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Colleges / New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University Student Life

New Mexico State University is on a 900-acre campus in a suburban setting in Las Cruces, New Mexico, not far from El Paso and TX. New Mexico State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

New Mexico State University also has fraternities and sororities.

New Mexico State University students' favorite campus events are Keep State Great, The Big Event and Latino Week.

Does New Mexico State University Offer Student Housing?

New Mexico State University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most New Mexico State University students live off campus. In 2021, 16% of undergrads at New Mexico State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 84% of students lived off-campus or commuted to New Mexico State University.In the 2020-21 school year, 1,769 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

New Mexico State University offers coed housing.

New Mexico State University Athletics

At New Mexico State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at New Mexico State University:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is New Mexico State University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

New Mexico State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The New Mexico State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

New Mexico State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to New Mexico State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit New Mexico State University, take Interstate 25, Interstate 10 to Las Cruces, NM. If you need to fly, book your flight to Las Cruces International, El Paso International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New Mexico you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore New Mexico State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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New Mexico State University Students

58%

Women

42%

Men

82%

Full Time

18%

Part Time

73%

In State

27%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

Undergraduate Students

11,575

Graduate Students

2,652

New Mexico State University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

14,227

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

63%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,304

Out-of-State

$26,926

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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