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.
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.
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NMT Residential Life strives to complement the educational and service goals of New Mexico Tech by promoting personal growth and social awareness while enhancing student learning. Joining with students, we strive to create safe and supportive opportunities for the development of interpersonal and leadership skills in a residential environment.
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 Health Center is located in Joseph A. Fidel center 1st floor enter through the NW side of the building. Services:
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.
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.
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.
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