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Chances of getting into New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
97%
Admission Difficulty for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into New Mexico Tech and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at New Mexico Tech is 97%.  It ranks #6 in New Mexico for lowest rate of acceptance. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,694 out of 1,754 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 32 percent (SAT 1150/1370 ACT 23/30). New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.71. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The New Mexico Tech application fee is $15 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

New Mexico Tech SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1150-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT 
31%
SAT Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1260

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology?

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology typically prefers applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1040. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. New Mexico Tech ranks #1 in New Mexico and #157 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1370 and Above Good >98%
1260 to 1370 Avg + 97%-98%
1150 to 1260 Avg - 94%-97%
1040 to 1150 Reach 90%-94%
Less than 1040 Low <90%
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New Mexico Tech ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
23-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
87%
ACT Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into New Mexico Tech?

Admission data indicates that New Mexico Tech regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in New Mexico and #238 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 87 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >99%
26 to 30 Avg + 97%-99%
23 to 26 Avg - 95%-97%
20 to 23 Reach 91%-95%
Less than 20 Low <91%
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New Mexico Tech GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.71
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into New Mexico Tech. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology was 3.71 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in New Mexico for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.71 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as New Mexico Tech accepts 97% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 32.6% Good
3.75 to 3.99 18.6% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 17.6% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 13.3% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 9.7% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.9% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.3% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

57% of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 35%
Top 25% of class 57%
Top 50% of class 88%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 773 981 1,754
Accepted 752 942 1,694
Acceptance Rate 97% 96% 97%
Enrolled 85 199 284
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 21% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
147

Applicants have 147 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is $15.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and what student information is used for admission decisions?

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=187967 IPEDS survey data for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

FAQs

Does New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology prefer SAT or ACT?

31% of students submit their SAT scores to New Mexico Tech. 87% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology?

97% of those who apply are granted admission to New Mexico Tech. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1370. 31% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 30. 87% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.