Facts & Stats

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Facts & Stats


Mines by the numbers:

  • 1: The national ranking of the Mines student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers
  • 18: Intercollegiate athletic teams at Mines
  • 30: Average ACT score for entering freshmen
  • 38: Research centers on the Mines campus
  • 88, 94, 98: Percentages of bachelor's, master's, and PhD graduates placed upon graduation in 2012-13
  • 170: Student organizations on campus
  • 718: Average GRE quantitative score for graduate students
  • 5,468: Degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students
  • $35.4 million: Amount given by donors during fiscal year 2013 (the most successful fundraising year ever)
  • $62 million: Total research awards received in 2013

Cost of Attendance

For the most recent figures, visit Mines Financial Aid.


Undergraduate admissions at Mines is highly selective. Nearly 13,000 students vie each year for 875 spots in the freshman class. Mines applicants’ average scores include 1330 on the SAT, 30 on the ACT and a 3.8 unweighted GPA.

More than 1,400 graduate students from around the world create a stimulating environment that enriches the Mines educational experience. Modern research facilities including 43 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 2013, Mines received awards totaling more than $62 million, with roughly half funded by non-federal sources.

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