Study at New Mexico State University Main CampusNew Mexico State University was established in 1888. It was initially founded as an agricultural institute called “Las Cruces College. ” In 1960, the name was changed to New Mexico State University. The main campus of NMSU is in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The main campus of this university currently enrolls over 15, 000 students in its associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs. Students can also pursue post-masters certifications at the NMSU main campus.
The athletics teams of New Mexico State University are nicknamed the Aggies. This name was probably inspired by the university's agricultural beginnings. The team colors are crimson
and white and the mascot is “Pistol Pete”.
Profile of New Mexico State University Main Campus
Las Cruces, NM is home to New Mexico State. Las Cruces is a small city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at New Mexico State go up to the Doctoral degree.
Students commonly pursue studies in engineering
and family and social work.
New Mexico State Selectivity
Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 420. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 430
New Mexico State has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.
New Mexico State has 16, 722 enrolled students . The school has a large minority student population.
New Mexico State values student athletics, and belongs to the Western Athletic Conference.
New Mexico State Programs and Degrees
|General Category||Degrees||Most Common Majors |
and Teaching||528||education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, educational administration, agricultural teaching, school Counselling, curriculum
and instruction, education of speech impaired, . . . |
and Management||461||business management, accounting, marketing, business, finance, international business|
|Liberal Arts||432||foreign language
and literature, English, political science, history, speech and rhetoric, general studies, economics, anthropology, . . . |
|Engineering||285||electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, engineering, environmental engineering, engineering physics, . . . |
and Social Work||233||social work, family studies, community organization, family resource management, food
and nutrition, public administration|
|Science||178||biology, chemistry, bacteriology, physics, biochemistry, geology, plant pathology, astronomy, . . . |
and Law Enforcement||156||criminal justice and safety|
and Emergency Medicine||122||registered nursing|
and Engineering||81||computer and info science, information technology|
and Counselling||72||psychology, school psychology|
and Management||57||agricultural operations, agriculture, agricultural economics|
|Medical administration||50||public health education, environmental health|
and Care||50||animal science|
|Engineering Technician||42||engineering technology, surveying tech|
and Horticulture||41||range management, agronomy, horticultural science, soil science, turf management|
and performing arts|
|Conservation and Resource Management||31||wildlife management, environmental studies, environmental science|
and Performing Arts||22||drama, dance|
|Religion and Philosophy||11||philosophy|
|Fine Arts||7||fine arts|
and Exercise Therapy||5||athletic trainer|
and Planning||2||urban planning|
Contact: New Mexico State
New Mexico State University Main Campus
2850 Weddell Street
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001
General Phone: (575) 646-0111
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