New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces , United States
  • 64
    Acceptance Rate
  • 86
    Available Programs
  • 21874
  • 40080
    Average Cost
  • 92
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


New Mexico State University sits on a 900-acre campus and enrolls more than 14,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries. NMSU is a NASA Space-Grant College and is home to the very first Honors College in New Mexico. A Hispanic-Serving Institution, NMSU serves a multi-cultural population of students and community members across the state at five campuses, a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, cooperative extension offices located in each of New Mexico's 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. Plus, distance education programs give students maximum flexibility. The strategic goals outlined in NMSU LEADS 2025 reflect the university’s mission and vision and are vital to NMSU’s success. These include advancing student success; elevating research and creativity; amplifying extension and outreach; and building a robust NMSU system. The strategic goals are designed to be broad enough for each unit within the university system to find a way to contribute. Additionally, the university will focus on a number of grand challenges facing the state and communities around the globe. These include creating healthy borders, modernizing critical infrastructure and transforming education in New Mexico.

Entry requirements

In order to apply NMSU, you need to …

  • Have high school degree with 2.75 GPA or above
  • Meet language requirement criteria. (Access the Language Criteria for admission)
  • Beginning Spring 2019, applications for admission must include a professional foreign credit evaluation report from a member institution of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) for every transcript from a foreign secondary school and/or university attended.
  • If you are attending NMSU as a non-degree seeking student through the Office of Education Abroad, do not apply for Admissions until you have been instructed to do so by the Office of Education Abroad.  Failure to do so may result in a delay in your application being processed.

Age Restrictions

The following restrictions apply only to international students sponsored by NMSU in F-1 or J-1 status:

  • Students studying in the Center for English Language Programs must be 18 years of age at the time they begin their program at NMSU in order to be admitted.
  • Degree-seeking students who are 17 years of age at the time they begin their program at NMSU can be admitted, provided they live on campus.

Scholarship & funding

The International Competitive Scholarship reduces tuition costs to in-state resident tuition rates (approximately 70% reduction on regular tuition and fees), plus awards a $100 stipend (cash award) each fall and spring. The award is based on applicant’s GPA (grade point average) and TOEFL scores. It is only awarded to new incoming students, is renewable for a maximum of 8 semesters for undergraduate students or 4 semesters for graduate students, and is subject to GPA requirements. It requires an application, see the award criteria and application.


Las Cruces

Student life

200+ student groups, clubs and organizations along with our intramural sports, Greek life and recreational programs will help you build leadership skills and make lifelong friends. There is more to life than studying and textbooks, and much of our students’ education occurs outside the classroom. Join one of more than 200 chartered clubs and organizations, or compete in the intramural program.