Tuition & Fees

$10,560

$14,820

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
47%
500-599
33%
400-499
13%
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
40%
400-499
32%
300-399
6%
30-36
19%
24-29
42%
18-23
34%
12-17
5%
30-36
24%
24-29
63%
18-23
13%
30-36
25%
24-29
55%
18-23
20%
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undergraduateRatios

78%

male

22%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,156
Declined + 212
Total Received 1,368
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Public

2,485

undergraduate students

374

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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Location

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 2,859
Established in 1885
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Rapid City, SD

120-acre campus in Rapid City (population: 74,048), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
40%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
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 12% of male students
 
2 sororities 22% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
56%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
47%
500-599
33%
400-499
13%
700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
40%
400-499
32%
300-399
6%
30-36
19%
24-29
42%
18-23
34%
12-17
5%
30-36
24%
24-29
63%
18-23
13%
30-36
25%
24-29
55%
18-23
20%

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 1,156
Declined + 212
Total Received 1,368

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

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,560
Room & board $8,440
Books & supplies $2,020
Total $21,020
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 877 877-6044
F: 605 394-1979
financialaid@sdsmt.edu

Financial Aid Officer

David Martin
Director of Financial Aid
david.martin@sdsmt.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Alpine Skiing, Cycling, Martial Arts, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Racquetball, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo

Club Sports - Women's

Alpine Skiing, Cycling, Martial Arts, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Racquetball, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Cheerleading, Flag Football, Frisbee Golf, Kickball, Racquetball, Riflery, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Water Polo, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Joel Lueken (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Jennifer Ranum (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

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
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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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Natural Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy

2,859

total students

46%

in-state

54%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

2,485
students

Female
22%
542

Male
78%
1,943

13%

374
students

Female
27%
101

Male
73%
273

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

2,018
students

Female
21%
404

Male
79%
1,614

19%

467
students

Female
30%
138

Male
70%
329

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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
5%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 25
Countries most often represented Australia
China
India
Nigeria
Norway
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Susan Aadland
Director, Ivanhoe International Center
605 394-6884
international@sdsmt.edu

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