New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

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2014 Quick Stats
801 Leroy Place

Socorro, NM 87801

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Phone: (505) 835-5424
2013-2014 Tuition
$5,714
in-state
$17,073
out-of-state
Students
1,565
enrolled
70%
male /
30%
female
Admissions
Aug. 1
application deadline
31.1%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#24 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Summary

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is a public institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,565, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 320 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 24. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,714 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,073 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

New Mexico Tech [officially, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology] was originally founded in 1889 as the New Mexico School of Mines. Over the years, our mission has expanded, and we are now an outstanding research university, specializing in areas of science, engineering, and related fields.

Students come to Tech for its outstanding academic reputation, one-to-one mentoring relationship with professors, hands-on laboratory learning experiences, opportunities for on-campus employment in one of our many research facilities or with our research faculty, and beautiful Southwestern setting.

New Mexico Tech is a world leader in many areas of research, including hydrology, astrophysics, atmospheric physics, geophysics, homeland security, information technology, geological sciences, energetic materials engineering, and petroleum recovery.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1889
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $0

Applying

When applying to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is $15. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 31.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 31.1%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is 12:1, and the school has 54.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology include: Mechanical Engineering; Electrical and Electronics Engineering; Mathematics, General; Chemical Engineering; and Petroleum Engineering. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 17%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Mechanical Engineering 20%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 12%
Mathematics, General 8%
Chemical Engineering 7%
Petroleum Engineering 7%

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Student Life

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,565, with a gender distribution of 69.9 percent male students and 30.1 percent female students.

Total enrollment 2,105
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 51 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,046.

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In-state tuition and fees $5,714 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $17,073 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,520 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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