RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 16, 2017) – The South
Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host about 100 prospective
students during a spring Go To Mines event.
High school students and their families are
invited to South Dakota Mines on Saturday, March 25, to tour departments,
residence halls and other facilities and to meet faculty and current students.
The in-depth campus visits are open to students of
all ages, particularly juniors and seniors exploring their college options.
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.
South Dakota Mines, a science and engineering
research institution offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, is
consistently ranked among the top returns on investment nationally for a
college education. The placement rate is 98 percent, with an average
early-career salary for graduates of over $63,000. The university enrolls
approximately 2,800 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1.
Through the many labs, research projects and
competitive teams, students participate in rich hands-on learning experiences
beginning their freshman year. South Dakota Mines is also known for its specialized
internship program. Last year, 75 percent of students worked for companies
throughout the country during internships and co-op experiences prior to
Pre-registration is encouraged but not required
for the March 25 Go To Mines event. Prospective students and their families may
pre-register at www.sdsmt.edu/visit.