Challenging Academics. Personal Attention.
Unmatched in Value.


Challenging Academics. Personal Attention.
Unmatched in Value.


CTA Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

At Mines we don't have large lectures led by graduate students, just hands-on education and real world experience. Students interned at 200 companies in 30 states last year alone.

CTA Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

Gain access to renowned faculty, high-tech facilities, challenging projects, and the resources to advance your career and research what matters - here and around the globe.

CTA Education Value

A Great Education Value

What's better than a degree? Graduating with an average starting salary topping $63,000 — one reason the Wall Street Journal named us #1 return on investment nationwide.


$6M Renovation Begins on CBEC Labs, Classrooms

Construction has begun to renovate 7,000 square feet of research and teaching laboratories, support spaces and faculty offices in the Chemical & Biological Engineering/Chemistry Building. The $6 million project will be complete by the fall of 2016.

APEX Gallery Features Erica Harvey Photographs

APEX Gallery features "Majestic Moments," an exhibit of landscape and wildlife photographs by local photographer Erica Harvey Monday, Sept. 28 at the Apex Gallery on campus. A reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 with an artist talk at 6 p.m.  The exhibit features 21 landscape and wildlife images taken at national parks around the U.S. and Canada.

M Week Activities Kick Off Sunday

Students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are gearing up for the annual M Week homecoming celebration, which kicks off Sunday, Sept. 27, and concludes Sunday, Oct. 4. This year’s M Week theme is Rocker Days with a 90s graffiti twist. The week-long schedule includes fun events for students, alumni and the community.  See Schedule

Enrollment at Mines Continues to Grow

Enrollment at South Dakota Mines continues to rise, with an overall fall headcount total of 2,843 students, a 1.6 percent increase compared to the fall 2014 semester. The increase extends an upward trend for Mines. Enrollment at the university has grown by 38 percent over the past seven years.

Mines Receives $300,000 to Improve Intelligent Control

SD Mines has been awarded a $312,928 grant from the National Science Foundation for a project to improve intelligent control of sensitive systems such as an airplane’s autopilot and a power plant’s autonomous temperature controller, possibly preventing major catastrophes. Led by Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor Ali Heydari, Ph.D., research will produce performance guarantees for autonomous systems where errors can have catastrophic consequences.
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CTA Student Flu Shots

Flu Shots for Students

Don't let flu put a halt to your classes and activities.  Students get FREE flu shots on October 7th and 13th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the McKeel Room, Surbeck Center.  You must bring your student ID.

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CTA Get Involved

Get Involved

80+ student clubs and organizations offer opportunities to meet new people and learn new things, and begin friendships that can last a lifetime. Explore the options at our Mines Link website.
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CTA Mines Advantage

Join Mines Advantage

In today’s world, employers expect graduates to hit the ground running. With experiences ranging from global diversity to career preparation, Mines Advantage gives you the edge.
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Cocktails and Chemistry CTA

Scholarship Fundraiser

Join us at the Adoba Hotel for experimental cocktails and a mind-blowing chemistry show plus music & raffle. You could win a $1500 vacation donated by Bursch Travel.  Friday, Oct. 23rd.

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