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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
New Mexico Tech is a highly rated public college located in Socorro, New Mexico. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,294 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the New Mexico Tech acceptance rate is 22%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Mining and Petroleum Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Graduating 47% of students, New Mexico Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,500.
About New Mexico Tech...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801
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New Mexico Tech Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
22%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
1190-1390
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$15
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,741/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,883/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,294Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
177
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Smart
    42%
  • Introverted
    37%
  • Interesting
    21%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.40 responses
Poll
55%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Academic
    61%
  • Technical
    28%
  • Research
    6%
  • Underrated
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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Tech is a great school for serious students who want to get an excellent education and aren’t afraid of working hard for it. Tech is a great place for undergrads to have research opportunities and to learn from professors who are active in their fields and often are renowned researchers in their own right. I’ve enjoyed recognition and respect from people for just managing to graduate from Tech, and have been told by LANL managers and other hiring staff that they go for the Techie candidate every chance they get when filling positions. This school is well worth the effort and is affordable, especially since they stack scholarships.
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My experiences may not be very relevant today as I graduated in the 1960s. However, overall, my experiences were good. Enrollment was about 25% of what it is today. Yes, we had our share of very poor instructors who had no business teaching. However, we also had those profs who bent over backwards to help. The cafeteria food was not all that bad back then. Their Mexican food was especially good. Dorms were acceptable. Entertainment? When did we have time? The best and most valuable part of my education were the 4 years I spent as a student research assistant at the New Mexico Bureau of Mines on campus. 90% of what was taught in the classroom had little future use but what was learned as a research assistant proved to be quite useful in later life.
It's a beautiful campus near the mountains of New Mexico. Students are more likely to game on PC's or binge Star Trek between classes, but there is a very supportive and collaborative atmosphere. If you are going to college to learn with some downtime racing through the stars, this is the place.