New Mexico State University


New Mexico State University is a four-year land-grant institution with an enrollment of over 14,000 students. The university offers a wide range of both undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University with high research activity. NMSU is also classified as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

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NOTE: The rates shown are taken from WICHE's most recent annual Tuition and Fees Report (published in December) and do not include fees. We strongly encourage you to verify these rates with the admissions office of the institution where you want to enroll.

This institution offers the WUE rate to transfer students.

The WUE tuition rate applies to the majors listed below. If the major is not listed here, it is not eligible for the WUE rate:

Program Name   Degree Type(s)    
Accounting   BS    
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering   BS    
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations   BS    
Agricultural and Extension Education Services   BS    
Agricultural Economics   BS    
Agricultural Teacher Education   BS    
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering   BS    
Agriculture, General   BS    
Agronomy and Crop Science   BS    
Animal Sciences, General   BS    
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects   BA    
Anthropology   BA    
Apparel and Textile, General   BS    
Athletic Training   BS    
Biochemistry   BS    
Biology/Biological Sciences, General   BS    
Business Administration and Management, General   BA    
Business/Commerce, General   BA, BS    
Chemical Engineering   BS    
Chemistry, General   BS    
Cinematography and Film/Video Production   BA    
Civil Engineering, General   BS    
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other   BA, BS    
Community Health and Preventive Medicine   BS    
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling   BS    
Computer and Information Sciences, General   BS    
Computer Science   BS    
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies   BA, BS    
Curriculum and Instruction   BA    
Dance, General   BA    
Dancing   BA    
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General   BA    
Early Childhood Education and Teaching   BS    
Ecology   BS    
Economics, General   BS    
Education, Other   No Degree    
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments   BS    
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering   BS    
Elementary Education and Teaching   BA    
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)   ASSOC    
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics   BS    
Engineering Technology, General   BS    
English Language and Literature, General   BA    
Environmental Studies   BS    
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education   BS    
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Business Services, Other   BS    
Finance, General   BS    
Fine/Studio Arts, General   BA    
Food Technology and Processing   BS    
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General   BS    
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General   BA    
General Studies   BA    
Genetics, General   BS    
Geography   BS    
Geology/Earth Science, General   BS    
History   BA, BS    
Horticultural Science   BS    
Hospitality Administration/Management, General   BS    
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management   BS    
Human Development and Family Studies, General   BS    
Human Nutrition   BS    
Industrial Engineering   BS    
Information Technology   BS    
International Business/Trade/Commerce   BA    
Journalism   BA    
Kinesiology   BS    
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies   BA    
Marketing/Marketing Management, General   BS    
Mathematics Education   BS    
Mathematics, General   BS    
Mechanical Engineering   BS    
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology   BS    
Music Performance, General   BA    
Music Teacher Education   BA, BS    
Philosophy   BA    
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching   BS    
Physics, General   BS    
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology   BS    
Political Science and Government, General   BA    
Pre-Nursing   BS    
Psychology   BA    
Public Health Education and Promotion   BA    
Range Science and Management   BS    
Secondary Education and Teaching   BS    
Social Work   BS    
Sociology   BA    
Soil Science and Agronomy, General   BS    
Special Education and Teaching, General   BS    
Speech and Rhetorical Studies   BA    
Surveying Engineering   BS    
Turf and Turfgrass Management   BS    
Visual and Performing Arts, General   BA    
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management   BS    
Women's Studies   BA    

Enrollment Information

While you participate in WUE, you are ineligible for New Mexico residency. If you wish to establish New Mexico residency, you may not begin the application process until after having discontinued WUE for one full year. All WUE awards are subject to change in accordance with federal, state, and university regulations.

Contact the Admissions Office at 575-646-3121.

First-time Student Requirements

Students who meet the minimum high school course requirements must meet one of the criteria listed below in order to be admitted:
• Cumulative high school GPA of 2.75
• Ranked in the top 20 percent of their graduating class
• ACT composite score of 21 or SAT score of 990

NMSU uses combined scores from the critical reading and math portions of the SAT for admission and scholarship purposes.

Note: All entering freshmen must submit official ACT or SAT scores before final admission is granted. ACT code=2638, SAT=4531

Applicants who meet all the requirements listed above will be offered admission to NMSU. An applicant who does not meet all the requirements may also be offered admission if a review of their additional information indicates that the student would be successful at NMSU. We encourage all students to apply for admission to NMSU.

When reviewing the admissibility of students, we consider many factors, including high school GPA, test scores, dual-credit coursework, leadership experience, community involvement and other accomplishments. Applicants may be asked for additional information, including academic letters of recommendation, in support of their application.

High School Course Requirements 
English 4 Units
Math 4 Units
Science 2 Units
Foreign Language 1 Unit

Transfer Student Requirements
• At least a 2.0 cumulative GPA in your college courses and 36
completed credit hours
• Must be eligible to return to your last college or university
• Application for admission and official college transcripts or
e-transcripts mailed directly from each college or university

If you have fewer than 36 completed college credit hours, you must fulfill the first-time student admission requirements and have at least a 2.5 overall GPA.

Contact Information

University Admissions Office 
New Mexico State University 
Box 30001, Dept. 3A 
Las Cruces, NM 88003-0001 
(575) 646-3121

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