NMSU Admissions

The application fee is $20 for applying undergraduate school and $40 for graduate school at New Mexico State University-Main Campus. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$40
Admission Informationadmissions.nmsu.edu
Online Applicationadmissions.nmsu.edu/apply/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedAssociate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 66.00% and yield is 36.00%. 4,017 men and 5,618 women applied to NMSU and 2,571 men and 3,764 women students were accepted. Among them, 951 men and 1,317 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2018). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants9,6354,0175,618
Admitted6,3592,5713,764
Enrolled2,2899511,317
Acceptance Ratio 66.00%64.00%67.00%
Yield 36.00%36.99%34.99%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, 686 students (30% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,755 students (78%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 590 and 25th percentile is 470. The SAT Math score is 570 (75th) and 470 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 69 (75th percentile) and 69 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing470590
SAT Math470570
ACT Composite1723
ACT Math1723
ACT English1623
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at New Mexico State University-Main Campus are very low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,160, ACT: 68 - Public Research University (high research activity)).

Application Requirements

NMSU requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript) and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, Next table summarizes New Mexico State University-Main Campus application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see NMSU online application page .
NMSU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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