NMSU Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into New Mexico State University Main Campus
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
Applicants Submitting SAT24%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1230|
|Average SAT Score||1110|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
NMSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT82%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.19*
Typical High School GradesB
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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||36%||43%||39%|
What are the requirements for admission to New Mexico State University Main Campus and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.