NMSU

New Mexico State University

1780 E University Ave, Las Cruces, United States
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  • Class Notes
    1
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    1
  • Currently Enrolled
    35
  • Previously Enrolled
    113

Overview of New Mexico State University (NMSU)

About this school

New Mexico State, founded in 1888, is a public, multipurpose university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Home Economics, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration and Economics, Education, Engineering, and Health and Social Services. Its 900-acre campus is located in Las Cruces, 42 miles north of El Paso, Texas.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:11,713
    • Men:5,326 (45.5%)
    • Women:6,387 (54.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (NMSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to New Mexico State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
1
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 14
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 30001
City, State, Zip
Las Cruces, NM  88003-8001
Phone
(575) 646-3121
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for some freshmen
Other
High school course requirements: 4 units of English, 4 of math, 2 of science beyond general science, and 1 foreign language/fine art; must have 2.75 HS GPA, rank in the top 20% of graduating class, or ACT composite score of 21 (SAT of 1060 new format) required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 8,192 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 4,849 applicants were admitted
Men
61% of 3,343 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,348 (45%) of 5,230 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,303 (41%) of 3,189 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,045 (51%) of 2,041 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.49
375 And Above
34%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
517 average |460-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
14%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
31%
• Score 300 - 400
7%
• Score 200 - 300
1%
Sat Critical Reading
513 average |450-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
18%
• Score 500 - 600
39%
• Score 400 - 500
31%
• Score 300 - 400
8%
• Score 200 - 300
2%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
21%
• Score 18 - 23
55%
• Score 12 - 17
21%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (NMSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,461|Out-of-state: $21,022
  • Room & Board: - $8,686 (63.41071689297708%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,250 (9.125419769309389%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,762 (27.463863337713533%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


New Mexico State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1 | Final deadline June 30
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002657
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,574 (86.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,296 (82.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,296 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
181 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$12,054
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,271 (98.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,924
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 568 (43.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,243
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 121 (9.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
391 (21.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,584

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
7,186 (73.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
6,283 (87.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,283 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
592 (9.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$12,018
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,079 (96.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,202
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,734 (59.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,046
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 366 (5.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,307 (13.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,578

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$21,019
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
1.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Hobbies/Interests, Junior Miss, Leadership, Memberships, Rodeo
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Married Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Public Servants, Spouses of Current Students, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,734

Academics & Instruction (NMSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


639

Part-Time Faculty


337

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


58%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 20% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 27% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 23% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 11% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 9% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 7% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 33% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,487,929

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
708
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


New Mexico State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


74.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


17.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


38.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


46.0%

Programs & Majors (NMSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (86)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agricultural and Extension Education Services
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Communication, General
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Technology and Processing
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • General Studies
  • Genetics, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Range Science and Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, pharmacy with University of New Mexico, accountancy and physics

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Agriculture, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Music, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Social Work, Master of Criminal Justice, Master of Applied Geography, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Master's Programs of Study (90)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dance
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hydrology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Range Science
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Systems Engineering
  • Water Resources
  • Writing

Campus Life (NMSU)

Location & Geography

Population


101,324

Nearest Metropolitan Area


900 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


El Paso, TX

Weather


Temperature
24.7 average low in January, 93.6 average high in September
Rain
122 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
45 mile(s) from campus in El Paso, Tex.
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Las Cruces
Nearest Train Station
45 mile(s) from campus in El Paso, Tex.

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


20% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


80%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Pistol Pete
School Colors
Crimson and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, racquetball, softball, table tennis, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


New Mexico State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


4% of women participate

Fraternities


5% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


9,703

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
11,713
Women
6,387
Men
5,326

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 2.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.2% Asian
  • 2.9% Black/African-American
  • 62.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 28.3% White
  • 1.1% Unknown

International Students


4.3% from 50 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


2,719

Student Resources (NMSU)

Study resources