New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Las Cruces, NM, USA
3.72 Average Rating

Founded in 1888, New Mexico State University is a 4-year public school with a main campus in south central New Mexico. A designated Hispanic-serving research institution, New Mexico State encompasses six academic colleges conferring undergraduate degrees as well as the state’s first Honors College.  Additionally, the New Mexico State campus is home to a 48-acre horse farm, grape vineyards, greenhouses, a garden, and the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum. For students looking to explore media studies, New Mexico State features on-campus public radio and TV stations as well as a student-run college radio station.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
64%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
76%
Out-Of-State Students
21%
82%
Submitting ACT
24%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
14,432
Total Number of Undergrads
11,713
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
48%
20-39 Students
32%
40-99 Students
16%
100+ Students
2%
0
100
18%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
46%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$9,449
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,368
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$23,508
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,252
Books and Supplies
$1250

Aid & Grants

0
100
65%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
96%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,582
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
96%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,036
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,400

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
36%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,760
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$181
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
307
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
20%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Aggies
School Colors
White/Crimson
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Sun Belt Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Las Cruces
Albuquerque
El Paso
Dallas
Phoenix
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$34,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.72 Average Rating
New Mexico State University would receive a 9.5 on a scale of 1to 10. Mainly because I have taken the opportunity to go through the campus and see some of the programs that some students have taken.It would be a great privilege to be able to attend a school in which i have grown to love.
Susana from Las Cruces, NM

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