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Location | Las Cruces
Population | 102,000
Enrollment | 14,296
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 08/18-12/10
Spring | 01/12-05/06

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

NMSU is a NASA Space-Grant College and is home to the very first Honors College

About This Campus

New Mexico State University is a land-grant institution, a NASA Space Grant College, a Hispanic-serving institution and is home to the only Honors College in New Mexico. NMSU ranks in the top 100 institutions in the country in terms of Federal Research Expenditures. The faculty to student ratio is 1:19. Las Cruces, a town of 102,000, is located in southern New Mexico where the sun shines practically every day. Opportunities for mountain climbing, backpacking, hunting, desert exploring, and fossil hunting abound. For day trips, within a three hours driving distance, you can choose between the native beauty of White Sands National Monument, the ski slopes in Ruidoso, or cave exploring in the Carlsbad Caverns. Annual events throughout the region include the Hatch Chili Festival and the Southern New Mexico State Fair.

Location Information

NMSU is at the foot of the Organ Mountains and along the banks of the Rio Grande. Las Cruces is 225 miles south of Albuquerque, NM, 275 miles east of Tucson, AZ an 42 miles west of El Paso, TX.

Helpful Information

NMSU welcomes all students on Home Payment to consider NMSU as your NSE Exchange program of choice! On-campus housing is available to all students!
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Open
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Home Payment |Open
Understand Chances of Placement


RegistrationClosed Programs
Nursing, social work, and CMI (film studies)

Classes in community health and environmental and occupational health require permission. Professional Golf Management and some courses in Art may have limited enrollment. Education courses are also limited.

Unique Academic Programs

  • Aerospace Engineering - Among Institutions of Higher Education in New Mexico, NMSU is the only one to offer this program.
  • Engineering Physics - Among institutions of higher education in New Mexico, NMSU is the only one to offer.
  • Engineering Technology - Among institutions of higher education in New Mexico, NMSU is the only one to offer.
  • Industrial Engineering Technology - Among institutions of higher education in New Mexico, NMSU is the only one to offer.

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Biology... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of N/A paper, N/A computer or 68.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/17/23

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $200 Year Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $200 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $79 Year Home Mandatory
Programming applied to campus residents Fee $14 Year Home Mandatory
Housing Application Fee $15 Year Home Mandatory
Meal Plan Application Fee $15 Year Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/17/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $700
  • Proximity to campus: 3
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
NSE students are only eligible for the On-Campus Apartment Communities. If the student is applying for Fall semester only, then a year contract is required, however, the contract can be cancelled with a memo from the NSE coordinator at the end of the Fall semester.

Meal Plans

  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $2070 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
The cost above reflects an unlimited meal plan. There are multiple meal plan options available that range in price from $150 - $2604 per semester.


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/17/23

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $780 per semester.


    Other Health Related Comments
    International Students are required to take a TB Test or provide TB Test results during the orientation period. Students enrolling in classes beginning in the Summer 2023 session or later are no longer required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or apply for an exemption.

    All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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