Tuition & Fees

$10,400

$14,560

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

83%

17%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,245
Declined + 231
Total Received 1,476
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Public

2,349

undergraduate students

494

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
  3. Chemical Engineering
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Codes

SAT 6652
ACT 3922

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
33%
500-599
36%
400-499
22%
700-800
14%
600-699
45%
500-599
35%
400-499
6%
700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
36%
400-499
31%
300-399
8%
30-36
24%
24-29
55%
18-23
21%
30-36
21%
24-29
42%
18-23
33%
12-17
4%
30-36
21%
24-29
61%
18-23
17%
12-17
1%
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School Facts

The South Dakota School of Mines, founded in 1885, is a public institution of engineering and related sciences. Its 120-acre campus is located in Rapid City, in southwestern South Dakota.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 2,843
Established in 1885
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Rapid City, SD

120-acre campus in Rapid City (population: 70,812), 400 miles from Denver. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Denver.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
501 East St. Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
63%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 30% of male students
 
2 sororities 45% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
33%
500-599
36%
400-499
22%
700-800
14%
600-699
45%
500-599
35%
400-499
6%
700-800
4%
600-699
21%
500-599
36%
400-499
31%
300-399
8%
30-36
24%
24-29
55%
18-23
21%
30-36
21%
24-29
42%
18-23
33%
12-17
4%
30-36
21%
24-29
61%
18-23
17%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,245
Declined + 231
Total Received 1,476

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Molly Moore
Director of Admissions
P: 877 877-6044
F: 605 394-1979
admissions@sdsmt.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,400
Room & board $7,720
Books & supplies $2,000
Total $20,120
Average Financial Aid - $13,964
Total with Avg. Aid $6,156

Financial Aid

74%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,964

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,727,225
State
Institutional $884,055
Other external $1,105,975
Total $4,717,255

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $669,452
Other external $659,395
Total $1,328,847

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Northwest Athletic Conference (football and soccer)
Mascot
Grubby
School colors
old gold and navy blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Applied Biological Sciences
Applied/Computational Mathematics
Atmospheric/Environmental Sciences
Atmospheric/Environmental Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Biological Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Computational Sciences/Robotics
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction Engineering/Management
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Management
General Studies
Geological Engineering
Geology
Geology/Geological Engineering
Industrial Engineering/Engineering Management
Interdisciplinary Sciences
Materials Engineering Science
Materials Engineering/Science
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Nanosciences/Nanoengineering
Paleontology
Physics
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Undergraduate

83%

2,349
students

Female
17%
397

Male
83%
1,952

Graduate

17%

494
students

Female
20%
98

Male
80%
396

undergraduateFull-time

81%

1,919
students

Female
15%
283

Male
85%
1,636

undergraduatePart-time

19%

430
students

Female
27%
114

Male
73%
316

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
85%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

81%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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