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New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Socorro, New Mexico, United States
New Mexico Tech aspires to be a preeminent community of scholars dedicated to research, education, and innovation – advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – to meet the challenges of tomorrow. We will drive innovation and education through transdisciplinary collaborations. 

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In 1889, Socorro was a mining boom town, wild, raucous, and, at a population of about 4500, one of the largest towns in New Mexico. The Territorial Legislature, wanting to boost New Mexico's economy, decided to found a School of Mines to train young mining engineers, and Socorro was the ideal location. Silver and lead ores taken from the nearby Magdalena Mountains were processed at the smelter owned by German immigrant Gustav Billings, and the new School of Mines would allow young mining engineers to train near the eventual site of their work.


From day one at New Mexico Tech our students, or Techies, are exposed to hands-on research, critical-thinking, and an entrepreneurial spirit as part of their voyage of inquiry, inspiration and innovation. 


New Mexico Tech has jokingly been called a research institution that happens to have a university. In reality, it’s not far from the truth. However, the vast majority of research projects have a strong student component. Nearly all professors in every academic department maintain active research projects that involve undergraduate students. New Mexico Tech recognizes the importance of research projects to prepare all students for their career.

Research Divisions:

  • Petroleum Research and Recovery Center
  • Energetic Materials Research Testing Center (EMRTC)
  • Institute for Complex Additive Systems Analysis (ICASA)
  • National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR)
  • National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI)
  • Langmuir Laboratory for Atmospheric Research


Career Services provides career counseling; resume, cover letter, and interviewing skills assistance; and listings of permanent, temporary, on‐campus, internship, fellowship, and research positions. Career Services is responsible for Career Fairs, the Cooperative Education program, maintaining placement records, sponsoring workshops on aspects of graduate school and job search processes, and providing assistance to employers, including scheduling information sessions and on‐campus interviews. Our mission at Career Services is to offer our diverse student population services that will enable them to be successful in finding and keeping an internship, co-op or job offer. 


Student services

  • Student Affairs Office
  • Academic Affairs Office
  • Student Health Center
  • Counseling and Disability Services
  • Campus Dining
  • Career Services
  • Office of the Registrar
  • NMT Children's Center
  • NMT Campus Police
  • NMT Behavioral Intervention Team
  • Office of Student Learning
  • Information Technology and Communications
  • Student Accounts

Housing services

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology offers two tipes of accommodation. The first one is living on Residence Hall on campus, which  come in many types, styles, cost, amenities and locations and the second one is the Student Apartments that  has different apartment options for students, student families, and graduates. Apartments range from on-campus to near campus in various options.

Library services

New Mexico Tech holds more than 600,000 books, periodicals, government publications, microforms, maps, videos, audio disks, and computer files in its 54,000 square foot, three-story building on the northeast corner of the campus. The library serves the research and study needs of students and faculty, and its collection reflects the specialized research interests of the Tech community. The library is open 94 hours each week during regular semesters, and it contains study rooms and a café with a coffee bar.

ICT services

ITC provides wireless internet access to all current students--those who have registered for classes during the current semester--and staff/faculty. 

ITC offers software and computer repair services (PCR) for any non-personal, Tech-owned machine. ITC provides campus licensing for some commonly-used software, including Adobe and Microsoft products.

This site provides general information about a variety of Google services and apps that your NMT Google account can access.

Medical services

The Health Center is located in Joseph A. Fidel center 1st floor enter through the NW side of the building. Services:

  • Services for dependents (of enrolled students)
  • Physical examinations
  • Routine examinations
  • Cultures and lab work
  • STD consultations and treatment
  • TB test
  • Some vaccinations
  • Asthma treatment
  • Family planning
  • Referrals to specialist
  • Prescriptions

Student Life

Campus life

Located in the colorful and historic Rio Grande valley, New Mexico Tech has a beautifully-landscaped green campus and an adjacent 18-hole championship golf course.

Sports facilities

The Intercollegiate Sports Club program shares in the educational mission of the university by offering opportunities to experience interpersonal growth, social development, and to improve physical and mental health for student athletes.

The Gym is comprised of two large multipurpose gymnasiums, a weight and fitness room, a bouldering wall, two racquetball courts, and one squash court. Additional recreational areas include a large, multi-use athletic field, tennis courts, and a sand volleyball court.

Student clubs

  • Aditi Natesa: Belly Dance and Drums
  • Adventurers Guild 
  • Alpha Sigma Kappa (ASK)
  • American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE)
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (AAPG-SEG)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Astronomy Club
  • Ballroom Dance Club
  • Billiards
  • Bronies
  • Cereal Club
  • Cooney Mining Club
  • Dog Pile Movie Club


New Mexico Tech is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools as a doctoral degree-granting university. Its credits are accepted by leading colleges and universities throughout the United States. It is approved by the Attorney General of the United States for the attendance of non-immigrant students, by the United States Department for Exchange Visitor Program P-I-1282, and by the Veteran's Approval Division of the Office of Military Affairs for attendance by students entitled to veteran's benefits.

Socorro, New Mexico, United States

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