Challenging Academics. Personal Attention.
Unmatched in Value.


Challenging Academics. Personal Attention.
Unmatched in Value.


CTA Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

At Mines we don't have large lectures led by graduate students, just hands-on education and real world experience. Students interned at 200 companies in 30 states last year alone.

CTA Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

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

CTA Education Value

A Great Education Value

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.


Mines Myth Busters & Super Science

Can you tell a tall tale from the truth? Join us as our team of Mines Myth Busters debunks or proves popular urban legends through explosive experimentation. See which myths make the cut, which get busted, and who walks on fire at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the Surbeck Center Ballroom. #DontTryThisAtHome

Legacy News is Live!

Learn why a group of computer scientists are headed to Thailand, how students spent the MLK holiday, and meet the new director of the Alumni Association. Plus see the story of one Mines alum who’s been to six continents in six months with National Geographic. All these stories, and more, are in store with February’s Legacy News.

Alumnus Stars in ‘Mine Hunters’ Weekly TV Program

Fred Schilplin, a 2013 SD Mines graduate from the mining engineering and management program, is starring in National Geographic Channel’s new television program called “Mine Hunters.” An international group of miners relies on Schilplin’s engineering expertise as they explore artisan mines around the world in search of precious gems. The weekly series airs Tuesday evenings. (photo credit: National Geographic Channels/Tom Hutchings)

Mr. and Miss Mines Pageant

It's an honor like no other, and there's a cash prize too!  Sign up to be a contestant in this year's Mr. and Miss Mines Pageant.  You'll be judged in four rigorous categories:  Business Attire, Nerd Walk Attire, Lip Sync Battle, and (drumroll) the Onstage Question.  Are you Mines-y enough to win?  Enter and find out!  Pageant is Friday, February 19th at 6 pm in the Surbeck Center.

Mines Heading to World Finals of Computer Programming

A South Dakota Mines student team is among an elite group of 25 college teams from throughout the nation qualifying to compete on the computer programming world stage. It is the sixth time a Mines team has advanced to the World Finals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest. This year’s event will be held in Thailand in May.
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CTA Research at Mines

Research at Mines

We search for dark matter a mile underground, engineer solutions for the developing world, and launch research-fueled start-ups and industry partnerships to spark economic development at home and abroad.



Student Research Symposium

The 7th annual Student Research Symposium will be hosted April 5, featuring oral and poster presentations. Enter by March 15. Cash prizes for undergrad and graduate SD Mines students.
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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! Next GTM dates: April 16 and June 17.
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CTA Summer Camps

Summer Camps for Teens

High school students learn about the astounding, challenging, and FUN worlds of science and engineering at SD Mines week-long Summer Camps.  Classes fill up quickly so register now.
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