New Mexico State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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New Mexico State University Admissions Overview:

New Mexico State University, with an acceptance of 60%, is generally accessible to qualified applicants. As part of the application, interested students will need to submit official high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT. If you have any questions, be sure to visit the school's website, or contact an admissions counselor.

Admissions Data (2016):

New Mexico State University Description:

The main campus of the New Mexico State University is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, a city of close to 100,000 located in the south of the state. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution for its efforts educating first-generation Hispanic students. Students come from 50 states and 85 countries. The university has an 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio and the only Honors College in New Mexico. Education, health and business fields are all popular among undergraduates. In athletics, the New Mexico State University Aggies compete in the NCAA Division I Western Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 14,852 (12,027 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,094 (in-state); $19,652 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,298 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,988
  • Other Expenses: $3,764
  • Total Cost: $19,144 (in-state); $32,702 (out-of-state)

New Mexico State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 92%
    • Loans: 34%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,386
    • Loans: $4,913

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice Studies, Elementary Education, Foreign Languages, General Studies, Nursing, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 17%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 45%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Cross Country, Football, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Equestrian, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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