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Your chances of getting into New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

74.4%
Admission Difficulty for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at New Mexico Tech is 74.4%.  Its admission rate is the 4th lowest in New Mexico.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into New Mexico Tech and can you get accepted?

New Mexico Tech is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 908 out of the 1,220 who applied were admitted.

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.63. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into New Mexico Tech?

74% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.63 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1220 on the SAT
  • Score 26 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

New Mexico Tech GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.63*

Typical High School Grades 

B+

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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into New Mexico Tech are to have around a 3.63 high school GPA. You are required to have very good grades in high school.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as New Mexico Tech accepts 74% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at New Mexico Tech is 3.63 on the 4.0 scale. 48% of students who get in have perfect 4.0 GPA's in high school. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #2 in New Mexico for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since New Mexico Tech is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.6 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 48.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 17.0% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 7.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 8.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 1.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.63 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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New Mexico Tech SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1110-1320

Applicants Submitting SAT 

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SAT Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 550
Math 25th Percentile 560
Composite 25th Percentile 1110
SAT Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 660
Math 75th Percentile 660
Composite 75th Percentile 1320
Average SAT Score 1220

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at New Mexico Tech is 1220 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1110-1320. Students who get into New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology score in the top 39 percent of all SAT test takers..  New Mexico Tech ranks #2 in the state of New Mexico for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1220 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. New Mexico Tech regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1110 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1110, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1000, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1220 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1215, you have around a 74% chance of being admitted. A 1320 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 84% chance of getting in.

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1320 and Above Good >84%
1215 to 1320 Avg + 74%-84%
1110 to 1215 Avg - 60%-74%
1005 to 1110 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 1005 Low <44%
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New Mexico Tech ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

23-29 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

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ACT Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 22
Math 25th Percentile 23
Composite 25th Percentile 23
ACT Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 28
Math 75th Percentile 29
Composite 75th Percentile 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to New Mexico Tech is 26, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 23 and 29.  The school ranks #2 in New Mexico for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 26. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 23 and score in the score in the top 32 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 20.

0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into New Mexico Tech for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 26 score has around 74% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 84% with a 29 ACT score.

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >84%
26 to 29 Avg + 74%-84%
23 to 26 Avg - 60%-74%
20 to 23 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 20 Low <44%
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High School Class Rank

59% of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 30% are in the top ten percent.

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 30%
Top 25% of class 59%
Top 50% of class 86%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 432 788 1,220
Accepted 314 594 908
Acceptance Rate 73% 75% 74%
Enrolled 70 231 301
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 39% 33%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

107

Applicants have 107 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

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 Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because New Mexico Tech is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.63 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1220 on the SAT and 26 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

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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

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

74% of those who apply are granted admission to New Mexico Tech. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult 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 1110 and 1320. The average SAT score is 1215. 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 29. The average ACT score is 26. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.