Unmatched in Value. High Return on Investment.


Unmatched in Value. High Return on Investment.



Undergraduate Admissions

At Mines we don't have large lectures led by graduate students, just hands-on education and real world experience. Students interned with 240 employers in 39 states last year alone.


Graduate Admissions

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


Why Mines?

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.


Researchers Conduct First Low-energy Particle Accelerator Beam Underground in the United States

Nuclear astrophysicists, led by principal investigator and SD Mines professor Frank Strieder, have successfully created the first low-energy particle accelerator beam deep underground in the United States, bringing them one step closer to understanding how the elements of our universe are built.

Rohrer Named RMAC Woman Of The Year

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology graduate and former scholar athlete Megan Rohrer was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Woman Athlete of the Year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The honor is bestowed upon a graduating female student athlete in the RMAC who accomplishes unparalleled academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership.

SD Mines Researchers Hope to Use Microbes Discovered in Sanford Lab to Create Low-Cost Renewable and Biodegradable Plastics

A team of researchers with the Composite and Nanocomposite Advanced Manufacturing – Biomaterials Center (CNAM), led by David Salem, Ph.D., at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are using microbes that were discovered deep underground in the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in an attempt to make low-cost plastics that are renewable and biodegradable.

Hundreds Stream to Campus for ‘Go To Mines’

SD Mines will host hundreds of prospective students and their families during the summer Go To Mines event on Saturday, July 22, to tour departments, residence halls and other facilities and to meet faculty and current students.​ A Go Women ice cream social will be held at 2 p.m. in the King Center Hall of Fame, where prospective female students can ask current students about everything from dorm life and dining halls to professors and job fairs.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2017 Summer Camps

2017 Summer Camps

Our summer camps are designed to be fun and hands-on, and are for high school students (grades 9 - 12). Registration is available now for our 2017 Camps!
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CTA Pre-Health

Pre-Health Pathways

The Pre-Health Pathways program provides an important support system for students directed towards future healthcare careers. Available to undergraduates pursuing any degree at Mines.  
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Ready to Go To Mines?

The best way to learn if Mines is for you is to attend a "Go To Mines" Open House. Tour campus, meet faculty and students, and see what your future might hold! Our next GTM events happen June 16 and July 22. 
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Workshop for Teachers

Mines invites grade 6-12 math and science teachers to sign up for Computational Astronomy, a workshop to inspire student interest in STEM. Cost covered by a NASA grant. Three dates available.  1 graduate ED credit.
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