New Mexico State University Ranking, Address, Tuition Fees, Admission Requirements & SAT Scores

The New Mexico State University Ranking is as a 2nd Tier college in the states by the USnews, and the 442nd best by Forbes.

Requirements for Admission and Tuition Fees (Quick Facts 2014 / 2015)

The New Mexico State University tuition fees are $6,573 for in-state and $20,658 for out of state students. It is a fairly selective college accepting 85.2% of applicants.

New Mexico State University SAT Scores and ACT Scores

SAT scores for New Mexico State University admission requirements (25th-75th percentile) are Math 430 – 540, Reading 410 – 530, and writing 390 – 520. The total composite SAT range for accepted applicants is 830 to 1080.

The requirements for ACT (25th-75th percentile) are Composite 18 – 24, English 17 – 24, and Math 17 – 24.

New Mexico State University at Las Cruces Information

New Mexico State University, abbreviated as NMSU, is a land-grant university located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. It is classified by the United States Department of Education as a Hispanic-serving institution, with 24 percent of its population composed of Hispanics.

New Mexico State University Ranking
Photograph of the NMSU by Jimmy Emerson, DVM.

The New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM has been known throughout its history as a supporter of minority groups, having students coming from various minority groups. It has been ranked as among the top 50 best community colleges in the US. Aside from the Las Cruces campus, NMSU also has other campuses in Grants, Doña Ana County, Carlsbad and Alamogordo, with research and extension centers throughout New Mexico.

NMSU was established in 1888 as Las Cruces College, under the leadership of Hiram Bradley, a well-known educator originally from Indiana. In 1889, the territorial legislature of New Mexico issued a decree, commonly know as the Rodey Act of 1889, authorizing the creation of an agricultural college and agricultural experiment station within the vicinity of Las Cruces. The new institution came to be known as the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. The leaders of Las Cruces College opted to merge with the new school, leading to its first class opening on the 21st of January, 1890. Through continued development, the school became large enough and capable enough that the state legislature amended that the school’s name be changed in 1960 to New Mexico State University.

New Mexico State University offers 87 baccalaureate degrees, 51 master’s degrees and 21 doctoral programs through its various colleges: College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health and Social Services, College of Education, College of Business and College of Honors. It’s post-baccalaureate programs are mainly offered by the Graduate School. Most of its doctoral degrees are limited to agriculture, the sciences, engineering and education.

For research and other advanced studies, New Mexico State University houses several research institutes and research centers: Agricultural Experiment Station, Bureau for Business Research and Services, Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center, Institute for Energy and Environment, Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Center, Physical Science Laboratory and Water Resources Research Institute.

Some of the New Mexico State University’s notable alumni include basketball Olympian Chito Reyes, actor Scott Bailey and Yemeni Agriculture Minister Nasser al-Aulaqi.

New Mexico State University Address

New Mexico State University at Las Cruces – NMSU is located at Box 30001 MSC 3A, Las Cruces, New Mexico 880038001, United States of America.

Other colleges in New Mexico state include the University of New Mexico Albuquerque.

New Mexico State University Las Cruces Rankings and Quick Facts

New Mexico State University ranking
University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)
403 to 510
American Rank (Jiaotong)
165 to 197
New Mexico State University Las Cruces Facts
Students (Undergraduates / PG/ Total)
Faculty / Staff
Endowment (2006) – USA Rank
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Other US colleges by State


New Mexico State University; List of New Mexico Colleges.

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