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New Mexico Tech Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into New Mexico Tech? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 398 out of 1,628 applicants or 24% were admitted making New Mexico Tech a very competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 85% chose to enroll. This indicates that admission to the school is highly desireable and it may be a primary choice for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 512 1,116 1,628
Accepted 102 296 398
Acceptance Rate 20% 27% 24%
Enrolled 82 256 338
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 80% 86% 85%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that New Mexico Tech regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. 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 88 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1045. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1275 out of 1600. 28 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1160 1390
SAT Reading 570 680
SAT Math 590 710
ACT Composite 23 29
ACT English 22 29
ACT Math 24 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >35%
26 to 29 Avg + 24%-35%
23 to 26 Avg - 16%-24%
20 to 23 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 20 Low <10%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1390 and Above Good >35%
1275 to 1390 Avg + 24%-35%
1160 to 1275 Avg - 16%-24%
1045 to 1160 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 1045 Low <10%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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 is not enough to gain admission as New Mexico Tech is a very selective school.

What do these ratings mean?

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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 71 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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