Personal Attention

Mines offers the advantages of a research university – challenging academics, accomplished faculty, and internship opportunities – with the personal attention students need to succeed.

At Mines, graduate students don't teach. Professors do, in average class sizes under 20 with a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Your professors are accessible and will get to know you.

Among our renowned faculty are Fulbright Scholars and US Carnegie Professors of the Year for the state of South Dakota in fields ranging from humanities and music to mechanical, metallurgical, and industrial engineering. 

You'll enjoy the Mines difference from the minute you arrive until the moment you graduate – and beyond. Our alumni are some of the most respected engineers and scientists in the nation. They are doctors and entrepreneurs, patent holders and professors, military officers and researchers, inventors and Fortune 500 CEOs.