New Mexico State University
4th period English l
Valerie Contreras
Criminal Justice

NMSU was founded in 1888 as Las Cruces College. Was officially opened on January 21, 1890. During its first full academic year, the college became known as the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, the first degree-granting institution in the Territory.That first semester there were 35 students in the college level and preparatory classes and six faculty members.Today New Mexico State University sits on a 900-acre campus and enrolls 16,428 students from all 50 states and from 71 nations. Regular faculty members number 694 and staff, 3,113.


You must know when you plan to start the semester,what campus to enroll and what degree plan to get. Must have personal information as social security, military service, citizenship and residency. Application will need high school information plus graduation date,contact to parent or guardian SAT or ACT scores.

Campus Life

NMSU has traditional residence halls, apartment communities, and family housing. Choose between 7 different housing options.Tao's Restaurant offers all of your favorites, including  deli sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads in addition to international entrees and vegetarian selections. Multiple sports including soccer, basketball, wrestling, football, volleyball, softball and baseball.

Career and Salary

I would like to study Criminal Justice because it always caught my interest. Criminal Justice has to do with systems for dealing with crime, specifically detection of crime, detaining of criminals, and criminal prosecution and punishment but its not the only field i want to study. Salaries vary from state to state but forensic scientists may eventually earn annual salaries between $35,000 and $50,000.

Letter of Intent


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