New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology: Narrative Description

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801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801
Tel: (505)835-5011; 800-428-TECH; Admissions: (505)835-5424; Fax: (505)835-5989; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, university, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 320-acre small town campus with easy access to Albuquerque. Endowment: $20.4 million. Research spending 2002-03: $25.1 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $3424 per student. Total enrollment: 1,798. Faculty: 148 (121 full-time, 27 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 363 applied, 98% were admitted. 37% from top 10% of their high school class, 59% from top quarter, 88% from top half. Full-time: 1,091 students, 25% women, 75% men. Part-time: 274 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 14 other countries, 16% from out-of-state, 3% Native American, 19% Hispanic, 1% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 11% 25 or older, 49% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 72% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; physical sciences; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $2156 full-time, $89.82 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8677 full-time, $361.54 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $924 full-time, $26.92 per credit hour part-time, $107.32 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $4200. College room only: $1850. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 55 open to all. Most popular organizations: Search and Rescue, Society for Creative Anachronism, Amateur Astronomers, Ski Club. Major annual events: 49'ers, Spring Fling, International Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 644 college housing spaces available. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. New Mexico Tech Library plus 1 other with 318,429 books, 214,665 microform titles, 833 serials, 2,410 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.1 million. 225 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Located 75 miles south of Albuquerque, Socorro (Spanish meaning "help") is in the valley of the Rio Grande. Socorro is the county seat of Socorro County and relies primarily on a service economy and serves a trade territory encompassing both Socorro and Catron Counties. The town draws trade and population from those who work at Stallion Site on the northern end of the White Sands Missile Range, and at the Very Large Array (VLA), the largest radio telescope complex in the world, located on the San Augustin Plains, about 50 miles west of Socorro. The Tech campus provides facilities for golf, tennis, and swimming. The surrounding area provides mountain biking, hiking, and fishing. The town also supports an improving public school system, a general hospital, and 14 churches. Opportunities for part-time employment on the Tech campus are excellent.

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