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New Mexico State University

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Description of New Mexico State University

  • Year of foundation: 1888
  • Location: New Mexico, USA
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: 24,580 people
  • Age of students: 17+ years.
  • Type of study: State University.

New Mexico State University is the State University of New Mexico, a comprehensive research institution of higher education dedicated to the research and education of future bachelors and masters. It is a thriving academic center, deeply rooted in the southwestern region of the United States.

The US News & World Report included it in the top national universities for academic and scientific indicators. Founded in 1888, the State University of New Mexico is a Latin American educational institution that is administered by the United States Department of Education. According to the Carnegie classification, NMSU was assigned a R2 rating: more than 110 million US dollars were allocated to doctoral studies in 2016, which is why NMSU ranks eighth in expenditure on research among Latin American universities.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in New Mexico State University

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

NMSU Housing & Residential Life offers convenient, affordable options that focus on tenants with different needs, financial capabilities, and requirements for amenities. All options involve social interaction and academic support.

Types of accommodation:

  • A shared apartment with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
  • Furnished apartments with living rooms, fully equipped kitchens and separate bedrooms.
  • Three family residential buildings with laundry, computer lab, gym, full service store.
  • Graduate accommodation - spacious separate bedrooms with a common living room, kitchen and bathroom, access to a computer lab and printers, laundry, quick service.
  • Traditional hostels - furnished rooms, large lobbies, plenty of open space.
  • Inclusive housing provides a living environment in which a student can live in a room with any other student, regardless of gender, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
  • Housing for foreign students - foreign students live with other foreign students, graduate students who have common academic and social interests.

Cost of accommodation - from 5556 $ / g.

NMSU support services are aimed at providing quality nutrition for students, faculty, staff. The campus offers many menu options - from local dishes to the best national brand offers. In addition to numerous restaurants and food suppliers, NMSU offers students products from three stores.

Activities New Mexico State University

The educational institution offers a wide range of sports, social clubs, societies, cultural and religious organizations. The range of activities is varied: from supporting student-athletes during games to watching performances at the Center for the Arts.

The university offers a variety of art and entertainment activities:

  • Visiting museums, art galleries, performances of professional theaters, musical ensembles, national performers, professional road shows
  • Work on radio, television stations on campus
  • 18-hole golf course, tennis courts
  • Entertainment centers.

NMSU is a member of the NCAA Division 1-A Western Sports Conference in 16 out of 17 sports, and the NMSU football team participates in the First Division conference. Student athletes successfully pass the final exam (73%).

Associated Students of New Mexico State University (ASNMSU) is the student government of the NMSU with an elected president of the student council, a vice president, 30 senators, and a designated student supreme court. ASNMSU organizes various events: a homecoming parade, free student concerts, a free taxi program for students, and many others. ASNMSU manages the budget (more than one million dollars).


The research and educational activities of the University of New Mexico are aimed at education residents of the state, region, country, and foreign students. The university has a high percentage of students from Spanish-speaking countries.

New Mexico State University provides educatio in four colleges - Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Doña Ana Community College, Grants, which offer programs of academic, vocational, technical, continuing education. The university implements non-formal, off-campus educational programs through the Knowledge Extension Service.

Facilities and equipment at New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University has a variety of buildings, laboratories and equipment:

  • The main campus of the University of New Mexico, located in Las Cruces, covering an area of 900 acres
  • Four campuses
  • Satellite Center in Albuquerque
  • Cooperative counseling offices located in each of the 33 counties of New Mexico
  • 12 research and scientific centers.

The NMSU Agricultural Experiment Station is the main research unit of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

The Astronomical Faculty of NMSU operates the Apache Point Observatory for the Astrophysical Research Corporation (ARC) - a partnership that includes the NMSU, the University of Washington, the University of Chicago, the Institute for Advanced Study, Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. The Apache Point Observatory is located in the mountains of Sacramento in the south of New Mexico - here are four astronomical telescopes.

Admission dates and extra charges

Tuition fees at New Mexico State University:


Credit rate (1-6 credits)

Loan rate (1-14 credits)

Fixed rate (15 and above)


$ 356

$ 961

$ 12459


$ 386

$ 986

12769 $

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Applicants for a bachelor’s degree provide documents confirming the completion of secondary school, or documents from a university if a student has completed several courses of a foreign university.

Requirement to know English for admission:

  • TOEFL - 550-520, 79-68 IBT,
  • IELTS - 6-6,5.

The official report of these results should come directly from the testing company. Tests must be completed no earlier than 2 years before the application is submitted.

A foreign student entering the magistracy must have at least a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent to demonstrate knowledge of the English language both in written and oral form by submitting an official TOEFL or IELTS report.

Scholarships New Mexico State University

There are a limited number of scholarships and options for reducing tuition fees available to new international students (both graduates and students). The state of New Mexico sets the number of NMSU scholarships to 6% of the total number of local, foreign students annually. Of this total, the university allocates 10% to foreign students.

Award criteria - high GPA, TOEFL, IELTS score. Competition for awarding scholarships is high.

Many foreign undergraduates receive rewards for teaching or scientific assistance, which go to cover the tuition fee in addition to paying a monthly stipend.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

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  • Student supervision

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
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