New Mexico Tech Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of New Mexico Tech

New Mexico Tech is situated in Socorro, New Mexico, a town in the Rio Grande valley. Students can select from 23 majors, and among undergraduates, mechanical and electrical engineering is the most popular. Academics are backed by a healthy 8 to 1 student/faculty ratio. Students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels have exceptional research opportunities because of their numerous associated science and engineering research centers. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,895 (1,412 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 70% Male/30% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,156 (in-state); $23,524 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,130
  • Room and Board: $8,624
  • Other Expenses: $5,000
  • Total Cost: $22,910 (in-state); $38,278 (out-of-state)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 62%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,627
    • Loans: $6,712

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Mechanical Engineering; Petroleum Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Computer and Information Sciences, General; and Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 24%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 56%

Overview of New Mexico Tech Admissions

New Mexico Tech is a selective school–in 2019, it had an acceptance rate of 23%. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data             

  • New Mexico Tech Acceptance Rate: 23%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 590/690
    • SAT Math: 620/710
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 23/29
    • ACT English: 23/28
    • ACT Math: 23/29

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for New Mexico Tech, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If New Mexico Tech is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of Cincinnati, Penn State University Park, United States Military Academy, Texas Christian University, Hofstra University, Auburn University, Temple University

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for New Mexico Tech, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Stony Brook University, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Connecticut, University of California, Irvine, Rochester Institute of Technology, American University, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than New Mexico Tech. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

University of Michigan, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York University, Boston University, Boston College, Villanova University, Binghamton University

Applying to New Mexico Tech

Application Deadline: August 1

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