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Colleges / New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate57%

About New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University is a public, state university in the suburb of Las Cruces, New Mexico. New Mexico State University was founded in 1888. The university enrolls around 14,298 students per year, including 11,616 undergraduates.

2022 Acceptance Rate for New Mexico State University

It is moderately difficult to get into New Mexico State University. New Mexico State University admitted 57% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 12,535 students applied to New Mexico State University and 7,177 were admitted.

New Mexico State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 57%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 44%

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New Mexico State University is located in the town of Las Cruces, New Mexico, near El Paso and TX.

If you would like to see New Mexico State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 25, Interstate 10 to Las Cruces, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Las Cruces International, El Paso International.

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College Info

PO Box 30001 Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Campus Setting: Suburban

New Mexico State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to New Mexico State University is Continuous processing.

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

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New Mexico State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

900 - 1140


Math SAT Range

450 - 560


Reading SAT Range

450 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1140 and Above


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900 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for New Mexico State University students is 1035. Applicants with SAT scores of 1140 and above have a good chance of being admitted to New Mexico State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 900 to 1140 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 900 have a low chance of being offered a spot at New Mexico State University.

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Wondering what life at New Mexico State University is like? There are approximately 14,298 students enrolled at New Mexico State University, including 11,616 undergraduate students and 2,682 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 75% percent are from NM and 25% percent of students are from other states.


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