The beautiful city of Las Cruces is home to New Mexico State University. Las Cruces is situated in the Chihuahuan desert, and sits below the magnificent Organ Mountains. The climate is excellent year-round, and highly conducive to outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include hiking, skiing in the mountain towns of Ruidoso and Cloudcroft, historic Old Mesilla, White Sands National Monument, water sports at Elephant Butte State Park, and many others. Las Cruces has a strong agricultural industry, with pecan trees and colorful fields of chile spotting the Mesilla Valley. Come visit NMSU!