Facts & Stats

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Facts & Stats


Mines by the numbers:

  • 1: The largest collegiate section of the Society of Women Engineers
  • 2: RMAC All-Sports Competition Cup recipients
  • 18: Intercollegiate athletic teams at Mines
  • 30: Average ACT score for entering freshmen
  • 87, 95, 100: Percentages of bachelor's, master's, and PhD graduates who had positive outcomes upon graduation in 2014-15
  • 180: Student organizations on campus
  • 5,794: Degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students
  • $40.6 million: Amount given by donors during fiscal year 2015 
  • $63.8 million: Total research awards in 2015, roughly half funded by non-federal sources
  • $273 million: Total Mines endowment as of June 2015

Cost of Attendance

For the most recent figures, visit Mines Financial Aid.


Undergraduate admissions at Mines is highly selective. More than 13,000 students vie each year for 950 spots in the freshman class. Mines applicants’ average scores include 1320 on the SAT, 30 on the ACT and a 3.8 unweighted GPA.

More than 1,300 graduate students from around the world create a stimulating environment that enriches the Mines educational experience. Modern research facilities including more than 40 specialized centers, a strong interdisciplinary teaching and research focus and low student-to-faculty ratio offer a personalized education and encourage students to investigate problems from real-world perspectives. Mines’ reputation and high admission standards, as well as its alumni network in industry, government and academic institutions, contribute to a high placement rate.


The nexus between the earth, the environment and society’s need to generate and distribute energy in an economic and sustainable way is central to Mines’ specialized mission. Faculty and students at Mines research new frontiers in resource exploration, extraction and processing, renewable energy production and distribution, advanced materials, and environmental impact, mitigation and remediation.

In 2015, research awards totalled more than $63.8 million, with roughly half funded by non-federal sources.

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