South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
The South Dakota School of Mines
& Technology (SD Mines) is committed to excellence in science and engineering academics and research, and to developing the
next generation of leaders and problem-solvers.
The university offers a wide array of bachelors, masters and doctoral
Founded in 1885 to provide
instruction in the region’s primary industry, mining, today the South Dakota
School of Mines & Technology has evolved into one of the leading science
and engineering universities in the region.
University History | University Leadership
Located in Rapid City, in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, SD Mines offers
a rigorous academic experience, supported by small class sizes, committed
faculty members, and many student development programs and organizations. We’re known for:
- Challenging Academics
- Personal Attention
- Outstanding Internship Opportunities
- Great Value
Our wonderful location: the Rushmore
Visit our Why Mines section to learn more.
Visiting Mines is probably the best
way to learn if SD Mines is the right college choice for you. Arrange a campus visit to Mines, come to a Go To Mines Open House, (or if you can’t visit, take a moment
to enjoy our virtual tour.)
Find the latest Mines News on our
website, or read our most recent issues of The Hardrock Magazine or Legacy
News. Find more for alumni and other friends of the university at our
Foundation and Alumni Association websites.