|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
The acceptance rate at NMSU is 63%. It ranks #3 in New Mexico for lowest rate of acceptance. NMSU is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 8,595 out of 13,715 applicants were admitted.
The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent (SAT 950/1150 ACT 17/23). New Mexico State University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.54. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The NMSU application fee is $20 and applications are due by Mar 1.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. New Mexico State University Main Campus is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||950|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||580|
|SAT Math 75th||570|
|SAT Composite 75th||1150|
|Average SAT Score||1050|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to New Mexico State University Main Campus?
New Mexico State University Main Campus typically prefers applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. NMSU ranks #4 in New Mexico for highest average SAT composite score. 30 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1150 and Above||Good||>74%|
|1050 to 1150||Avg +||63%-74%|
|950 to 1050||Avg -||50%-63%|
|850 to 950||Reach||37%-50%|
|Less than 850||Low||<37%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into NMSU?
Admission data indicates that NMSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 78 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to New Mexico State University Main Campus.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>74%|
|20 to 23||Avg +||63%-74%|
|17 to 20||Avg -||50%-63%|
|14 to 17||Reach||37%-50%|
|Less than 14||Low||<37%|
What GPA do you need to get into New Mexico State University Main Campus?
Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into NMSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at New Mexico State University Main Campus was 3.54 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 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 63% of students who apply.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
81% of New Mexico State University Main Campus freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||22%|
|Top 25% of class||49%|
|Top 50% of class||81%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||24%||27%||25%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to New Mexico State University Main Campus is $20.
What are the requirements for admission to New Mexico State University Main Campus and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
30% of students submit their SAT scores to NMSU. 78% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
63% of those who apply are granted admission to NMSU. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1150. 30% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 23. 78% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.