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

A total of 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 the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in New Mexico. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, its acceptance rate is lower (difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 78.00%).
The yield of the school is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Public, 4-Years Colleges in New Mexico. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) (average yield is 29.60%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the 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 1,200). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
New Mexico State University-Main Campus1,05021
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,17625
All U.S. Colleges112368
Public, 4-Years Colleges111267
4-Years Colleges112468
Public, 4-Years 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 Colleges in New Mexico. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
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 Colleges in New Mexico. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading1823
English1623
Mathematics1723
Total5169

Admission Requirements

The following 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