New Mexico State University – Main Campus

2850 Weddell Street, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

About New Mexico State University – Main Campus

New Mexico State University – Main Campus is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medical fields. Professional education may also be available within other professional fields and related health professions. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate14,692
Student Age% Under 2563%
 % 25 and Over37%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time79%
 % Part-time21%
Race/Ethnicity% White35.1%
 % Black3.2%
 % Asian1.6%
 % Latino42.5%
 % Native American3.5%
 % Race Unknown8.6%
 % International student6%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadNO
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted95%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled47%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT22%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT74%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800540 / 800
 SAT Writing400 / 800520 / 800
 SAT Math420 / 800540 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite18 / 3624 / 36
 ACT English16 / 3624
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math17 / 3623 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$20
 Graduate Application Fee$30
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,400
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$16,680
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid87%
 % Undergraduates with Loans34%
 % Undergraduates with Grants82%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,038
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,038
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,038
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,987
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,987
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,987

Neighborhood Data for the Las Cruces Area

Median Age32.1
Median Household Income$38,701
Total Population95,233
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.0% 51.0%
 Age 0-951.4%48.6%
 Age 10-1753.1%46.9%
 Age 18-2448.9%51.1%
 Age 25-2952.3%47.7%
 Age 30-3950.7%49.3%
Race/Ethnicity% White87.4%
 % Black2.2%
 % Asian1.6%
 % Latino58.0%
 % Native American1.4%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.4%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,038
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,038
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$567
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50066.8%40.6%14.7%
 $500 to $74915.9%42.2%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%10.7%28.8%
 Over $100017.4%6.6%7.7%
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