New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Socorro, NM, USA

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New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
3.71 Average Rating

Andres from Socorro, NM

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The answer Is definitely. This school is Strongly thrives on the academic status of its students, so of course they provide the tools and resources for student success. the classes are not as big as a regular college I am only a second semester freshman here and I have already learned that my biggest class will be about 100-125 students. Because of the smaller classes the professors get to know the students better and they are always happy to speak with a student one on one.
Am enjoying being here
Yes, I grew up in Denver, Colorado, so at first the move to Socorro, New Mexico was hard. Socorro is an extremely different environment from a big city but there are many activities besides school that help keep many busy. For example, I am a huge work out buff being that i played football in high school so i often use the work out facilities here, which are phenomenal. In addition to my work out schedule I have also picked up rock climbing/ bouldering since i began attending NMT.
Bang for the buck
academicallly speaking NMT is Constantly setting the bar higher and higher, no education goes to waste here. However, even though there are many social students at NMT and there are many ways to have fun, tech is not a party school at all but the drive to be at such a renown college keeps many students here and we still find many other , more creative ways to have fun.
Tips for prospective students
Study habits/ strategies are crucial! Many Students come into NMT thinking that they can get buy on the study habits and strategies from high school when in fact the work is a lot more vigorous in college, and that goes for any college or university.
1) Study 2-3 hours four every credit hour you attempt
2) Find out whether you study better alone or in a group setting and apply your strengths
3)find a tutor immediately if you are struggling. otherwise you will fall way behind.
I myself, was actually one of these many students and now I am reforming my study schedule to accommodate for college, I just wish I would have made the decision before my first semester.
Great for these types of students
Ambitious, enduring, strong charactered, determined, charismatic students
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Elizabeth from Socorro, NM

accepted here and planning to attend soon
6 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
It depends on the teachers. I am lucky in that I have gotten to know several Tech students already and they have given me advice on which Professors to try to get and which ones to avoid. I would learn this anyway in a few years but I am glad my first semester there will be less hazardous in this respect.
Will enjoy being here
I am already familiar with the campus and many of its students and I LOVE it.
Bang for the buck
Tech is cheap compared to the other schools in the state. I think Tech's tuition and everything are reasonable. Except for their dorms. There is very limited housing in the way of dorms so they are expensive because of all the competition. However, the Socorro real estate rental market has adapted to this need and renting is a good option here.
Tips for prospective students
Talk to upper-classmen. Somehow. Not the other incoming Freshmen, unless they're really familiar with the school already. Ask about which classes to take and which ones not to take.
Great for these types of students
NERDS. OMG Tech is Nerd Central. There are dances and clubs and a nice gym and social meeting places, but underneath it all, Tech is a very geeky/nerdy school. Just be warned. Be prepared to deal with it. If you are, you'll be fine. If you aren't, you may feel very alienated. Or very at home!
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Erik from Puyallup, WA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
6 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
They have a 99% Phd professor rate. That means that 99% of the hired professors have Phd's. This is a better rate than the prestigeous schools like MIT
Will enjoy being here
The school is in a VERY rural community about an hour south of a large city and 45 minutes from a smaller city. The town has a 9000 population, so it is very small, one must consider this.
Bang for the buck
In-state tuituon is very inexpensive but even out of state tuition is only 18000. Though this is a lot it is half of what some schools charge for out of state.
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alexander from albuquerque, nm

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
nmt is a place for students who want to work hard. it is very affordable and provides an excellent education.
Tips for prospective students
be prepared to work hard. study ahead of your classes. try to live and eat off campus.
Academic Rigor
the courses are extremely demanding. you will spend most of your time studying or doing homework. nmt has a very high attrition rate.
Dorm Life
the dorms are in a state of disrepair and residential live is very difficult to deal with. res life has a habit of giving tours to occupied rooms without getting resident's consent or even knocking. if you have anything you need them to do, they will stall you and waste your time until you leave them alone or contact university administrators.
Food and Dining
chartwells is the only place to eat within walking distance. it isn't very good. you will need a strong stomach.
What to do for fun
there are bike trails and a golf course.
Bang for the buck
best deal in the country. tuition is extremely low.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
there is a cave at the north end of the golf course. it is very difficult to find.
Great for these types of students
intelligent hardworking people who like to stay busy.
Clubs and Activities
there is a club for everything from physics to waffles.
Greek Life
none to speak of.
Campus Safety
it is extremely safe.
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Quintessa from Socorro, NM

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
New Mexico Tech is wildly underrated by prospective students.It's so small that opportunities are abundant. Classes are excellent.
Tips for prospective students
Take your high school GPA and testing very seriously, because financial aid is based on those two facets, alone.
Academic Rigor
Tech is excellently challenging! For anyone wanting to pursue science or engineering, Tech is absolutely a wonderful choice to learn a lot, and get research experience under your belt.
Dorm Life
My experience in the dorms has been amazing, and compared to other schools, room and board expenses are nonexistent!
Food and Dining
I'll admit that the food starts to taste not-so-good after a little while. Still, there are healthy choices and a pretty good variety, and the servers are very kind and know me by name.
What to do for fun
I recommend joining a club and participating on campus as much as possible!
Bang for the buck
New Mexico Tech is SO cheap, but a GREAT SCHOOL! I know so many students who don't even have to go in debt to attend, and graduate with a bachelors, making above $70,000 starting salary.
Great for these types of students
Almost everyone. I have met students of every walk of life, and I have yet to hear anyone say that they are actually not happy here.
Clubs and Activities
There's a pretty wide variety of clubs and on-campus activity.
Greek Life
We have one fraternity and one sorority, both of which are pretty mild. They are very friendly, and it's easy to join.
Campus Safety
Campus Police are there in a second if you need them--but no one ever does!
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Steven

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Tech is a great place for those who want a good education. You have to be a special kind of person to go here though. You have to be dedicated and enjoy small towns.
Tips for prospective students
Don't come here hoping to live it up in a college town. Socorro leaves you wanting more. Though the professors are all great and want to get to know you. Visit them in their office hours and build connections.
Academic Rigor
It can be super tough, but there's always someone to help if you need it.
Dorm Life
I've lived in south hall for the last few semesters. It's ok, but make sure you get to know your roommate and suite mates!
Food and Dining
On campus food could be better, but there's a few restaurant around that are good. I recommend El Camino!
What to do for fun
Hang out with people. Join some clubs. There are clubs for everyone here.
Bang for the buck
Pretty cheap.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is an opportunity to Paint the M. During the fall students race up the mountain with bags of paint to redo the big M on the side.
Great for these types of students
You should probably be some kind of nerdy person to go here. Everyone is some definition of it. Also the town itself isn't huge, so you have to be the kind of person to make your own fun.
Clubs and Activities
Clubs for all kinds.
Campus Safety
There are constant campus police cars driving around the small campus.
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Marc from Socorro, NM

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
New Mexico Tech is a very good School, and has one of the most difficult curriculum I've seen. However, the reputation of the school with companies across the globe has allowed graduates from this school to easily acquire high paying jobs. So, though the school may be very tough, it is worth it in the end.
Tips for prospective students
If you are planning on going to Tech as an incoming freshman, then prepare to have little to no social life. New Mexico Tech demands lots of work, inside the classroom or out. Also, if you have scholarships earned, then i would suggest taking the bare minimum to maintain scholarships.
Academic Rigor
Very difficult curriculum. Hard to acquire even a 3.5. I finished high school with a 3.8 and finished this semester with a 2.4.
Dorm Life
People are very friendly, and most of them are very helpful if you need help with your classes. RAs are very nice, and helpful if you are new to the college life.
Food and Dining
The Cafeteria is called Chartwells, and it is an all you can eat buffet. They serve all kinds of food there, and on occasion, serve shrimp and steak. there is usually burgers and pizza, and there is also Mexican foods, Chinese foods, and sometimes other cuisines.
What to do for fun
Tech is a serious college, for serious students, in a small town. The campus doesn't normally have student activities, but there are some. once a semester there is a campus rave, and other fun activities. Dorm olympics, eat outs, and other things of this type.
Bang for the buck
The college has a very low cost in comparison for the curriculum.
Campus Safety
Lots of campus safety, and there is very little to no crime on campus.
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Levi

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The learning environment is excellent. There is help whenever you need it. Everyone is very sociable.
Tips for prospective students
Take all the help you can get and don't be afraid to ask for help. Ask questions in class if you do not understand because chances are that you are not the only one with the same questions.
Academic Rigor
It is different for every student here.
Dorm Life
The dorm life here is excellent. Chances are that your roommate will become your first friend on campus.
Food and Dining
The food is good. It is made fresh before every meal.
What to do for fun
There are many things to do for fun. There is a gym, weight room, golf course, rock wall, and many clubs to choose from.
Bang for the buck
It is priced at a very affordable price and you get a great education.
Great for these types of students
techies
Clubs and Activities
All clubs will welcome newcomers with open arms and smiles.
Campus Safety
The safety here is great! If you want great security choose Baca dorm. It is right next to the security office.
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Jon from Albuquerque, NM

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
You will learn a lot if you come to tech and stick it out. Classes here are hard and a lot of students don't make it through the first year, but those that do are the ones who are willing to put the work into college. It is a really small campus so by junior year all the professors in your department will know your name and will take an actual interest in you. So as long as you are willing to put the work in, you will learn a lot. If you are just looking to get by, this probably isn't the place for you.
Am enjoying being here
Socorro is a very small town and there isn't a lot of options for recreation and entertainment beyond the college campus itself. This can be good because it is easier to focus on homework, but after four years Socorro can feel pretty small. An upside is that everyone you know lives five minutes away from you at most so it is really easy to get activities going if you want. Depending on what you like, this could be a great fit for you.
Bang for the buck
The cost of going to tech is really pretty low compared to other colleges. Some people get paid to come here. There aren't a lot of degrees offered so if you aren't sure science and engineering is for you you might look elsewhere, but if you know that's what you want this is a fantastic place to come and not go broke doing it.
Tips for prospective students
Find a group of students in your class who want to work hard and learn. It is incredibly helpful having some support for classes you don't understand everything in, and if you have to explain something to another student you learn it that much better. Also, find a student who is a year ahead of you. They will be able to help you with issues you can't figure out, give you advice on professors, and maybe even let you borrow a text book so you don't spend $800 each semester.
Great for these types of students
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or any other type of nerd.
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Student from Socorro, NM

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Academic excellence is a hallmark of this institution. Essentially all of the professors have PhDs and are experts in their respective fields. If you would like to be the best, you would do well to learn from the best. The academics are rigorous but with help from the professors and New Mexico Tech's Center for Student Success, there is plenty of help to be had if one is struggling with a particular class.
Am enjoying being here
Socorro is a small town, but all the people are friendly. For the most part both students and faculty tend to stay on or near campus so there is a strong sense of community between the entire campus. It's very easy to get involved at NMT; an excellent Student Association supports a wide variety of clubs, both social and athletic.
Bang for the buck
New Mexico Tech is a top-notch institution, one that is world-renowned and valued as one of the best by many. The cost of attending NMT is remarkably low though, pretty close to the lowest in the area for a 4-year program and by far the lowest in the region for the excellent quality of education that you will receive.
Tips for prospective students
I highly recommend NM Tech. There isn't ten thousand students and there aren't parties 24/7 but the education you will receive will carry you to the peak of science and engineering. The classes are hard, but they are completely manageable with a bit of patience and effort. Don't be afraid to join study groups and go in for help if you are struggling. The professors give hard work but not because they want you to fail but rather because they want you to succeed.
Great for these types of students
NM Tech is mainly a science and engineering school. Although, you don't need to be a complete genius at physics to do well and get a quality degree. If you have a real dedication to learning science and engineering, Tech is the place for you. While the academic programs at NMT are mainly focused on science and engineering, there are also a few programs such as Information Technology and Business Management.
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