Mines News

Release Date Thursday, March 16, 2017

Prospective Students Hosted at Go To Mines Open House March 25

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 graduation.

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.

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About SD Mines

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,859 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate is 98 percent, with an average starting salary of $63,500. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on Facebook and Twitter.