South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

408 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 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
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

Reviews

408 reviews
  • Excellent
    66
  • Very Good
    131
  • Average
    170
  • Poor
    30
  • Terrible
    11
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
  • 11 months ago
I currently attend the University Center with my classes transferring to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology so I do not live on campus yet. In 2016 however, I will be attending the school. The social atmosphere of the University is really great! Everyone is so kind and willing to work with you on anything you are struggling with. It has been a great, yet hard experience so far and I am looking forward to the future!
  • College Student
  • Mar 12 2015
The dorms are a fantastic aspect to campus life at this school. The cost is relatively low and allows you to make friends easily. The learning communities within the dorms also assure you make friends interested in the same things that you are. It is also nice to live in the dorms freshman year because they are so close to all the buildings on campus. As a sophomore you live in Rocker Square which is an apartment style living and is super nice and still on campus!
  • College Junior
  • 11 months ago