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Chances of getting into New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
79.8%
Admission Difficulty for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into New Mexico Tech and can I get accepted? The school has a 80% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in New Mexico for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 912 out of 1,143 applicants were admitted making New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

New Mexico Tech SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1170-1380
Applicants Submitting SAT
31%
SAT Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1380
Average SAT Score 1280

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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 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1280 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in New Mexico for highest average SAT composite score. 31 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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
1380 and Above Good >87%
1275 to 1380 Avg + 80%-87%
1170 to 1275 Avg - 70%-80%
1065 to 1170 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 1065 Low <58%
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New Mexico Tech ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
87%
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 28
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 87 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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
29 and Above Good >87%
26 to 29 Avg + 80%-87%
23 to 26 Avg - 70%-80%
20 to 23 Reach 58%-70%
Less than 20 Low <58%
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New Mexico Tech GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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 3.68 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. If your high school grades are above the average 3.68 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as New Mexico Tech accepts 80% of all applicants.

 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 Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 468 675 1,143
Accepted 347 565 912
Acceptance Rate 74% 84% 80%
Enrolled 82 168 250
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 30% 27%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
94

Applicants have 94 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2021.

Admission 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 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.

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?

80% 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 1170 and 1380. 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 29. 87% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.