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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
  • 4 Year
  • RAPID CITY, SD

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Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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South Dakota Mines is a highly rated public college located in Rapid City, South Dakota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,870 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the South Dakota Mines acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Information Science. Graduating 49% of students, South Dakota Mines alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $53,200.

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501 E SAINT JOSEPH ST
RAPID CITY, SD 57701
About South Dakota Mines...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

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.

SDSMT Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1160-1360
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$19,444 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,827 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 28 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 28 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,870 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
332
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
  • Intelligent
    71%
  • Think they're the smartest and anitsocial
    14%
  • Supirior
    10%
  • Superior
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 38 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Nerdy
    50%
  • Introverted
    17%
  • Quiet
    17%
  • Discipline
    11%
  • Fun!
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 20 responses

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