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New Mexico Highlands University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1893
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,153
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $2,171,566
Admissions Address

Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Website

http://www.nmhu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@nmhu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.9
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: John Coca
Admissions office telephone: (505) 454-3439
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $15
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: N/A (Refundable by August 15)
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A N/A
Mathematics N/A N/A
Science N/A N/A
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: N/A
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
 
Open admission policy? Yes, for all students
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: N/A
 
Class rank: N/A
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: N/A
Application essay: N/A
Recommendation: N/A
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: N/A
Extracurricular activities: N/A
Talent/ability: N/A
Character/personal qualities: N/A
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: N/A
Geographical residence: N/A
State residency: N/A
Religious affiliation/commitment: N/A
Racial/ethnic status: N/A
Volunteer work: N/A
Work experience: N/A
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 71%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 71%
Total applicants: 1,460
Total acceptances: 1,034
Total freshman enrollment: 422
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 668
Male acceptances: 484
Male freshman enrollment: 209
 
Female applicants: 792
Female acceptances: 550
Female freshman enrollment: 213
Out-of-state freshmen: N/A
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 7%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 24%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 58%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 83%
Average high school GPA: 2.9
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 92%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 5%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 375 – 488
Math: 383 – 498
Combined: 758 – 986

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.0% 0.0%
600-699 0.0% 0.0%
500-599 14.0% 25.0%
400-499 50.0% 38.0%
300-399 36.0% 31.0%
200-299 0.0% 6.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 56%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 14 – 20
Math: 15 – 19
Composite: 15 – 19

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 1.0% 0.0%
24-29 5.0% 5.0% 4.0%
18-23 40.0% 34.0% 32.0%
12-17 54.0% 46.0% 64.0%
6-11 1.0% 14.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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