New Mexico Tech Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Headquarters for the Very Large Array are on the New Mexico Tech campus
Headquarters for the Very Large Array are on the New Mexico Tech campus. Hajor / Wikimedia Commons

New Mexico Tech Admissions Overview:

New Mexico Tech is a selective school--in 2016, it had an acceptance rate of 23%. Interested students will need to submit an application, along with official high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT. See the chart below for average ranges of scores from accepted students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you are on target for admission to New Mexico Tech. For complete instructions and guidelines, be sure to visit the school's website.

Admissions Data (2016):

New Mexico Tech Description:

Founded in 1889 as the New Mexico School of Mines, the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (aka New Mexico Tech) is today a doctoral degree granting public institution focusing on science and engineering. The campus is located in Socorro, New Mexico, a town in the Rio Grande valley. Albuquerque is a little over an hour to the north. New Mexico Tech wins high marks for its value and the salaries of its graduates. Students can choose from 23 majors, and among undergraduates, mechanical and electrical engineering are the most popular. Academics are supported by a healthy 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels have exceptional research opportunities because of the institute's numerous affiliated science and engineering research centers.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,135 (1,569 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 70% Male / 30% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,891 (in-state); $20,041 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,078 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,942
  • Other Expenses: $4,854
  • Total Cost: $20,765 (in-state); $33,915 (out-of-state)

New Mexico Tech Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 90%
    • Loans: 55%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,628
    • Loans: $4,844

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 49%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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