A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Address
501 E St Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Website

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1050-1300
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Cost

Net Price
$17,925/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,568/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,153/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,058/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,668/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,775/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,485Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Intelligent
    70%
  • Think they're the smartest and anitsocial
    15%
  • Supirior
    10%
  • Superior
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.37 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.34 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Nerdy
    47%
  • Introverted
    18%
  • Quiet
    18%
  • Discipline
    12%
  • Fun!
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Reviews

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The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is a small university located in the beautiful Black Hills. On campus you will enjoy a family-like feel and will have the opportunity to get to know, and possible work right alongside, professors. Each department is dedicated to helping their students succeed. The placement for careers coming out of school is greater than 95%!
Review South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
I have been blessed with many professors who have been truly interested in maximizing my potential in and beyond their class. Several professors have gone above and beyond to provide me with opportunities extending my learning and providing hands-on applications that most engineers will not see until they are in the field. Additionally, my adviser and professors have gone out of their way to ensure I was on track with my classes necessary for graduation. Furthermore, I have been prepared with mock interviews to assist me with interviewing for internships, as well as interviews for the working world. One professor, in particular, has set up labs specifically for me, so upon completion of all labs, he will go to the university to hopefully secure extra credits for me in his specialty field.
I will be beginning my sophomore year of college at SDSMT this fall of 2017. My freshman year was much better than expected. A majority of the professors were experienced in their fields, and were able to teach competently. The campus is very beautiful, and the dorms, while small, are adequate for student life. Overall, I enjoy the campus and courses offered at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.