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About New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Highlands University is a public, state school in an small town setting in Las Vegas, New Mexico. New Mexico Highlands University was founded in 1893 and now enrolls around 2,780 students a year, including 1,702 undergrads.

New Mexico Highlands University offers housing for up to 0 students. Most students live off campus,.

New Mexico Highlands University employs one full-time professor for every 13 undergrads enrolled.

2021 New Mexico Highlands University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 94%
Average GPA 3.2
In-State Tuition $4,608
Out-of-State $4,608

2022 New Mexico Highlands University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Highlands University does not offer early decision or early action.

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New Mexico Highlands University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is slightly difficult to get into New Mexico Highlands University. New Mexico Highlands University admitted 94% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 961 applications received in 2021, 904 students were offered admission.

New Mexico Highlands University Waitlist 2021

New Mexico Highlands University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into New Mexico Highlands University?

New Mexico Highlands University is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to New Mexico Highlands University, applicants must submit the following items.

New Mexico Highlands University Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for New Mexico Highlands University

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.2 /4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to New Mexico Highlands University.

Is New Mexico Highlands University Test Optional?

New Mexico Highlands University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.


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Dorms at New Mexico Highlands University

Yes! New Mexico Highlands University provides on-campus housing for students.

New Mexico Highlands University students are active in the school's Vatos Rugby, Fire Escape Club and MeChA. Homecoming Pageant, Welcome Back Week, and and Campus-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at New Mexico Highlands University.

Financial Aid at New Mexico Highlands University

New Mexico Highlands University meets 53% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend New Mexico Highlands University full-time are awarded $9,446 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is New Mexico Highlands University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at New Mexico Highlands University

About 64% of students who start at New Mexico Highlands University come back for their second year of college. Out of the 275 students who started at New Mexico Highlands University as first-time freshman, 56 graduate within four years.

Around 29% of students who started at New Mexico Highlands University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for New Mexico Highlands University Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $18,767 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does New Mexico Highlands University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is New Mexico Highlands University a good school for you?

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Where is New Mexico Highlands University Located?

New Mexico Highlands University is located in the small town setting of Las Vegas, New Mexico.

If you want to see New Mexico Highlands University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 25 to Las Vegas, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Las Vegas Municipal.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what New Mexico Highlands University and Las Vegas are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 9000 Las Vegas, NM 87701

Campus Setting: Small Town

New Mexico Highlands University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 28

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to New Mexico Highlands University is Aug 28.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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New Mexico Highlands University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$16,610

In State

$16,610

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$4,608
$4,608
Fees
$1,950
$1,950
Housing
$8,908
$8,908
Books
$1,144
$1,144

Student Life

Wondering what life at New Mexico Highlands University is like? There are approximately 2,780 students enrolled at New Mexico Highlands University, including 1,702 undergraduate students and 1,078 graduate students. 66% percent of students attend school full-time, 88% percent are from NM and 12% percent of students are from other states.

66%

Full Time

34%

Part Time

88%

In State

12%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,780

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

94%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,558

Out-of-State

$6,558

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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