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About New Mexico State University Carlsbad

New Mexico State University-Carlsbad is a public, state school in an small town setting in Carlsbad, New Mexico. New Mexico State University Carlsbad was founded in 1950 and enrolls 1,998 undergrads and no graduate students.

The institution spends around $2,380 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 New Mexico State University Carlsbad Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Average GPA 2.8

New Mexico State University Carlsbad Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at New Mexico State University Carlsbad

New Mexico State University-Carlsbad does not offer early decision or early action.

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New Mexico State University Carlsbad Acceptance Rate

It is not competitive to get into New Mexico State University Carlsbad. The acceptance rate at New Mexico State University Carlsbad is 0%. In 2021, 306 out of 306 total applicants were accepted.

New Mexico State University Carlsbad Waitlist 2021

New Mexico State University Carlsbad reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into New Mexico State University-Carlsbad?

New Mexico State University Carlsbad is considered not competitive 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 State University Carlsbad, applicants must submit the following items.

New Mexico State University Carlsbad Application Requirements

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GPA and Test Scores for New Mexico State University Carlsbad

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to New Mexico State University Carlsbad is 2.8 /4.0.

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

Does New Mexico State University Carlsbad Require the ACT or SAT?

New Mexico State University Carlsbad does not have a test optional admissions policy. 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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Does New Mexico State University Carlsbad Offer Dorms?New Mexico State University Carlsbad does not offer on-campus housing for students. Students must commote from at home or find their own housing.

New Mexico State University Carlsbad students are active in the school's Student Nurses Association, Alpha Sigma Phi Criminal Justice Association and Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society. Career Expo, Halloween Carnival, and and Welcome Week 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 State University Carlsbad.

Financial Aid at New Mexico State University Carlsbad

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

Some 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! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is New Mexico State University Carlsbad a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at New Mexico State University Carlsbad

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at New Mexico State University Carlsbad, around 41% return for their sophomore year.

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 State University Carlsbad Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

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

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Where is New Mexico State University Carlsbad?

New Mexico State University Carlsbad is located in the small town setting of Carlsbad, New Mexico.

If you want to see New Mexico State University Carlsbad for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 62/180 to Carlsbad, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Carlsbad Municipal.

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

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College Info

1500 University Drive Carlsbad, NM 88220-3509

Campus Setting: Small Town

New Mexico State University Carlsbad Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 27

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to New Mexico State University Carlsbad is Aug 27.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to New Mexico State University Carlsbad is Continuous processing.

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

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New Mexico State University Carlsbad ACT Scores

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New Mexico State University Carlsbad Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at New Mexico State University Carlsbad is like? There are approximately 1,998 students enrolled at New Mexico State University Carlsbad. 29% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from NM and 1% percent of students are from other states.

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Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

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