Chances of getting into New Mexico State University Main Campus

New Mexico State University Main Campus

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
65.7%
Admission Difficulty for New Mexico State University Main Campus
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into NMSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in New Mexico for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,326 out of 9,635 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 very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 70 percent. New Mexico State University Main Campus typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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NMSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT
30%
SAT Scores for New Mexico State University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for New Mexico State University Main Campus
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 1050

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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 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in New Mexico for highest average SAT composite score. 30 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.

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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
1160 and Above Good >77%
1050 to 1160 Avg + 66%-77%
940 to 1050 Avg - 53%-66%
830 to 940 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 830 Low <40%
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NMSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
78%
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 17
ACT Scores for New Mexico State University Main Campus
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
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 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.

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 + 66%-77%
17 to 20 Avg - 53%-66%
14 to 17 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 14 Low <40%
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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 66% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

New Mexico State University Main Campus admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,618 4,017 9,635
Accepted 3,756 2,570 6,326
Acceptance Rate 67% 64% 66%
Enrolled 1,311 953 2,264
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 37% 36%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

30% of students submit their SAT scores to NMSU. 78% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

66% 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 940 and 1160. 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.