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Study at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, also known as NMT or New Mexico Tech, is a technical institute situated in Socorro, N. M. NMT was originally established as the New Mexico School of Mines in 1889. It has expanded to become an exceptional research university, specializing in areas of engineering, science, and related fields. New Mexico Tech is a world leader in many Course Topics including research, including atmospheric physics, hydrology, astrophysics, geophysics, homeland security, energetic materials engineering, and petroleum recovery.

New Mexico Tech boasts an active student life. The athletics department of the college supports many sports teams which participate in intercollegiate sports. The campus hosts many student clubs and organizations including Automotive Racing club, Ballroom Dance Club, and New Mexico Tech Lan Gaming Club.

Profile of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

New Mexico Tech is in Socorro, NM. Socorro is a self-contained town. The school is a public institution. New Mexico Tech issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school offers many Course Topics. Fields of study in vogue at New Mexico Tech include engineering, mathematics, science, and computer science and engineering.

New Mexico Tech Selectivity

Not all applicants to the school are accepted. The top quarter of students at New Mexico Tech scored at least 670 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 570 to 670 in 2007.


The schools' faculty/student ratio of superior to most. The most successful professors at New Mexico Tech are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The the school teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 1, 710 students study at New Mexico Tech .

Student Life

Very few students at the school attend part-time. New Mexico Tech makes housing available to a large share of its students.

New Mexico Tech Tuition and Affordability

In-state students appreciate the low tuition rate.

New Mexico Tech Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Engineering139mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, chemical engineering, engineering mechanics, petroleum engineering, mining and mineral engineering, civil engineering, . . .
Science87biology, physics, chemistry, hydrology and water resources, geology, physical sciences, geochemistry, geophysics
Computer Science and Engineering36computer science, information technology
Liberal Arts21general studies, technical and business writing
Education and Teaching17science teaching
Mathematics17mathematics, applied mathematics
Therapy and Counselling6psychology
Business and Management6business management
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

Contact: New Mexico Tech

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

801 Leroy Place

Socorro, NM 87801

General Phone: (800) 428-8324


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