If you are thinking about applying to New Mexico State University, the application fee is $25.
Here's an overiew of some of New Mexico State University's admissions stats.
|New Mexico State University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||21%|
|Mean SAT Score||1035|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||36%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||33%|
These are the application deadlines for New Mexico State University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
New Mexico State University does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to get into New Mexico State University. New Mexico State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, New Mexico State University accepted 57% of students, about 7,177 from the 12,535 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like New Mexico State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
New Mexico State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.
Wondering what factors are considered by New Mexico State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
Make sure to check with New Mexico State University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to New Mexico State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with New Mexico State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||3|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Other Requirements||√||high school course requirements: 4 units of English, 4 of math, 2 of science beyond general science, and 1 foreign language/fine art; must have 2.75 HS GPA, rank in the top 20% of graduating class, or ACT composite score of 21 (SAT of 1060 new format)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to New Mexico State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 86.6% submitted a class rank. At New Mexico State University 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 50% were in the top 25% and 81% were in the top 50%.
At New Mexico State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||18.3%|
|3.50 and 3.74||19.2%|
|3.25 and 3.49||16.1%|
|3.00 and 3.24||13.5%|
|2.50 and 2.9||12.1%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to New Mexico State University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
New Mexico State University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
New Mexico State University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 36% of New Mexico State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 33% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other New Mexico State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 950 and 1140 (or higher!) on the SAT. At New Mexico State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1140 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a New Mexico State University student is 1035.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of New Mexico State University students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of New Mexico State University students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.
To be most competitive at New Mexico State University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for New Mexico State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.
A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for New Mexico State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to New Mexico State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in New Mexico State University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to New Mexico State University?
❌ Students who are admitted to New Mexico State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does New Mexico State University accept transfer credits?
✅ New Mexico State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. New Mexico State University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does New Mexico State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ New Mexico State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to New Mexico State University?
❌ No, New Mexico State University is test optional, so you can make the call whether to submit your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is New Mexico State University's acceptance rate?
✅ New Mexico State University has an acceptance rate of 57%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at New Mexico State University?
❌ New Mexico State University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into New Mexico State University? New Mexico State University is a somewhat selective institution. The New Mexico State University acceptance rate is 57%. This means that the institution accepts 57 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
23 and Above
17 to 23
17 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to New Mexico State University is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into New Mexico State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1140 and Above
950 to 1140
950 and Less
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 950 to 1140 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 have a low chance of being offered a spot at New Mexico State University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At New Mexico State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.55. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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