About New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Founded in 1889, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. is a Public college. Located in New Mexico, which is a city setting in New Mexico, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,569 full time undergraduate students, and 566 full time graduate students.

The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 135 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate23%
Application Deadline
Application Fee15
SAT Range1110-1350
ACT Range23-29

Admissions at NMT are considered Most Selective, with ,9% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 18 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

91% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 63% were in the top quarter, and 35% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

7%
“We”re apathetic”
60%
“We know about current events and vote”
33%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
40%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
60%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
80%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
20%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
60%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
7%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
93%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
60%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
40%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
20%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
7%
“We”re apathetic”
60%
“We know about current events and vote”
33%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
40%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
60%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
80%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
20%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
60%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
33%
“They keep regular office hours”
67%
“They”re always available”
7%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
93%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
60%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
40%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
20%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    36 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    29 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    37 Students rated campus food 2.5 stars. 3 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    37 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    37 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    37 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    37 Students rated local services 3.3 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    37 Students rated academics 4.8 stars. 86 % gave the school a 5.0.

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology?

18 Students rated New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Shemariah - 05/05/2021

New Mexico Tech is an interesting university. It's rather small, but that's nice because you get used to the campus pretty quickly. The professors vary in helpfulness, but that's typical. The staff are quite helpful honestly, and are always happy to help. I don't know all that much about on-campus housing, but once again, I think it's typical for any campus. New Mexico Tech has a safe environment and is comparatively nice for a university.

luke - 03/03/2021

New Mexico tech is affordable, but it is very hard to get help at NMT. The OSL only existas online and tutors are hard to communicate with. The library is closed and getting studying resources required filling out online forums and takes days. Students have to support each other because online classes are extremely difficult to learn from. Most of the staff chooses to work from home which means that any forms that need their signature take days to be completed. The food is overpriced and if you live on campus (required for freshman) meal plans are required. I did the math and with the cheapest meal plan, students pay more than $11 per meal. The scholarships are very helpful and easy to understand. NMT also charges students for services that are no longer available. Even if you are lucky enough to become enrolled in an in person class. The teacher can at any time decide to go online and stop going in person. In one instance. I enrolled in an in person class and when I showed up on the first day, the class ended up being an online class projected on the board for everyone to see.

Brandon - 12/20/2019

For the price and quality of education, there is not a better college in New Mexico to rival New Mexico Tech. All the students and professors are active, and Tech is serious in its efforts to help students get internships, scholarships, good grades, and jobs. There are numerous opportunities for students to develop professionally and get involved socially in the community, in clubs, or with friends. The campus is small and very beautiful; if you plan on visiting, go during the Spring semester on one of their research or other prospective-student days. You could get across campus in 8 minutes at a brisk pace. Granted, some students and people will say Socorro is boring and small, but it's because they make the choice to let it be boring and small. If you are not studying or writing lab reports, get out and explore!

Kanisha - 06/20/2019

My overall opinion of New Mexico Tech is that is it a great academic school. Everything you need to study is on campus and available almost all day. The people that work at New Mexico Tech are very friendly. The environment at the school is very secure and even has their own police station on campus. There are services available when someone is in need of help. This school is very helpful and has a lot of good characteristics to it.

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is 23%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I seemed to me that the studnets always had to make the best of where they were. If you set out not to like the choice you can afford then you won't. However, Don't be afaird to look at a couple of choices. Transfering can be tough, and it would be better to be relativly comfortable in your choice before making one.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    As the school only offers degrees in engineering and science fields, the diversity of personalities and points of view can sometimes be a little limited. This can be a problem if you want to socialize with people who are working in a completely unrelated field, which would be a nice change after having such demanding classes all the time.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The school is smaller than most.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    This school is best siuted fora student looking for a small communitiy in which to focus on academics. There is little school planned social interaction and a large number of the students leave campus every weekend. The school receive a large amount of funding for national research projects and has some of the best professors in their fields.

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  6. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    New Mexico Tech is known for science and technology curriculums, especially engineering and physical sciences. The NRAO or National Radio Astronomy Observatory is located here, as well as EMRTC, or the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center.

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Lazy people, drug users, heavy heavy drinkers, non-socialites

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  8. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The buracracy with financial aid and the registration offices.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    nothing is too far out of the way, from dorms, classes, stores, recreational facilities, and just places to stroll and hike.

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  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known the general degree requirements. I wish I had known that there isn't as much help from the administrative side of the school once you are actually attending the school. I wish I had known that there really as much financial aid as they like to make it seem like there is.

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  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school is small, but not so small that you know EVERYBODY on campus and it's challenging.

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  12. Describe the students at your school.

    Students enjoy studying individually but many, especially in upper level classes, enjoy large homework/study groups. The majority of students are white but a variety of other ethnicities are present as well. Both straight and gay people are present and there are a number of religions, although many seem to be spiritual without a specific religion. Usually your classmates and roommates make up your immediate friends. Most of your classmates in your major-related classes will be in your same classes throughout your four years as an undergraduate. There are many more males than females and classes follow this pattern.

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  13. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Students at NMT are mostly seen as nerds. And this is a pretty accurate view. Even the popular kids are nerds at heart.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

30%

female

70%

male

1,569

Total Undergrad Enrollment

566

Total Grad Students

11%

Out-Of-State

87%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

65

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

37%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
31%
% White or Caucasian
52%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

93% of students attending New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology receive some sort of financial aid. 30% were awarded federal grants. While 52% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$20,041

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,078

Books and Supplies

$7,942

Room and Board

29,061

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,801
$30 - $48K
$10,740
$48 - $75K
$13,756
$75 - $110K
$15,278
$110K & UP
$15,160

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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