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Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2006

I think that college was really helpful. People get to share ideas together and teachers took on the responsibility of teaching music. We learned many unique skills.

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Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2015

I loved every aspect of NMSU. Great student community, very supportive professors, and the fact that it is located in Las Cruces, a small college town was definitely a plus. If you are from a bigger city it will be a nice change of pace, and if you ever feel like you miss the big city, El Paso, Texas is only a half hour drive away. NMSU is great if you are getting basically any degree, and it has a lot to offer.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Music Teacher Education
Graduation Year: 2011

The campus is well-maintained, and the professors are always willing to help.

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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

NMSU has a small, but welcoming campus. The art department is unorganized and frustrating to work with, but the teachers are great and passionate about their subjects. The agricultural department on campus is outstanding in every form. Las Cruces is a small town, but full of friendly people and very welcoming to its college population. NMSU is not a school you attend for great sporting events.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

NMSU has a small, but welcoming campus. The art department is unorganized and frustrating to work with, but the teachers are great and passionate about their subjects. The agricultural department on campus is outstanding in every form. Las Cruces is a small town, but full of friendly people and very welcoming to its college population. NMSU is not a school you attend for great sporting events.

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Degree: Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2007

NMSU was an awesome experience and I feel like it prepared me for my future career.

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Degree: Child Development
Graduation Year: 1995

Although NMSU has a reputation as a party school, and I did my share of that, the academics were rigorous. NMSU is not as prestigious as places like Carnegie Mellon, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rice, or Stanford, but I was taught by people who got their degrees from all those places. When I went into a PhD program, I was way ahead of my peers, even those with bachelor's degrees from much more prestigious institutions. It wasn't that I was smart, it was that I had been rigorously taught by faculty determined to match the best standards of the universities they had come from. Of course this was 20 years ago and the place has changed quite a bit, but for the money NMSU remains one of the best values in the US. I was stuck there because I was a NM resident and couldn't afford to go out of state, but in retrospect I'm glad I was. If I had gone to UCLA or Columbia or any of the other schools I wanted to go to, I never would have had the opportunity to interact with professors the way I did at NMSU. I learned that lesson when I did a post-doc at a prestigious research university and discovered that even at the post-doc level those high and mighty famous professors find interacting with the peons to be a waste of precious reputation-building time. Most of them barely interacted with their own graduate students, much less undergrads. At NMSU I regularly talked with professors about my interests, and most of them were encouraging, even though I was a less than stellar student at the time.

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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2013

New Mexico State is a great college - it became the perfect match for me and I have never regretted my decision to attend school there. My situation allowed me to experience being a student, and a part of NCAA Athletics, Greek Life at different times. I had the overall experience at NMSU. First of all, my experience in the College of Education was unparalleled to any other experience I could have had. I began practicum opportunities my freshman year which is not always an option at other schools. Furthermore, being so close to the Mexico border and El Paso, Texas, there were many chances to experience multicultural education. Particularly, as a junior, you can apply for a program called MOVEMOS through the College of Education. This program allows two semesters of in-classroom experience prior to your final semester of official student teaching. This is unheard of at most (if not all) schools. Ultimately, if you are looking into education for a degree, NMSU provides their education majors extremely unique and beneficial opportunities far beyond a typical education degree. I believe New Mexico State's education program, as well as MOVEMOS, allowed me to be extremely competitive in the job market. I believe that many majors at New Mexico State offer unique practicum and real-life experiences as well. There is also a Professional Golf Management degree which is well spoken-of and brings students in from all over the nation. NMSU's Greek Life was also a great opportunity for me. I will say that Greek Life here is extremely casual and the Greek population does not dominate the campus. There are many sororities and fraternities to look into - all of them being different and unique in their own ways. I loved my time in my organization and the friends I made will last a lifetime. The first reason that I became interested in NMSU is I was offered an opportunity to play for one of their 17 NCAA Teams. My experience with my coach, team, and athletics in general was great. The trainers and academics staff were also wonderful. Most of our sports do pretty well in conference standings and we have been ranked high in terms of academic achievement as well. Tailgating for football is big for alumni but not necessarily students themselves. I think that the state of New Mexico itself scares people off - don't be fooled. Las Cruces is a great city filled with wonderful people and fantastic food. It has a small college town feel but it is also very agricultural and is home to many farms. Sports are a big deal in Las Cruces, but not just at the university level. In fact, one of the high school rivalries, Las Cruces High vs, Mayfield High has been ranked 2nd in the nation! If you are interested in a unique school that will provide you with many unique opportunities in both academics and in general, I suggest you check out NMSU. It will be different from any other university experience you could have.

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