New Mexico State University is located in the southern New Mexico city of Las Cruces. The population of Las Cruces is approximately 100,000, with 200,000 in Dona Ana County. Las Cruces is located in the Chihuahuan desert, home to many museums and attractions, and famous for the majestic Organ Mountains. In the fertile Mesilla valley, the Rio Grande meanders past shady pecan orchards and colorful chile fields, highlighting the significance of agriculture to the growing local economy. Nearby attractions include White Sands National Monument, mountain towns Cloudcroft and Ruidoso, and numerous scenic hiking trails. Come visit Las Cruces!


NMSU at a glance contains useful information regarding the university.

NMSU is the land-grant university serving New Mexico.



Department of Animal and Range Sciences
New Mexico State University
College of ACES (Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences)
MARC: Minority Access to Research Careers Program
RISE: Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement
HHMI: Howard Hughs Medical Institute
Molecular Biology Graduate Program

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