New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech)

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New Mexico Tech can be found in Socorro, NM, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. New Mexico Tech has an enrollment of approximately 1,900 students.

Many of the students admitted to this school had an SAT score within the range of 1170 to 1380, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 23 to 29. We were able to estimate the New Mexico Tech average GPA (3.28 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of 80 percent with 27 percent of applicants deciding to continue on and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall New Mexico Tech Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology was reported as 79.8% in Fall 2020 with over 1,140 applications submitted to New Mexico Tech. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • New Mexico Tech ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • New Mexico Tech Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 23.5%
  • 2017-2018: 21.7%
  • 2018-2019: 23.2%
  • 2019-2020: 79.8%
  • Projected New Mexico Tech Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 42.3%

How Does New Mexico Tech Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is forty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
St John's College66.4%
Fort Lewis College91.4%
Adams State University99.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to New Mexico Tech (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 690
Math590 - 690
Total Score1170 - 1380
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 28
Math24 - 28
Composite Score23 - 29
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