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New Mexico Highlands is a public university. Founded in 1898, it gained university status in 1941. Its 175-acre campus is located in the center of Las Vegas, 70 miles east of Santa Fe.

Website: www.nmhu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
1,797
Undergraduate
Students
(63.7%) 1,144 Women
(36.3%) 653 Men
1,105
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
65% of 1,395 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.15
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $19,516
Out-of-state: $23,828
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,278
Out-of-state: $10,590
Room and Board
$8,126
Average Percent of Need Met
57%
Average Freshman Award
$9,446
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$18,767
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
132
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 36% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Las Vegas Population
13,691
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
26% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Cowboy
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
10.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4% Asian
6.4% Black/African-American
59.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
19.4% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students
3.3%
First-Year Students Returning
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
10.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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