New Mexico Highlands University

569 reviews
  1. Las Vegas, NM
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B-
New Mexico Highlands University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Address
University Ave
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Website

New Mexico Highlands University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$15
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$10,241/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,884/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,425/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,219/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,438/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,315/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,510Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    43%
  • Diverse and multicultural
    27%
  • Driven
    13%
  • Immature drama loving children
    10%
  • Diverse
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
43%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.44 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Small
    52%
  • Good instructors,classes, coaches, nice people
    24%
  • Private school size, Public school tuition
    14%
  • A school where criminals get degrees
    3%
  • Classes all over New Mexico
    3%
  • Phenomenal
    3%

After New Mexico Highlands University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
17%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses

Reviews

569 reviews
  • Excellent
    72
  • Very Good
    172
  • Average
    229
  • Poor
    47
  • Terrible
    49
When I came to Highlands, I was first very unsure about attending school here. A month into my core classes, I have really enjoyed it! My professors are always willing to help students when we need the help. I sometimes had trouble learning spanish as a second language, but my professor always made sure we all understand what we are doing. Even though it is still a confusing course, my professor always explained, even if it was a whole class session. I have learned so much here and I can not wait until I finally have my bachelors degree handed to me. Even though the campus is small, it is a fantastic place. The campus to me is always clean and the professors are fantastic. I'm so glad I decided to come to Highlands for my education. The classes may be challenging but that is exactly what they are supposed to be. I love walking up and going to class and learning something new.
  • College Freshman
  • Feb 14 2012
*Unprofessional faculty who do things like give a student the entire set of keys to a building and all the rooms in it.

*Unreasonable dean who cares more about the school's reputation than the student's safety. He also covers up crime statistics.

*Campus police who harass you (been called a skank by one) and try to make you their snitches by putting you in dangerous situations. I believe our rights at this school can be easily violated.

*Mental patients who walk into the dorms and threaten the safety of the students

*A football team full of guys with assault, rape and even one gang murder charge. Look it up for yourself!

*Prejudice against white people in the town because it is mostly Mexicans

*Lots of gangsters in the town, lots of poverty

*No Greek life

*Poor engineering in the new student center. It may look nice but it the floor moves under your feet and it is built cheaply. Things break all the time.

*School steals money from students without them noticing because they have a low budget for everything.

I could go on forever....
  • College Sophomore
  • May 29 2014
I know I will be highly employable once I finish the Social Work degree program through Highlands University. One of our Senators graduated from here! But, ultimately I know that the work will be available to me through my internship and practicums; how I apply myself will be the factor that decides my ability to secure a position.
  • College Junior
  • 11 months ago