South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, SD

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, SD

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Tuition & Fees

$10,560

$14,820

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
25%
24-29
55%
18-23
20%
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undergraduateRatios

78%

male

22%

female

1

teacher

15.2

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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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 2,859
Established in 1885
Coeducational Coeducational

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120-acre campus in Rapid City (population: 74,421), 400 miles from Denver. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Denver.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Rapid City Regional

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • eSports 144
  • ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • Skid Snowboard Club 115
  • AIChe 107
  • ASCE 105

Top Events

  • Homecoming/M Week
  • Engineers' Week
  • Fall Career Fair
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
25%
24-29
55%
18-23
20%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $20
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.57

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,156
Declined 212
Total Received 1,368

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 27
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $10,560
Room & board $8,440
Total $19,000
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for children of alumni yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Racquetball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Racquetball, Water polo

Club Sports Men

Badminton, Cheerleading, Riflery, Rock climbing, Skiing (downhill), Squash, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Women

Badminton, Cheerleading, Riflery, Rock climbing, Skiing (downhill), Tennis, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
General Studies
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Geology/Earth Science, General
Industrial Engineering
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Physics, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

2,859

total students

47%

in-state

53%

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 78%
Student 4 year graduation rate 15%
Student 5 year graduation rate 23%
Student 6 year graduation rate 9%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
83%
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

98

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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