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Reviews 360 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Being an engineering school, athletics are often overshadowed by the academic rigors of the university. However, there are apple opportunities to attend events and get involved in intramurals, and many of the students do take advantage of this.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'd choose this school over any other if I could do it all again. The professors are excellent and the students are friendly and always willing to lend a helping hand. The campus is rather introverted bUt there is a definite sense of community stemming from everyone's involvement in difficult fields of study and mutual desire for success.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: There is a moderate to high use of alcohol and drug use at this school. However, peer pressure does not really play a part. If you choose to not partake you will not lose your friends or be made fun of. People are accepting of other peoples choices and that includes the choice to not partake in these activities. I do not personally partake and am still well known on campus. The policy enforcement in the dorms is very strict and taken seriously.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: The school has students who take academics very seriously. There are very few parties around. Transportation around rapid city is very easy. The bar/club scene is picking up. There are a couple of bars downtown and a new nightclub on the weekends. w

3 College Junior

Party Scene: There are very few parties on this campus. The few that do happen tend to be fun but crowded.

4 College Junior

Diversity: The campus as a while is pretty accepting of diversity. There is a office for people who are considered a diversity to connect and talk with others or get help if needed.

5 College Junior

Academics: The academics are hard but worth it. The curriculum is pretty set for all majors and the registration for classes is easy. The workload can be either a lot or medium depending on how many credits you are taking for a specific semester. The professors are extremely helpful and want you to succeed.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is a very low crime rate on campus. Walking around campus at night I feel safe. To get into the buildings at night you need a student ID which makes me feel safe when I am up late studying. Campus safety is great and always available. They will give rides to cars at night if ever you feel unsafe also.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The overall experience has been great! The class sizes are small and teachers are available and willing to help whenever. There are a lot of different classes offered until you get more into your major specific classes.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: 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.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: 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!

5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is very evident on campus even though there is not that many houses present. There are two sororities, four fraternities and a coed fraternity. The greeks do a lot of community service for the school and community and a lot of them are leaders within their houses and throughout campus.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The students do their best to attend when not studying. There is a new pep club on campus to promote students attending sporting events. They host tailgating before every home football game and make t-shirts for the students to wear. School spirit is pretty high and students are proud to call SDSM&T their home team. There was recently a new weight room, small activity room, two gyms, and a bouldering wall added to the gym.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The school is close knit and very academic focused. I have enjoyed being a leader on campus and getting to know majority of the undergrad students on campus. However, academics come first and it is evident in the staffs willingness to help and make sure you pass. It is also nice to have small class sizes to get to know people in your specific major.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Class sizes are very small for a college, the average size is about 30.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: feel very safe on campus, very little crime, students are well behaved and the campus security does an excellent job.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: majority of classes are engineering orientated and most of the professors have a background in engineering so they provide excellent prospective both in school and future careers.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: majority of people will be able to get multiple internships, twice a year they host a huge career fair with over 100 employers looking for interns and graduates

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: housing is convenient and close to all classes. easy enough to sign up for housing.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: not very many of them but the tend to do a lot of good community service

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Teams are alright but not the best due to the rigor of the school, but still fun to go watch.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Love the school! Professors want nothing more than you to succeed and do well. School is very focused on making sure students do well and learn.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: I think it is a wonderful school, and all students are very accepting of you as a person. Classes are challenging, but not to hard.

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4 College Student

Overall Experience: SDSM&T works hard to keep you busy with plenty of activities every week. There are tons of ways to get involved if you can get your homework done first. This school is definitely difficult, but it is possible to graduate if you buckle down. Also all of the kids who took advanced classes in high school are doing fine here at college. The cafeteria is small but that's to be expected from a small school, overall I am happy with the food. All professors have office hours so that you can go talk to them and that helps makes classes more manageable if you have specific questions.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the small and connected feel of South Dakota School of Mines. The people I go to school with are very dedicated to their schoolwork. Each day I am happy to say that I go to a school where I have a close relationship with all of the faculty who each show an earnest commitment for my learning. Within the school, even the professional societies have a close, constructive relationship with the students to help advancement into their fields. My favorite experience thus far has been my summer semester when I met my favorite professor and made a 4.0 out of 4.0 for grades in my 12 summer credit courses. I was really inspired this last summer by my hard work and the great advice from the professor. I would not change anything about my situation in transferring to my current university.

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