New Mexico State University-Main Campus


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New Mexico


NMSU is dedicated to teaching, research and service at the undergraduate and graduate levels. NMSU is a NASA Space Grant College, a Hispanic-serving institution and is home to the only Honors College in NM. We provide learning opportunities to a diverse population of students and community members at 5 campuses, a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, cooperative extension offices located in each of NM's 33 counties, 13 research and science centers and through distance education. Bachelor and graduate degrees are available through the following colleges: Agriculture and Home Economics, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Extended Learning, Health and Social Services, Honors, and the Graduate School.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 17239
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Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 703

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 25:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

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Contact Information

2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces New Mexico 88003


Main Email:

Main Phone: 575-646-0111

Additional Campuses:
2400 North Scenic Drive
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Albuquerque Center
4501 Indian School Rd. NE, Ste. 100
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Dona Ana Community College
3400 South Espina Street
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

DACC East Mesa Campus
2800 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM 88011

DACC Gadsden Center
1700 East O'Hara Road
Anthony, NM 88201

DACC Sunland Park Center
3365 McNutt Road
Sunland Park, NM 88063

1500 North Thrist Street
Grants, NM 87020
(505) 287-6678

County Extension &
Outreach Offices
various, NM 00000

Admissions Contact:
Valerie Pickett
Director, Admissions
(575) 646-2340

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Athletics Contact:
McKinley Boston
Director, Athletics
(575) 646-7630

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Students transferring from other colleges or universities may be accepted for undergraduate studies if they have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and are eligible to return to the college or university last attended.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Transfer students will receive full credit for course work completed with a grade of C or better, provided the classes are similar or equivalent to courses offered at NMSU.

Credits (Min/Max):
You must earn a minimum of 30 credits at NMSU to earn your bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
Submission of official ACT/SAT test scores is required if you have less than 30 transferrable credits.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A statement of good standing from your previously attended institution is recommended.

Essay(s) required:
NMSU does not require the submission of an essay or personal statement for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
There is a $20 nonrefundable application fee.

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 1270

Transfers Accepted: 1175

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 93%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2010



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NMSU provides a variety of financial aid options including loans, scholarships and work study.

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