New Mexico Tech Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very High|
How hard is it to get into New Mexico Tech and can I get accepted? The school has a 22% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in New Mexico for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 328 out of 1,513 applicants were admitted making New Mexico Tech a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 73% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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New Mexico Tech SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT26%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||640|
|SAT Math 25th||620|
|SAT Composite 25th||1260|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||710|
|SAT Math 75th||730|
|SAT Composite 75th||1440|
|Average SAT Score||1350|
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 requires applicants to be in the top 17 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1260 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 1170. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in New Mexico for highest average SAT composite score. 26 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1440 and Above||Good||>32%|
|1350 to 1440||Avg +||22%-32%|
|1260 to 1350||Avg -||14%-22%|
|1170 to 1260||Reach||9%-14%|
|Less than 1170||Low||<9%|
New Mexico Tech ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT91%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||29|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in New Mexico for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>32%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||22%-32%|
|23 to 26||Avg -||14%-22%|
|20 to 23||Reach||9%-14%|
|Less than 20||Low||<9%|
Avg. High School GPA3.68
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology was 3.68 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in New Mexico for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as New Mexico Tech is a very selective school.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||17%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||14%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||7%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||11%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
67% 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||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||40%|
|Top 25% of class||67%|
|Top 50% of class||88%|
|Bottom 50% of class||12%|
|Bottom 25% of class||3%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||70%||75%||73%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply235
Applicants have 235 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to New Mexico Tech before the Aug 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|May 2||May 15|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
26% of students submit their SAT scores to New Mexico Tech. 91% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
22% of those who apply are granted admission to New Mexico Tech. Admission competition is very high and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1260 and 1440. 26% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.