New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Las Cruces, NM, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • 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
8,192
Students Applied
60%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
885
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$20
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
76%
Out-Of-State Students
26%
US States Represented
54
Countries Represented
50
82%
Submitting ACT
24%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1043
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
460
75th
580
Reading
25th
450
75th
580
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
33%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
21
Top 25%
51
Top 50%
83
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
362
$30k - $48k
192
$48k - $75k
137
$75k - $110k
111
$110k+
83

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@nmsu.edu
Admissions Telephone: 575-646-3121
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.72 Average Rating
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!!!
Lyndi from Folsom, NM
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.
Jessica from Las Cruces, NM
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.
Katrina from Los Lunas, NM
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.
Ashley from Las Cruces, NM
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.
Melissa from El Paso, TX
Use the professor's office hours to obtain assistance out of class. This will help with understanding the material clearly.
Christina from Las Cruces, NM
check out the campus get to know some of the people the school is hands on so give yourself a hands on experience
Yvonne from Las Cruces, NM
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!!
Alexa from Roswell, NM
Work Hard. Study hard.
Susana from Las Cruces, NM
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.
Jennifer from Carlsbad, NM