South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

411 reviews
  1. Rapid City, SD
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
SAT Range
1040-1270
ACT Range
24-28
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

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
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 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 11 responses
Report
  • Intelligent
    64%
  • Supirior
    18%
  • Think they're the smartest and anitsocial
    18%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.28 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Introverted
    50%
  • Quiet
    50%

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.8 responses

Reviews

411 reviews
  • Excellent
    61
  • Very Good
    129
  • Average
    168
  • Poor
    30
  • Terrible
    11
Academically it is very vigorous, but it prepares you for the real world and that is what I like about it. If you want to be an engineer of any type, South Dakota School of Mines is the school for you!
  • Sophomore
  • 16 days ago
Some professors go the extra mile for their students, some don't.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Great atmosphere and courses, but some professors are difficult to follow/understand and help isn't advertised as much.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago