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Founded in 1888, New Mexico State University-Main Campus. is a Public college. Located in New Mexico, which is a city setting in New Mexico, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 12,027 full time undergraduate students, and 2,825 full time graduate students.
The New Mexico State University-Main Campus Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 650 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at New Mexico State University-Main Campus include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at NMSU are considered Selective, with ,78% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 24 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
75% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 42% were in the top quarter, and 16% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at New Mexico State University-Main Campus.
197 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
167 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
232 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.
245 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
246 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
244 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
247 Students rated local services 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
246 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.
103 Students rated New Mexico State University-Main Campus
New Mexico State University is a vibrant school full of great opportunities for just about every type of person. The school feels safe and fun to be a part of and I would recommend this school to anyone that gets the chance to attend. NMSU has a great facility that is well kept and staff that will make you feel welcomed to be there.
Overall, I truly enjoy attending New Mexico State University. I am currently a sophomore at NMSU, and I have enjoyed my first year even though it was all online. I didn't get the full college experience, however, the professors made sure to keep in contact with us. The culture is very welcoming and understanding, which makes learning much easier. NMSU also has a beautiful campus, including all of the facilities. I would recommend going to NMSU to anyone who asks.
New Mexico State University-Main Campus is a great university to get your undergraduate degree. The school offers plenty of quiet spaces to study, and plenty of spaces to meet new people and network. There are many groups available to join and many opportunities to volunteer in the community.
New Mexico State is a wonderful school, but with COVID-19 happening, I feel like they prepared well with people interaction but the academics are awful right now. I have been here almost 2 semesters and I have really been struggling to learn through online classes. The professors don’t answer my emails or explain how to do assignments.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for New Mexico State University-Main Campus is 59%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to focus on school rather than my social life. Senior year, I put my school work second in my life and I regret that. Next, I would say prepare to grow up; in college, no one cares about who you were in high school. I would also tell myself to spend as much time as possible with my family and close friends because you don't realize how important they are until you don't get to see them everyday. And lastly, although your parents are pushing you, it is only for your benefit and you will be thankful for it one day.
It is a very diverse university with many people who are more than happy to go out of their way to help.
Motivated and intelligent individuals seeking a better education to make a great impact in the world.
School spirit. I feel like we students need to come and support their school more.
The friendly people on campus.
I wish I knew what I really wanted to study because when I switched my major after 2 years it postponed finishing and now I have to pay for school out of my own pocket which brings me to, I wish I knew how expensive going to college would be.
They are best known for their engineering programs, their social work programs and every other academic programs.
It is in my home town
Any person that enjoys learning, volunteering, and being involved in school activities. Someone who really has their future planned out for them and wants to thrive and excel. A person that has pride in themselves.
The one thing that is frustrating is dealing with the education building staff sometimes.
The people are friendly, and there's always something amusing or entertaining to see on campus. My professors are all amazing, and helpful, and the classes are small enough I can get individual attention when I need it.
"alternative kids" or "ghetto/hip hop kids"
The best thing about New Mexico State University is the feeling of family on campus. In my experience, everyone is so friendly and helpful. It truly feels like one big happy family. This comes from the size of the student body; not too big, not too small, but just right. You will always see a familiar face in classes and walking around campus, but there is also unlimited opportunity to meet new people. The one thing I would change, however, is the parking situation. Unfortunately, there is limited student parking, but the parking passes are very cheap compared to other universities. The limited parking is definitely the largest complaint from the student body. When I tell people that I go to NMSU they assume I am not very bright and that I like to party, but I am changing this by high scholastic achievement and very limited partying. On campus, I spend most of my time in the Buisness Complex (because I am a business major), Corbett Center Student Union, and my sorority house. Las Cruces, home to NMSU, is very much a college town. This leads to a lot of campus news in the local newspaper, and a ton of student discounts around the community. Recently, we have had a couple of students pass away because of drug-related behaviors. It has definitely been a big deal on campus, and people are becoming more aware of the behaviors of their friends and roommates. There is a lot of Aggie Pride, just not centered around our sports teams. Our basketball team is great, as well as our volleyball team. Our football team is getting better, and the games are getting more and more exciting to attend. The one thing that I think sets NMSU apart from other schools is the sense of close knit community on campus. Also, the AMAZING food in the Las Cruces area. After graduating, these are the two things I will miss the most.
If it is a small class then the professors know your name. The professors with smaller classes like to do team work and are interesting in your performance throughout school.
Some of the most popular groups on campus are Greek Life, Wesley, Aggies for Christ, and FFA. I am involved in Greek Life and I love it. It has opened a lot of doors to leaderships on campus and academic success that I would not have found otherwise. The other, most important thing Greek Life has given me, is the opportunity to be philanthropically active. Not only for my own philanthropic cause, but for all of the other causes represented on campus. Students in the dorms do not tend to leave their doors open, but are very friendly with one another. Athletic events are growing in popularity as our athletic teams get better and better with each passing year. Guest speakers and theater events are not as popular, but are still highly attended by students and community members. The dating scene on campus is hard to describe. It seems like a very normal environment, where people meet people with similar interests and they go out for a movie or some ice cream. Every year we have Homecoming and big rivalry games that are very popular on campus. People at NMSU do party a lot. There is a very friendly environment that lends itself to a very social atmosphere that tends to lead to partying. If you are awake at 2am on a Tuesday, you are probably studying. Fraternities and Sororities are very visible on campus, although they do not represent a large portion of the student body. In Las Cruces, there is not much to do in terms of night life, but El Paso i just 30 minutes away and they have a lot of options. The movie theaters in Las Cruces are pretty much what people do if they are not drinking on a Saturday night. However, a lot of people go to clubs in El Paso to dance and choose not to drink so they can drive home afterward. Off campus there is a ton of excellent food, some shopping, hiking, and a lot of places to exercise.
My classes have been both traditional and online. I have had classes held in lecture halls with 200 students to 50 students. I have also had classes in traditional classrooms with around 25 students. I have also had online classes, that allow you to work at your own pace. All of my classes begin with the professor providing a syllabus, or a structured outline of the course. This is the most helpful document you can have to be successful in any type of class. In traditional and lecture classes, there are normally 3-4 exams, and weekly homework or quizzes. Online classes tend to be less demanding on a weekly basis, but have larger projects that you work on for the duration of the semester with a couple of exams or quizzes along the way.
I was attracted to NMSU because they offered me a great scholarship- the lottery scholarship allows them to offer great financial aid to in-state students. That was about all that attracted me, to be honest, although I discovered that the programs for my majors (English and Theatre) are really good here, and that it's a very good place to become involved in extra-curriculars.
My favorite place for homework is the third floor of Zuhl Library. There is a designated "quiet zone" on that floor, and they have tables with individual cubicles. I personally have a hard time getting work done if there is any noise or people to distract me, so this area of the library is perfect for getting me focused.
My typical weekend starts on Friday evening with a cold beer at El Patio or the High Desert Brewing Company. It's nice to relax with friends after a long week at school.
On Saturdays and Sundays I volunteer at least once for one of the many amazing animal welfare organizations here in Las Cruces. There are tons of opportunities to volunteer, and since I don't work on weekend it is a good way for me to do something worthwhile with my time.
I try to hike as much as possible when I have friends that want to go with me, and sometimes when the weather is good I like to spend a night camping outside Las Cruces.
I also like to watch movies at the $3 theater or visit new exhibits at the University Museum.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
95% of students
attending New Mexico State University-Main Campus receive some sort of financial aid.
45% were awarded federal grants.
While 33% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
Tuition and fees(Out of state)
Books and Supplies
Room and Board
Total On Campus
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