414 reviews
  1. Rapid City, SD
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  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
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Address
501 E Saint Joseph St
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
88%
SAT Scores Range
1040-1270
ACT Scores Range
24-28
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Cost

Net Price
$17,510/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,211/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,765/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,217/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,411/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,383/ 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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,079Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Intelligent
    68%
  • Think they're the smartest and anitsocial
    16%
  • Supirior
    11%
  • Superior
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.36 responses
Poll
76%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Nerdy
    44%
  • Introverted
    19%
  • Quiet
    19%
  • Discipline
    13%
  • Fun!
    6%

After South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
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

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Reviews

414 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%!
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.
The career opportunities at this school are great! There is a 98% placement rate. This means that majority of the students graduate with a job offer. There is a career fair every semester which allows for students to get an internship/co-op/job very easily. We have over 200 well known companies come to recruit from our school as Mines graduates are highly sought after. The career center is also an amazing resource and will jump through hoops to help any student find a job or review resumes. We also have a program called Mines Advantage that our employers know about and allow our students to get jobs.
  • College Junior
  • Dec 30 2015
  • Value