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
Overall my experience with my academics has been great. I feel that I have learned a lot from my time at Highlands. I feel that my degree has value and that I have not only learned but have gained valuable experience in being a leader. I know that if I need help with my career I have people and resources I can use because I attended Highlands. My career center has allowed my to further my way into a career by finding internships and conferences that I could attend such as HACU which helps young Hispanic individuals. Overall my education has been lit!
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago
So far it has been an honor to learn from all of my instructors! New Mexico Highlands - Higher Education Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a beautiful new facility. Faculty is very helpful, security officers present makes me feel safe.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 4 months ago
New Mexico Highlands University is a great school to come to if you want to meet new people and listen to their views on the world and experience their culture. We attract people from all over the world whether it be from Jamaica, Germany, England, China, or Africa. The professors here are very professional and straight forward, but will always be there for you if you ask for their help. If for some reason you can't get a hold of your professor(s), we have many different places where you can go to find the help you need. The food is catered in the cafeteria by A'viands, but if you don't want to eat the food there, there is always Einstein's Bagels or the local places to eat in town.
  • Sophomore
  • 1 month ago