Thanks for taking a look at New Mexico Highlands! If you’re investigating universities, we know your future has already begun. You have a passion, a dream, an idea. The way we see it, you choose a college to help take your passion and accelerate it into a career and a fulfilling life path. At Highlands, we are committed to doing exactly that. Our students and alumni consistently rate Highlands University #1 in New Mexico for student satisfaction. Why? Personal Attention – Highlands features a 12:1 student – faculty ratio, unique for a public university. We hire the best professors who care about your goals and get to know you by name. Environment – our small student population (2,400) and historic rural desert mountain locale create a balanced setting that allows you to focus on your pursuits, easily form friendships and collaborations, and do what you’ve set out to do without the distractions and stress of a high-volume institution. Highlands University’s main campus is nestled against the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the historic city of Las Vegas, New Mexico and statewide centers are located throughout the state of New Mexico. Attainable – Highlands offers the most affordable four-year tuition in the Western United States, topping the list as one of the most affordable public universities in the United States, according to US News & World Report. Have you decided you want to attend Highlands, and need to sign up for Orientation? Click here! About Highlands Highlands University is a state-supported institution established in 1893 and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of disciplines. Highlands is known for its multiethnic student body, small classes, research activities, student and faculty achievements, affordability and opportunities for students to combine study with real-world experience. First-Year Experience Learning Communities As a Highlands freshman, you will make friends and have fun in the First-Year Experience Learning Communities! Learning communities link classes that you need so you get started right away and make connections. A variety of learning communities are available to fit your interests! Learn more about the First-Year Experience Learning Communities here! Learn more about Highlands today by calling 800-338-6648, or simply complete and submit the Contact Us form at the side.