New Mexico State University: Narrative Description

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PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
Tel: (505)646-0111
Free: 800-662-6678
Admissions: (505)646-3121
Fax: (505)646-6330
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, university, coed. Part of New Mexico State University System. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1888. Setting: 900-acre suburban campus with easy access to El Paso. Endowment: $58 million. Research spending 2003-04: $97.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6726 per student. Total enrollment: 16,428. Faculty: 982 (699 full-time, 283 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 6,266 applied, 82% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 49% from top quarter, 82% from top half. Full-time: 10,648 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 2,327 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 44 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 45% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 20% 25 or older, 16% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the National Student Exchange, other units of the New Mexico State University System. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/19. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $2628 full-time, $152.75 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,172 full-time, $508.75 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $1038 full-time. College room and board: $5046. College room only: $2926. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and gender.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 253 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 4% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Earth Day, Noche de Luminarias. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,255 college housing spaces available; 2,061 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. New Mexico State University Library plus 2 others with 1.6 million books, 1.4 million microform titles, 5,975 serials, 34,845 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $6.4 million. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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