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New Mexico State University-Main Campus Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,157 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 29 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Western Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $188,471)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $67,993)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined - 115 - -
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 14 14 - -
Equestrian - 24 - -
Football 114 - - -
Golf 11 12 - -
Soccer - 29 - -
Softball - 21 - -
Swimming and Diving - 29 - -
Tennis 9 8 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 20 - - -
Volleyball - 18 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.2%
Hispanic 42.3%
Non-resident alien 5.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 35.0%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 3
Drug Law Violation 71
Liquor Law Violation 134
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 98
Reviews Dorm Life
  • David from Albuquerque, NM
  • 2
  • 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…

  • Feb-26-2012 Read More
  • Darian from Las Cruces, NM
  • 5
  • 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!…

  • Jan-10-2012 Read More
  • Adrianna from Tucson, AZ
  • 5
  • 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…

  • Jan-11-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Adriana from Colorado Springs, CO
  • Jan-16-2015 I am a past student here

    The food is awesome! Take advantage of the buffet that NMSU has, also there is two different food courts and different restaurants located in the different halls.

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  • 5
  • Jacobo from Mesilla Park, NM
  • Jun-01-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I visited the Taos Cafeteria and found many options to chose from including vegan, gluten free, a variety of meals. There are also other options to choose from such as Panda Express, Chick-file, Subway, and other local restaurants to name a few.

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  • 5
  • Susana from Las Cruces, NM
  • Apr-29-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The best food in NMSU is at the Taos restaurant. Its a buffet that contains a huge variety of delicious food. So no matter what one's preference is, they will find this place enjoyable. Also around campus there are lots of little cafe's and restaurants which give student discounts and not to mention they are also really good.

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  • 4
  • Alex from El Paso, TX
  • Apr-10-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 4
  • Felicia from Las Cruces, NM
  • Mar-07-2014 I am a current student here

    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!

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  • 5
  • Dylan from Las Cruces, NM
  • Feb-18-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Jacobo from Mesilla Park, NM
  • Jun-01-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Greek life has a definite presence at this campus with many options available. Visit for more information.

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  • 0
  • Dylan from Las Cruces, NM
  • Feb-18-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Cheyenne from WILLIAMSBURG, NM
  • Feb-12-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Hannah from Las Cruces, NM
  • Aug-25-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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