connection with the outside, but even those aren't big problems, either.

  • 10/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Apparently we are a very dangerous campus, although i dont see much crime, just petty theft and drug use.

    Greek Life

    Not respected here at all.

    What to do for fun

    Stay in dorm with locked doors and watch movies.

    Food and Dining

    Terrible when avalible

    Dorm Life

    I am becoming racist living here.

    Academic Rigor

    not too hard, not to lax.

    Tips for prospective students

    They lie on the food services section; they are only open 9-6 monday-friday, no weekend options.

    In three sentences

    Sexist, Minority loving to the point where it hurts other students, old buildings. Excellent staff though. Food options are terrible and scarce.

  • 11/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    It is a good university. It is local and economical. It has a good campus.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is super cheap and easy to get scholarships and grants for in state students.

    What to do for fun

    There is not a lot to do, but they do have ll the intramural sports, a decent gym, and a pretty campus.

    Food and Dining

    I did not eat on campus, but I know a few people who got sick from the food court. They do have some good on campus restaurants like Einstein Bagels, Starbucks, and Chick-Fil-A.

    Dorm Life

    I lived at home so I cant say a lot. I heard a lot of bad things about Garcia Hall. Bad roommates really noisy.

    Academic Rigor

    The work load is not too heavy until you get into the upper level classes and still, it is manageable even with a job and other activities...just be sure to go to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your advisors and teachers. There are a few bad professors, but a lot of them really care about the students and want to help.

    In three sentences

    NMSU is a good school. They offer and quality education, however they do seem to spend money on unnecessary things.

  • 11/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is well lit and there are programs that take you for a ride to your car to ensure your safety on those dark creepy nights.

    What to do for fun

    Nmsu is locate in a great city to go hiking and do a lot of outdoors type things. There are a bit of parties too if you're into that.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of great places in the city and on campus. There is a lot to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorms but they are pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are tough while others are easy to breeze through.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just like any other college class, you need to study. Other than that, the campus is easy to figure out when you learn some of the key areas. It's a great place to start fresh and be yourself.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University is a great campus that is very inviting. Everyone keeps to themselves and is very open to any type of personality. The trees are beautiful in the Autumn time.

  • 12/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Going to concerts and local shows are what I enjoy the most for fun outside of school.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of choices for food on campus that are edible, but going off campus to find food is often cheaper and more satisfying.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great way to live in a community and socialize, but often the size, confinement, and crazy people may make you miserable.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here are not as rigorous as some, but it really all depends on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let your socail life take over your school life. Losing a scholarship is not worth being lazy if you want to finish school.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University is a diverse mid sized university. Any general program thinkable is available and the engineering program is top par. With the school's very low tuition it gives a wide variety of the community to be a student and create a career path.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I think it is a very safe campus and if your on campus late there is a sevice that that will take you to eather your car or to your dorm for free.

    Great for these types of students

    If you have a disablity or are the fist to go to college in yur family there is a great progam that i became a part of that is called trio the3y are very nice and will help you with what ever you need.

    Bang for the buck

    NMSU is cheeper then other schools but it is still areally good school. And you can do differnt things for your tution.

    What to do for fun

    there are lots of things you can do on campus there are pools and the activity center that is free to full time students. There is also different things going on like all the time that you can go to and be apart of.

    Food and Dining

    there are different places to eat on campus like lot a buger and chick-a-fil and even is all the the regular cafes are pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    I dont live in the dorms but I here that they arent to bad, but if you live in Las Cruces i sujust you live at home alot of times its quiter and it is a whole lot cheper.

    Academic Rigor

    Acodemics are hard where ever yu do but you can succeed if you really try and keep up with you work. Talk to your profreeors when you dont understand something. there is the writing center and the math center that can help you with your homework or needing help with something you dont understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find your classes befor hand so you know where to go on the first day. Go to all your classes so you dont miss something. Talk to you professors because they can help you and in the end they decide your grade.

    In three sentences

    Great professors that seem like they really care. Alot of work buts its worth the degree in the end. big campus that you can find somthing new in every building you go in.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many different clubs to join. There is something for everyone. Clubs or groups range from religion to athletics to literary to science and more. You never have to be bored on this campus.

    Food and Dining

    Crossroads, Frenger food court, and Taos all have good food. There is always a good variety.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are conjoined; they share a bathroom between two rooms. I personally don't like that because the second room did not care to ever clean it.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are the university's main priority and they take helping the students achieve success very seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for prospective students is to USE YOUR RESOURCES! There are so many resources to help you with everything from school, to social, to medical issues that may be going on in your life. The help is there, you just have to USE IT!

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University is a welcoming place to attend school. They make it a point to assure you that there is always help available to you if you should ever need it. The faculty is knowledgeable and sincere and they relate their personal experiences in their research to your lessons.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many activities on campus and so much to do for fun, depending on what you like to do. There are hundreds of clubs at NMSU and joining one is a great way to spend extra time doing something enjoyable. In the unlikelihood of not finding a pre-existing club one enjoys, one can easily start their own club. There is also an activity center that includes a gym for students and a pool to spend leisure time. There are always sporting events each week for students to attend and cheer for the Aggies! There are parks and basketball courts available for students to use. And even with such diverse animal life, students can visit turtles at the turtle pond or bird watch to catch a glimpse of one of the eight typical species that resides on or visits NMSU.

    Food and Dining

    The options for dining at NMSU are both diverse and numerous. There is Taos restaurant, which offers different types of foods at various stations prepared by order. Though some stations typically offer the same foods every day, some stations have something new both for lunch and dinner each day, providing plenty of variety and healthy choices each day. Taos can be bustling with happy students or pretty empty, depending on the time of day- but waiting for food is almost never an issue. All the food is served quickly and by friendly employees. Other than Taos, there are many on campus dining options such as Subway, Panda Express, TCBY (the Frenger's food court which offers four different styles of restaurants) and more- all available to be paid with a student's flex account. With so many options to choose from, there is never an empty stomach.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is honestly what ties in the overall college experience. Though people who live off campus can get a sense of belonging from their classes and extracurricular activities, living in a dorm on campus cements that sense of community and family. Living in the dorms one is able to meet and interact with new people, attend dorm-only functions and are closer to everything on campus. In addition to meeting new housemates, each student acquires a CA- a leader you can turn to if you have any questions about campus or just need someone to talk to. With a laundry room, kitchen, lobby and even items (such as vacuums,scissors and games) available for check out, the dorms on campus are easily a home away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    NMSU really is a place of academic rigor. Each major or college has its own family of people working hard to do their best for their college. With internships and opportunities of work experience available, many students strive to make it to the top. It is openly visible that the students of NMSU work hard at their academics because New Mexico State University is a place of opportunity that allows a person to achieve anything they work for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since New Mexico State University has so much to offer, look into each and ever type of club that is open right away. Get involved in as much as you can handle and take advantage of other university opportunities like the library, gym and activity center. College can be a bit scary when you first arrive, but jumping into at least one of the vast activities NMSU has to offer will provide a sense of even greater belonging and identity.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University is an exceptional school to attend. There are innumerable and diverse opportunities and experiences all over campus for every single person to do or figure out what they love to do. This university offers the chance for not only a great education but great experiences that transform a typical college life into one that each member will nostalgically remember for the rest of their lives.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Great

    What to do for fun

    There's not a lot to do for fun. I suggest joining Greek life or some other organization and investing some free time in going to the gym.

    Food and Dining

    Taos has greatly improved since I was a freshman, but don't get caught up in all the goodies and the fast food offered.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is just that. It is neither good nor bad, but I recommend moving into the on-campus apartments, or off campus, after the first year.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor varies depending on teacher and major, as well as what each persons academic strengths and weaknesses are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a variety of types of people. There are many traditional students as well as non-traditional students. Go to class everyday and actually pay attention.

    In three sentences

    The Animal Science Department is full of teachers who love their job and love teaching students about their specific topics. The college, as a whole is a wonderful community and full of great professors who care about your education. I loved going here.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is not a lot to for fun in Las Cruces. Occasionally there will be a concert held at the Pan American Center on campus or some other event. There is a mall of little size and two movie theaters in the city. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from and several grocery stores. The city is home to mainly a lot of outdoor activities such as hiking the mountains, off road driving, fishing, ect. The sporting events are always something that you can attend, but do not expect a big crowd.

    Food and Dining

    The food, whether it be the chain stores within the campus buildings, or the cafeteria where most students use their meal plans, is satisfactory. Nothing beats a home cooked meal the way you like it, but NMSU has a variety of choices when it comes to what you choose to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I haven not lived in the dorms on campus so I have comment on the subject.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are someone that devotes their time to school work and getting the best grades and benefit from the classes that you take, NMSU is not a good choice. For someone that devotes the majority of their time to school work and studying I recommend choosing a different university. NMSU is more suited for students that cannot, or choose not to, manage their time around school. The classes can be moderately difficult depending on the instructor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Las Cruces is a small enough city that you can live anywhere in town if you own your own vehicle while there is also plenty of areas to reside closer to campus if you do not own your own vehicle. If you are looking for a campus with a lot of life to it, New Mexico State University should definitely not be one of your top choices. The athletic programs are not very prestigious with the exception of the mens basketball team. I recommend that if you are seeking a school to obtain a degree from that will help prepare you for high quality jobs NMSU is not the place to go. The school provides a majority of its students with a degree that most use mainly to obtain within the state. Outside of New Mexico, there are a number of other universities that offer substantially better programs.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico where the weather is always pleasant during the school year. A majority of the facilities are older in age while a few are newer and are comfortable to attend classes, socialize, and study. I cannot speak for all of the departments, but the difficulty level of the classes is not very high nor do they require substantial critical thinking.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We began a new tradition this semester where the incoming freshmen of the Agriculture college will be branded with paint upon completion of their first semester in the program.

    What to do for fun

    There are a few restaurants and clubs within driving distance of the campus, Las Cruces is not built for a college type town.

    Food and Dining

    Many options available at a moderately low price. There are better options within walking distance of campus.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms so I do not know.

    Academic Rigor

    My graduate program is what you make of it, it can be as easy or as challenging as each student wishes. If you are venturing into this level of education, you get out what you put in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get everything you can out of the college experience. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Live every minute of it!

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University has given me the opportunity to meet people from different countries and backgrounds. I earned my bachelor's degree while researching with the Wildlife Department at NMSU. I have gained many opportunities and experiences from this university.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    For the tuition being lower than most Universities around the US, NMSU is a great school and has a lot to offer but you also have to make sure that they offer the classes that you need to take to advance to the career you want.

    What to do for fun

    There are different organizations around campus that you can join whether it be your race, cultural, religion or has something to do with your major there are many groups looking for new people to join.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not excelling in certain classes like you want to be get help whether it be from the professor or going to a success center to get help there.

    In three sentences

    NMSU I is a great school there are many people there that want to see you succeed not only as a student but as an individual. The campus is nice there is a variety of places to eat and study.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I love hanging out with friends and playing my guitar, going running and hiking and staying active. I love helping out with the community whenever I get the chance and usually help out my church when they need an extra hand.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is almost just like home. With Toas being their best because of the options they have.

    Dorm Life

    I definitely love living on campus. I close to so many things and my classes are only a few feet away.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and stay focused on your goals. Join campus clubs and have fun every once in a while.

    In three sentences

    NMSU is definitely the best place to start. The people are friendly and the learning and opportunities are endless. This school is perfect for anyone who loves the small school feel, without the small school education.

  • 01/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I frequently walk around campus by 12 - 1 a.m. and have never seen anything. Some friends reported that their bicycles were stolen, specially during the breaks.

    Great for these types of students

    Who really want to study and succeed, are in a budget and are not excessively addicted to partying.

    Bang for the buck

    The in-state tuition for graduate students is very cheap (around $3000/sem). That's much less than most of other similar colleges.

    What to do for fun

    The cons are that there is not much to do in town, specially if you are a new students without a car. You're gonna need to make some friends (not difficult) so you will start to be invited to parties or hangouts. If you are very into partying, you probably will want to go to El Paso, which is a big city and 50 miles far.

    Food and Dining

    The Taos restaurant offer a wide variety of food or a reasonable price (around $8 per entrance). We also have some cafeterias and fast-food restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is fine, specially for grad students, which have a special building for them. There are some parties along the semester but not a lot.

    Academic Rigor

    At least for the master programs, the classes are fast-paced and professors are very knowledgeable, so you really need to attend every class, study by yourself and do the assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as early as possible so you will get more chances to be accepted. The only odd is that it`s a small town, what makes it a little more difficult to find a good off-campus job.

    In three sentences

    NMSU is a great school, I wasn't expecting it to be so big, beautiful and warming. Students and Staff are very welcoming and there is a huge selection of classes and subjects, so you can choose a track that will take you to the career you want.

  • 01/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    NMSU is a beautiful campus in an enchanting part of the state of New Mexico. Every campus building is within walking distance making it quite convenient not only for enjoying the greenery of the campus but also saves on transportation. Most of all NMSU has a wide range of studies and instructors who are passionate about teaching making learning fun and exciting.

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Tuition rates continue to increase, but there are excellent professors and excellent opportunities here!

    What to do for fun

    Go hiking and rock climbing!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options and new places are opening often! There are quite a few new places within walking distance (i.e. 10 minute walk).

    Academic Rigor

    Apply yourself and you will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be intimidated: no challenge is too great!

    In three sentences

    This University has excellent professors in any field (I've changed majors quite a bit, so I would know!). You're getting you're money's worth for your education here. Apply yourself and you will succeed!

  • 01/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs at NMSU. I am part of the Study Abroad Ambassadors. I think this is a great club. You get to help out international students and in return you can learn more about different cultures.

    Bang for the buck

    NMSU is really affordable. You get a good education for not that much money.

    What to do for fun

    Hike. Play sports. Eat. Join clubs. Read a book.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work as hard as you can.

    In three sentences

    NMSU is a great university. You can succeed here, as long as you put an effort. There are so many opportunities here!

  • 02/04/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any type of student as long as they're as accepting and open minded as they expect the other students to be. GOLDEN RULE still applies to college!

    What to do for fun

    NMSU always has an event going on at the Pan Am; from concerts to basketball games. There's always something to do if you look at the right places.

    Food and Dining

    The local cafeteria Taos is a great place to eat. Not only is it a buffet but they have plenty of options for you to choose from. There are also plenty of shops around the campus that are great to eat at Zeffiros is a popular pizza place that i love to go to.

    Dorm Life

    Life in the dorms is good. Despite the occasional bad roommate everyone seems to get along really well. I can tell you that by living in the dorms you'll make a lot of new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically I feel you make your classes as hard as they are. If you do your work and go to class the classes aren't so hard but if you're one of those kids that skips class and only goes to take a test then its gonna be pretty hard for you to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect to be able to drive to everyone of your classes. Though there are parking lots they are usually all filled and unless your super lucky you'll have to park far away.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University is great to say the least! Everyone here is so nice and accepting (well at least as far as I've seen) and it has an overall home feel to it.

  • 02/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are Campus cops around the whole entire time.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is connected with the Phi Sigma Pi Fraternity/Sorority. If you want to be involved in this you have to have a 3.0 G.P.A or every semester. The president will email you and ask you to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural Sports, and Bible Club

    Great for these types of students

    NMSU is great for students who are wanting to have a major in the Agriculture field. NMSU is one of the best colleges for Ag.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a tradition called Thirsty Thursday. Its where kids who like to drink get together with all of the older students and hang out at one of the Fraternity houses.

    What to do for fun

    There are theater plays that you can go and watch. There are sports happening all the time for you to watch. They play movies. You can participate in Intramural sports.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is great. There are a ton of places to eat at NMSU. There are so many food courts. You get a wide range of food to choose from like American all the way to Chinese.

    Dorm Life

    Its a great learning experience. It gives you a sense of living on your own without your parents. You will meet a lot of new people. You will make great friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    Parties are happening all the time. Drinking occurs a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with all of your classes. Keep in contact with all of your professors. If your professor says don't come to class, then you better show up. Apply for the ScholarDollar every semester. Don't party because you don't want to lose your scholarships.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University is a great place for students to learn about Agriculture or any other major. They have a wide range of clubs and organizations to participate in. They are a great college to go to.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never heard of anyone being attacked or bothered by people on campus. There aren't lots of homeless people or sketchy people who don't belong here wandering around, and the campus PD is great.

    Greek Life

    I honestly don't know anything about the greek life here, except that it seems to be pretty popular.

    Clubs and Activities

    Between specific major's clubs, intramurals, and other organizations and clubs, there is always something to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Lots of open space, sprawling campus, outdoorsy people love it here. Of course good for people looking to get into agriculture, but also great for people who are just laid back looking for a good education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The NMSU Triathlon team hosts a naked mile run as a fundraiser, cheap to enter and a blast to participate in. Everyone shows up in as little clothing as they want, and they run/jog/walk a mile!

    Bang for the buck

    A very affordable college, lots of options for degrees and a good education. Ranking very high, NMSU has a lot to offer, and I think it often gets overlooked because it is a state school, but it is really is a great university. It's a good way to get a great undergrad without burying yourself in student loans before you're 25.

    What to do for fun

    The activity center always has classes going on, which are all fun to join in and help keep you in shape. The gym and pool are almost always open, and are a good place to hang out, work out, and meet people. There is also always pick up games of ultimate frisbee, soccer, capture the flag and other sports happening in the parks around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Kind of expensive, but compared to other universities very affordable. Good options around campus, and the cafeteria has just been redone and is a wonderful buffet-style place to eat with lots of options (healthy, non-healthy, vegetarian, vegan, you name it).

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are mostly quiet and nice. I've never been kept up because of a party, and I've met a lot of nice people because of the open atmosphere here. Because the weather is always so nice, people often leave their doors open, making it easy to make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    For a school with a party reputation, the classes are surprisingly hard. Yes, there are those easy ones that anyone can pass, but once you get into your major's higher level classes, you better be ready to study and read all day long. The classes aren't impossible to pass, but require a lot of good work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for the scholar dollar scholarship, nearly everyone who applies gets something, and there are some really great opportunities for a lot of money. Also, find a mentor, a professor or older student who you get along with can really help you out by introducing you to others, finding good classes, and getting you involved on campus.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico state is not just an ag school, the programs are very diverse and open. The student life is wonderful and relaxed, and the campus is very friendly. The staff and faculty here are helpful and give you one on one attention.

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    While accidents do happen, the campus is really safe and they have an alert system that sends out text messages and emails if anything should ever happen. In addition, there are campus security cars that are constantly patrolling to keep students safe.

    Greek Life

    While I do not know a lot about Greek Life I do know that they are quite active on campus because they've been trusted with a very old tradition.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a multitude of clubs and activities, some of which I have already mentions, and they are always active and ready to accept new members.

    Great for these types of students

    This college offers a very good start for students that want to work with livestock, domestic animals and horses. Mainly due to having livestock and horses on campus. That's right this campus has there very own animals! Pigs, cows, sheep and horses along with extensive breeding and selling programs and clubs. They also have many other programs for students that want to enter business, engineering and acting type careers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year the Greek Society has a tradition of painting the A on Aggie Mountain white. Students used to go around putting big A's on everything they could find but eventually came up with the idea of put the A up there because it's a lot more permanent.

    What to do for fun

    There are constantly clubs that offer the populace to attend. For example, art exhibits, dance lessons, plays, football games, free movie screenings, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There is such a large variety of places to eat at on campus and many more nearby. My favorite place is the Taos Restaurant which is like a buffet with food that is actually edible. In addition to that there is also a food court on campus with multiple different types of food that are conveniently close together.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are well dorms. Small places with few appliances that should fit all your needs but do not fill all your wants. They are however very considerate about disputed between roommates, disabilities, and have very nice lounges along with common games.

    Academic Rigor

    It is college so of course it will be somewhat difficult but this university offers courses that fit all backgrounds and prior experience. As long as you set aside time to study and do your homework keeping up with the classes is not terribly hard. In the unlikely event that you get behind there are many places that can help. For instance, the tutoring center and writing center have been very helpful in making a jumbled mess of information into clear applicable knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set up a meeting with an adviser ASAP because there are so many little tips they can give you for reaching your goals and making them more attainable. Take advantage of the numerous programs they offer! For example, they have the Wiche program, which can really help with out of state tuition costs for students that plan to go to graduate colleges. Be active in a club. There are so many clubs here that I am positively unaware of more than a few and there is surely one that will fit your major or maybe an interest or whim.

    In three sentences

    New Mexico State University has been really inspiring and I am only a first year! All of the departments seem to be close knit families that are always so welcoming and helpful. I look forward to staying here for another 3 years and hope undecided students take the time to look into this wonderful college.

  • 03/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you don't know what the horseshoe is....you best learn!

    Bang for the buck

    There are a number of places throughout town that offer student discounts, take advantage! Learn how to save and try not to binge. You'll be tempted to and then regret it later.

    What to do for fun

    If you have a knack for adventure then you'll never be bored, There are plenty of places to explore 'round these parts. If you're more of the laid back type, take in a movie now and then. If you like bowling, you'll always have a place to go and the DJ's are really interesting.

    Food and Dining

    If you've never had a breakfast burrito from Blake's Lotaburger, you sir, have not lived yet. All the places on campus have a variety of foods to choose from and they're all tasty. Plus, the people are super friendly!

    Dorm Life

    I only spent a year living in the dorm and I have to say that it wasn't that bad of an experience. You live on campus where everything is going on! The R.As are always putting on fun activities.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are as hard or as easy as you make them. If you apply yourself and ask questions when you need help you'll be golden.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first time on campus, see as much as possible. The more you know, the less you fear. Get involved in the things that interest you. Join a club, find a hobby, do something you enjoy. The classes are small enough to get to know your professors, do it!

    In three sentences

    It's a whole new experience for someone that comes from a small town. Its a friendly environment with many opportunities. You experience something new every day.

  • 03/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    their isn't much campus safety that i noticed.

    Greek Life

    i dont pay attention to Greek life, but its there.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is so many activities you can attend and clubs you can join as well.

    Great for these types of students

    There is clubs for all types of students. All students are welcome to NMSU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A mountain is where the Aggies like to hike up. :) Tailgating is also fun!

    Bang for the buck

    The food is over priced in my option.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of activities that NMSU puts on for it's students.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright. i got tired if it fast. Dinning could be better.

    Dorm Life

    i live in a party dorm. it sucks. i want to more out.

    Academic Rigor

    i believe is fun. Most people get in the spirit for games.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please do not pick Garcia hall to live in.

    In three sentences

    NMSU is a friendly college to attend. I rate it at a 10 because the teachers work with you whenever you ask them.

  • 03/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something fun to do. Parties, on campus concerts, and gatherings.

    Food and Dining

    Alot of restraunts for even the most discerning food critic.

    Dorm Life

    Always a party

    Academic Rigor

    Programs are challenging but fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, don't get involved in the party scene, and maintain focus. When times get too tough, talk to a counselor.

    In three sentences

    An amazing school for learning and friends. NMSU is a beautiful campus that promotes learning. The staff are friendly and honest.

  • 04/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Within the dorms, if you live on campus, there are sometimes events in which the residents can participate in. Sometimes the ASNMSU also sponsors mini-events that you can check out as you head to your class or lunch on the main road. There are lots of free things always being handed around. You can also head to the pool or the activity center with friends; both are pretty large. If you just feel like being outdoors, there are lots of places where you can have picnics or even just hang around.

    Food and Dining

    You have the option to choose from a meal plan which can let you go an infinite number of times to the main restaurant called TAOS. TAOS offers a variety of foods, and one of the best things is they have a special menu for vegans/vegetarians. They also have days where they have food themes from other places. One of the downsides, however, would have to be that they close pretty early, so if you wanted food at around 10:00 p.m. you would have to go to the food court, which doesn't have too much to offer in my opinion.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus really seems to be the best option. In terms of price, you might want to start with some of the cheaper dorms, such as Garcia, rather than go for the big apartment type dorms, mainly because those tend to be further away from the main buildings and it costs more. NMSU also provides accommodations so that you can live around people who have similar majors/interests like yourself. Overall living in the dorms seems more beneficial than bad.

    Academic Rigor

    If you go for honors classes, you might encounter some difficulty, but other than that, the classes are generally structured so that the learning is at a moderate pace.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not alright with large class sizes, I suggest you look elsewhere. Most of the classes at NMSU are fairly large. There are also several teacher assistants, which some people may not like because sometimes they try to teach instead of the professor. However, there is lots to do and the professors are generally helpful, as well as the TA's. If you are also looking for jobs on campus, or plan to study abroad, this university really emphasizes on that.

    In three sentences

    The diversity and unique experiences you can have with people are good qualities of this university. Classes are rather large, but if you approach the professors, they are willing to help. The campus itself is quite large, but also beautiful; there are many great areas to study outside or just hang out.