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New Mexico State, founded in 1888, is a public, multipurpose university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Home Economics, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration and Economics, Education, Engineering, and Health and Social Services. Its 900-acre campus is located in Las Cruces, 42 miles north of El Paso, Texas.

Website: www.nmsu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
11,713
Undergraduate
Students
(54.5%) 6,387 Women
(45.5%) 5,326 Men
2,719
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 8,192 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.49
SAT Math
517 average
460-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
513 average
450-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,446
Out-of-state: $38,435
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,087
Out-of-state: $23,076
Room and Board
$9,538
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Freshman Award
$15,777
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$21,429
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
639
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Las Cruces Population
101,324
Nearest Metropolitan Area
El Paso, TX
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
20% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Pistol Pete
Sororities
4% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
2.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.2% Asian
2.9% Black/African-American
62.0% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
28.3% White
1.1% Unknown
International Students
4.3% from 50 countries
First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
17.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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