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COLLEGE PROFILE

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English4 
Mathematics3 
Science2 
Foreign Language1 
Social Studies  
History  
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredAugust 15
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
AddressPO Box 30001
City, State, ZipLas Cruces, NM  88003-8001
Phone(575) 646-3121
Fax 
E-mailadmissions@nmsu.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJuly 15
Application Fee$20
Application Fee WaiverNot available
Regular Admission NotificationRolling
Accept Offer of AdmissionNo set date
Waiting List UsedNo
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationNot accepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
 
Letters of
Recommendation
 
OtherApplicants must score 20 on the ACT or may take the SAT (accepted, but not recommended) and submit a composite score of 780. The GED is accepted. Minimum high school participation includes 4 units of English, 3 of math, 2 beyond general science, and 1 foreign language/fine arts required for freshmen
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate85% of 5,362 applicants were admitted
   Women86% of 2,935 applicants were admitted
   Men84% of 2,427 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled2,532 (55%) of 4,568 admitted students enrolled
   Women1,291 (51%) of 2,533 admitted students enrolled
   Men1,241 (61%) of 2,035 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 
Students Accepting Wait List Position 
Students Admitted From Wait List 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.39
3.75 and Above27%
3.50 - 3.7417%
3.25 - 3.4916%
3.00 - 3.2418%
2.50 - 2.9919%
2.00 - 2.493%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math489 average
430-530 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
11%
Score of 500 - 600
32%
Score of 400 - 500
45%
Score of 300 - 400
11%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading480 average
410-540 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
9%
Score of 500 - 600
33%
Score of 400 - 500
40%
Score of 300 - 400
16%
Score of 200 - 300
1%
SAT Writing464 average
400-520 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
6%
Score of 500 - 600
27%
Score of 400 - 500
47%
Score of 300 - 400
18%
Score of 200 - 300
2%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
25%
Score of 18 - 23
50%
Score of 12 - 17
22%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 21%
Top quarter: 47%
Top half: 80%
Bottom half: 20%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.42 3.75 557 537 513 26
Low 2.60 3.00 450 470 450 20
High 3.83 4.19 620 590 570 31
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