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Las Cruces, New Mexico

NMSU Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into New Mexico State University Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.8%
Admission Difficulty for New Mexico State University Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into NMSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in New Mexico for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,230 out of 8,192 applicants were admitted making NMSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. New Mexico State University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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NMSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
24%
SAT Scores for New Mexico State University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for New Mexico State University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1110

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to New Mexico State University Main Campus?

New Mexico State University Main Campus typically requires applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in New Mexico for highest average SAT composite score. 24 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

New Mexico State University Main Campus admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >75%
1110 to 1230 Avg + 64%-75%
990 to 1110 Avg - 51%-64%
870 to 990 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 870 Low <38%
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NMSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
82%
ACT Scores for New Mexico State University Main Campus
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for New Mexico State University Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into NMSU?

Admission data indicates that NMSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in New Mexico for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 82 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to New Mexico State University Main Campus.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

New Mexico State University Main Campus admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >77%
20 to 23 Avg + 64%-77%
18 to 20 Avg - 54%-64%
16 to 18 Reach 43%-54%
Less than 16 Low <43%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.19*
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into New Mexico State University Main Campus. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at New Mexico State University Main Campus was 3.19 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in New Mexico for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as NMSU accepts 64% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

New Mexico State University Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,849 3,343 8,192
Accepted 3,189 2,041 5,230
Acceptance Rate 66% 61% 64%
Enrolled 1,160 882 2,042
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 43% 39%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to New Mexico State University Main Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?

New Mexico State University Main Campus Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at New Mexico State University Main Campus
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=188030 IPEDS survey data for New Mexico State University Main Campus.