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.
New Mexico Tech Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering54 Graduates
Mining and Petroleum Engineering46 Graduates
Electrical Engineering31 Graduates
Chemical Engineering26 Graduates
Computer Science15 Graduates
Civil Engineering13 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities13 Graduates
Materials Engineering13 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.40 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.42 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
New Mexico Tech Reviews
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.
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.