Overview

Applicants
5,362
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average HS GPA
3.39

GPA Breakdown

27%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
410 - 540
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
430 - 530
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
400 - 520
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 24

Other Admission Factors


Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17.02:1
Total Faculty
1,116
with Terminal Degree
788

563
Men
553
Women
302
Minority
45
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
16%
Graduate in 5 years
37%
Graduate in 6 years
46%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Resources Management and Services, Other
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Assistant/Aide
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

  • Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, Other
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surveying Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Engineering Technology, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Speech and Rhetorical Studies

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Environmental Health
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
  • Public Health Education and Promotion

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Dance, General
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
16%
Graduate in 5 years
37%
Graduate in 6 years
46%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1
Notification Date
Nov 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,917

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,158

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,526

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$19,382

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
53%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,084

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
13,582
Out of State
25%

International
5%
Foreign Countries Represented
72

Demographics

2.51%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.26%
Asian
3.16%
African-American
54.43%
Hispanic
33.62%
Caucasian
3.43%
Unknown
4.71%
International

53% female
47% male
25% are out of state
83% are full time
17% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
18%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
50%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Michael Armendariz

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
263
Number of Honor Societies
24

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
23

2% join a fraternity
3% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Aggies)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Women's Sports (Aggies)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

An AASHE Gold Star school, NMSU takes a wide-ranging approach to campus sustainability, engaging campus operations, curriculum and research. The examples of this commitment are myriad: local sourcing where available in campus dining venues, twenty-six academic departments offering sustainability-focused classes and programs, fish wildlife and conservation ecology, and agricultural economics and business. In addition, recognizing its position as primarily a commuter campus, NMSU has established itself as a Bicycle Friendly University (BFU), reduced its campus fleet fuel consumption by 54 percent, provided a free shuttle service for students, and partnered with the City of Las Cruces to offer free public transit to students with valid ID. Students, too, are heavily engaged with promoting campus sustainability in co-curricular groups, including the Environmental Science Student Organization, the Organization of Aggie Students Inspiring Sustainability, and Take Back the Tap NMSU, which fights plastic water bottle consumption. NMSU’s waste-diversion and reduction measures are impressively far reaching: the university has placed in the national top five in the RecycleMania competition since 2010, reduced paper consumption by making course schedules electronically available and printers’ default settings double-sided, instituted co-mingled recycling for ease of participation, and offered free hazardous waste pickup and toner recycling. Students take pride in promoting sustainability past their educational years, with many taking NMSU’s Green Pledge to consider the environmental impact of any post-graduation job they take, and wearing a green ribbon on their graduation gowns.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
30%

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
50

Average Number of PC's per Lab
1200

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
39%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Gateway, IBM, HP, Compaq

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On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

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Faculty and Coach Visits

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Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation