College Town Living in Las Cruces | NMSU -

Often, when people are considering moving to a new city, they want to live in a college town. Fortunately, Las Cruces is home to New Mexico State University (NMSU) and the Aggies. New Mexico’s land-grant university has been part of the community since 1888.

Living in a college town adds to your quality of life in a multitude of ways. Universities like NMSU attract education professionals to staff the school and students who will bring youth and energy to the community. Of course, there are educational opportunities for people of all ages. Whether you are a traditional student starting college right after high school or a lifelong learner returning for a bachelor’s or graduate degree, you will find a top-quality, affordable university in Las Cruces.

NMSU offers more than 180 undergraduate degree programs and is ranked as a top-tier university by U.S. News & World Report. The university has received high rankings from many other sources, too. Read more here.

NMSU Sports

If you’re a sports fan, you’ll want to get season tickets for Aggie football, basketball, and volleyball games so you can cheer on our teams. As we like to say, “Aggie Up!” The Pan Am Center is home to sports like basketball and volleyball. Did you know that NMSU’s basketball team has more NCAA tournament appearances than any other university in New Mexico? Football fans can tailgate with friends and then attend games at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

NMSU Arts & Culture

Theater and music lovers will appreciate the university’s Center for the Performing Arts and Atkinson Recital Hall, where you can enjoy plays and concerts. NMSU theater arts and music programs make use of these facilities, along with many other community organizations. Touring concerts performed by nationally known artists bring their talents to the Pan Am Center where thousands can enjoy the show. You can find Mannheim Steamroller’s Christmas show at the Pan Am every winter, plus a wide range of country, rock, and other big shows.

NMSU is also home to several museums and art galleries, plus libraries and archives. Whether you’re interested in art, fossils, or bugs, you can find a museum at NMSU to explore. These resources are available to students and the public. Learn more here.

Cooperative Extension

Since NMSU is the state’s land grant college, it is also the base for New Mexico’s Cooperative Extension. This service publishes helpful guides on topics including health, gardening, wildlife, water, horticulture, and even high-altitude baking. If you have a problem with pests or diseases in your garden plants, your Cooperative Extension county agent can offer advice to help with them, too. It offers courses, videos, and much more. Learn more about the wide range of services offered by the Cooperative Extension.

If you want to be a part of our community and New Mexico State University, reach out to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate – Steinborn & Associates. They’ve been helping buyers make the Mesilla Valley their home for more than 53 years. Locally owned, nationally known.

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