Students Say

Central Connecticut State University is a small, "affordable" school that offers students lots of strong majors and plenty of support. A music major says the school provides "An intense but nurturing environment that fosters intellectualism, culture, and independence in its students." Education, criminology, nursing, and psychology are popular and well-respected programs.

Overview

Applicants
1,003
Acceptance Rate
36%
Average HS GPA
3.64

GPA Breakdown

42%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
570 - 670
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 29

Deadlines


Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

Central Connecticut State University is a small, "affordable" school that offers students lots of strong majors and plenty of support. A music major says the school provides "An intense but nurturing environment that fosters intellectualism, culture, and independence in its students." Education, criminology, nursing, and psychology are popular and well-respected programs. Students say the school requires "hard work and dedication" and that they're there "to become the best, most qualified person you can be." Professors are a little hit-and-miss, but most are "great," and "very avid about their particular fields of study, which makes it easy to understand and do well in their classes." "Most have many years of experience in their field and are accessible outside the classroom" and "truly go above and beyond to help their students succeed and move forward." "The school could stand to improve in the advising area," and it also should increase the availability of certain classes. One student reports, "Most students who go to CCSU are here for five years instead of four because they are unable to get into required classes because they fill up so quickly, and there aren't enough sections open."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
154
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
22%
Graduate in 5 years
41%
Graduate in 6 years
45%

Majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business/Commerce, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Technology

  • Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Technical and Business Writing

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Terminal Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
22%
Graduate in 5 years
41%
Graduate in 6 years
45%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bang For Your Buck

New Mexico Tech offers outstanding preparation in science, engineering, and technology related fields. Undergrads may have opportunities to assist professors with research projects; there are also many opportunities to gain experience while working on campus. With only 1400 total students, and just more than 300 freshmen becoming a part of the Institute every year, the school is able to provide an excellent faculty-to-student ratio of 11:1. This allows close relationships with professors, enabling students to make the most of time spent in the classroom. And fortunately for all undergrads, 99 percent of Tech’s full-time faculty has earned doctoral degrees. All of these points certainly help lead to the following fact: the annual salary of NMT graduates ranks in the top 15 percent of more than 599 universities in the nation. New Mexico Institute tries to stay ahead of the curve in many ways; for instance, The Institute for Complex Additive Systems Analysis (ICASA) opened in the late 1990s to study, research and combat cyberterrorism and computer-based crime.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,005

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,509

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,151

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$20,944

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
43%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,298
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,226
Required Fees
$958
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,066

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$3,202

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

Central Connecticut State University has a large population of commuter students and students who are working/helping put themselves through school. "Commuters and students who live on campus are very segregated from one another," which "makes it difficult for people…of certain groups to associate with different types of people." It can sometimes feel like "people come to campus to take classes and leave." Students say that hanging out in the student center or joining a club are the best ways to overcome this problem. "Cliques exist," but "most people find a group they fit in with." "It's easy to talk to any person you're in class with," and most students are "fun, outgoing," and "ready to help you find your way," if you ask.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,633
Out of State

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented

Demographics

2.98%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
2.92%
Asian
2.35%
African-American
28.98%
Hispanic
57.83%
Caucasian
3.49%
International

30% female
70% male
88% are full time
12% are part time

Overview

Students Say

The large number of commuter students means that campus life can be a little lacking, but the school is working at "integrating commuter students or encouraging them to move on campus." There is an "awesome student center," but one criminology student says, "It almost seems as if there is a lack of on-campus activities for residents." "College is all of what you make it," a student counters. "Find the right group to hang out with and you might not go home until Thanksgiving, even if you live two towns over." "Getting involved on campus with clubs or Greek life will help with your experience here." Contrary to what you might here, "the food is not disgusting." "The food isn't mom's home-cooked meals, but you aren't going to starve." Central Connecticut State University might have some limitations, but students say it "grows every day in diversity, academics, improving student life—for residents and commuters—and [in] maintaining traditions."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
50%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Laurie Tacheny Borden

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational Evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
Other


Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: www.nmt.edu/~quasar/

Minority Support Groups

Sustainability


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
9

Average Number of PC's per Lab
190

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mike Kloeppel
Director of Admission

Address
Admission Office
Campus Station
Socorro, NM 87801

Phone
575-835-5424

Email
admission@admin.nmt.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Fidel Student Center
Skeen Library
Workman Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Socorro Springs Brewpub
Very Large Array Radio Telescopes
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refu
Manzanares Street Coffeehouse

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times:
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The nearest airport to New Mexico Tech is Albuquerque International Sunport. This is served by most major airlines and car rental companies. New Mexico Tech is approximately 72 miles south of the airport, on I-25.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-25, take exit 150 From the exit ramp, head south on California Street (Socorro's main street). After approximately 0.3 mile, turn right on Bullock Ave. Head west (toward "M" Mountain). Go straight at the first stop sign. At the second stop sign, turn left. The Campus is on your right.