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New Mexico State University-Main Campus

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Dona Ana Community College is a branch of NMSU credit: Mac2678
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Overview
Public
9,874 Undergraduates
60% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Midsize
Public
Region: West
Size: Small
Doctoral
New Mexico State University-Main Campus
2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, New Mexico
88003-8001
(575) 646-0111
www.nmsu.edu/

New Mexico State University is a public land-grant and space-grant university, and one of the top 225 institutions of higher education in the United States. Teacher Hiram Hadley established the school in 1888, calling it Las Cruces College. It then became a land-grant college thanks to the Morrill Act, and was renamed New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. In 1960, it was finally renamed New Mexico State University. Today, it sits on 900 acres of land in an urban setting and is a flagship school. Notable alumni include Former Governor of New Mexico Garrey Carruthers, computer scientist Alvy Ray Smith, CEO of Starbucks Kevin Johnson, football player Pervis Atkins, engineer Paul Klipsch, author Denise Chavez, golfer Alena Sharp and astronomer Roosevelt Skerrit. The school’s colors are crimson and white, its mascot is Pistol Pete and its teams are nicknamed the Aggies. Its sports affiliation is Athletics NCAA Division I – WAC, Independent, and there are 16 different varsity teams at the school. Varsity sports offered by New Mexico State University include men’s football, basketball, baseball, golf and tennis, and women’s soccer, softball, cross country, golf, basketball and indoor and outdoor track and field.

Location

Las Cruces is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 97,618, and in 2015 the estimated population was 101,643, making it the second largest city in the state, after Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the largest city in both Doña Ana County and southern New Mexico. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

85

restaurants score

Students
47%

Men

53%

Women

24

Average Age of Entering Students

497

New Transfer Students

Admissions
60%

Acceptance Rate

40%

Enrollment Yield

820-1070

SAT Range

7,618

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$10,213

Typical Cost

$21,022

Out-Of-State (published)

$6,461

In-State (published)

95%

Recieve Financial Aid

56%

Have Loans

$9,750

Median Debt

Academics
16.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

131

Doctorates Awareded

Criminal Justice And Fire Protection

Top Major

6

Faculty Awards

28

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 30 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 17 fraternities and sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Sun Belt Conference

Basketball Conference:

Western Athletic Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Western Athletic Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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