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Application Fee
$20
Graduate Application Fee
$40
Acceptance Rate
55%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
34%
Freshmen Enrollment
2,178
SAT Scores
1,050
ACT Scores
21

2020 Acceptance Rate

Total 11,903 students have applied and 6,497 students have allowed to admit to New Mexico State University-Main Campus (acceptance rate: 54.58%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 33.52 % where 2,178 students have finally enrolled out of 6,497 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of New Mexico State University-Main Campus is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Public, 4-Years or High Colleges in New Mexico. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as University of Cincinnati-Main Campus and University of North Carolina Wilmington, its acceptance rate is lower (difficult to get in) (average acceptance rate of the schools is 74.60%).
The yield of New Mexico State University-Main Campus is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Public, 4-Years or High Colleges in New Mexico. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) (average yield is 27.90%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,050 and the average ACT score is 21 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of New Mexico State University-Main Campus is average than the schools (average score is 1,226). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
New Mexico State University-Main Campus SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
New Mexico State University-Main Campus1,05021
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,20125
All U.S. Colleges112368
Public, 4-Years or High Colleges111267
4-Years or High Colleges112468
Public, 4-Years or High Colleges in New Mexico111564

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At New Mexico State University-Main Campus, 704 students submitted SAT scores (32% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,050 and it is average than average for Public, 4-Years or High Colleges in New Mexico. Next table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
New Mexico State University-Main Campus SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing480580
Mathematics470570
Total9501,150
At New Mexico State University-Main Campus, 1,679 students submitted ACT scores (77% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 21 and it is lower than average for Public, 4-Years or High Colleges in New Mexico. Next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
New Mexico State University-Main Campus ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading1823
English1623
Mathematics1723
Total5169
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Admission Requirements

Next table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to New Mexico State University-Main Campus. The school requires 4 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to New Mexico State University-Main Campus
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended