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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

School Profile

  • South Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyPublic Four-year University in Rapid City, SD
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 1,817
First-year Undergraduate Students: 317
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 1,564
Graduate Students: 244

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of General Studies
  • Bachelor of Atmospheric Sciences
  • Bachelor of Business applications in science and technology
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor of Geological Engineering
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mining/Mineral Engineering
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Pre-professional health sciences
  • Bachelor of Science, Technology & Society

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $7,009
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $8,382

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • ACT: Considered but not Required
  • SAT Reasoning Test: Considered but not Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 530
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 197
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 570
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 230


Member: NAIA
Team name: Hardrockers


  • Ranked #115 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #6 Admissions Selectivity
  • Ranked #11 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #19 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

501 East St. Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-2414
(877) 877-6044
Fax: (605) 394-1979
Contact: Charles Claymore
Associate Director/Senior Recruiter

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity N/A
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 89%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 89%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 993
Female applicants 217
Male applicants 776
Applicants accepted 886
Female applicants accepted 188
Male applicants accepted 698
Freshman enrollment 437
Female freshman enrollment 86
Male freshman enrollment 351
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 91%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 95%
Average high school GPA 3.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.1-3.8

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 15%
SAT Critical Reading average score 560
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 500-650
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 602
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 550-650
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 94%
Average ACT Composite score 26
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 23-28
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 21-26
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 23-29

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