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New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM 4-Year Public

About New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University is a public, state school located in the suburban setting of Las Cruces, NM, less than an hour from El Paso, TX.

Founded in 1888, New Mexico State University currently enrolls around 14,227 students a year, including 11,575 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

New Mexico State University's endowment was valued at $176,266,000 in 2021. For each full-time student, New Mexico State University spends about $15,145.

Admissions Facts About New Mexico State University

Acceptance rate: 63%

Average GPA: 3.54

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What is New Mexico State University's acceptance rate?

New Mexico State University is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 63 percent of all applicants are admitted to New Mexico State University each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at New Mexico State University is 3.54 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is New Mexico State University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at New Mexico State University, around 76 percent return for their sophomore year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

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. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $20,501 in student loans per borrower. 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 State University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is New Mexico State University a good school for YOU?

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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

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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.

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

New Mexico State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


18 to 23


18 and Less


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New Mexico State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1150


Math SAT Range

470 - 570


Reading SAT Range

480 - 580

New Mexico State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at New Mexico State University is like? There are approximately 14,296 students enrolled at New Mexico State University, including 11,675 undergraduate students and 2,621 graduate students. 83% percent of students attend school full-time, 74% percent are from NM and 26% percent of students are from other states.


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