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New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is a public institution that was founded in 1889. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,454, 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 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 20. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,301 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,753 (2011-12).
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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.
|School type||public, coed college|
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 70.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||70.4%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is 11:1, and the school has 58.2 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; Biochemistry; Chemical Engineering; and Civil Engineering, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||23|
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New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,454, with a gender distribution of 67.5 percent male students and 32.5 percent female students. At this school, 53.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 47.0 percent of students live off campus.
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|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 48.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,579.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$5,301 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$15,753 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$6,108 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data