Overview

Applicants
7,618
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average HS GPA
3.49

GPA Breakdown

34%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
400 - 530
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
420 - 540
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
390 - 510
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 24

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
988
with Terminal Degree
701

506
Men
482
Women
297
Minority
38
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
17%
Graduate in 5 years
37%
Graduate in 6 years
45%

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
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
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


George Brady Conner
President and CIO of Verizon Investment Management

Michael L Conner
Deputy Secretary of the IS Department of the Interior

Harold James Reitisema
American Astronomer helped discovered Larissa, Neptune's 5th moon, etc.

Garrey Carruthers
Governor of New Mexico, Chancellor of New Mexico State University

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
17%
Graduate in 5 years
37%
Graduate in 6 years
45%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 30
Notification Date
Jan 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,052

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,998

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,557

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
56%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$21,402

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

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)
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
12,027
Foreign Countries Represented
60

Demographics

2.15%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.18%
Asian
2.97%
African-American
56.04%
Hispanic
27.97%
Caucasian
2.44%
Unknown
5.28%
International

54% female
46% male
25% are out of state
82% are full time
18% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
47%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other

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
226
Number of Honor Societies
20

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
15

2% join a fraternity
2% 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)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Soccer
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%

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

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

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
39%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, HP

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Anton Magallanez
Assistant Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
PO Box 30001, MSC 3A
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Phone
575-646-5545

Email
antonm18@nmsu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Corbett Center Student Union
Zhul Library
Barnes and Noble
Activity Center
Frenger Food Court

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Mesilla Valley Mall
Downtown Las Cruces (Farmers Market)

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:00 am & 1:30 pm, 9:00 am & 11:00 am in the summer
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@nmsu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Not available as part of campus visit. Available during Aggie Experience.

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis and public transit available to campus. Closest airport is El Paso International.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From El Paso International Airport (link to google map on websitedefault “to” location is campus) Take on I-10 westbound from Convair Rd, Airway Blvd, Robert E Lee Rd and Gateway Blvd W 8 min (2.7 mi) From I-10, take the E University Ave exit in Las Cruces. Turn east on to E. University Ave. From I-25, take exit 1. Turn west on E. University Ave.