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New Mexico Tech Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

21.7%
Admission Difficulty for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery High

Can I get into New Mexico Tech? The school has a 22% acceptance rate. 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1260-1440
Applicants Submitting SAT
26%
SAT Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1260
SAT Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1440
Estimated Average SAT 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. 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.

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
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%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
ACT Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Estimated Average ACT 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology admission chances by ACT score
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%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.68
Typical High School Grades
B+

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. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as New Mexico Tech is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 50% Good
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

High School Class Rank

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 for admitted New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology students
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%

Admission Statistics

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 557 956 1,513
Accepted 100 228 328
Acceptance Rate 18% 24% 22%
Enrolled 70 170 240
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 70% 75% 73%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
70

Applicants have 70 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2019.

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
Jun 1 Jul 10
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 8 Jun 18
Jul 13 Jul 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and what considerations affect admission decisions?

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Admission 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.