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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."
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.
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Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
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.
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."
Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Campus Visits Contact
Director of Admission
Admission Office Campus Station Socorro, NM 87801
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
Appointment Required: Yes
Average Length: Varies
On Campus Interview
Faculty and Coach Visits
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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays
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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.