Unmatched in Value. High Return on Investment.


Unmatched in Value. High Return on Investment.



Undergraduate Admissions

At Mines we don't have large lectures led by graduate students, just hands-on education and real world experience. Students interned with 240 employers in 39 states last year alone.


Graduate Admissions

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


Why Mines?

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.


December Legacy News

Learn about our new Honor's Program, meet the New York Times bestselling author coming to campus, and see the NASA grant aimed at K-12 education. Plus catch the winner of this year's Shark Tank and all the photos from Diwali Night!

New York Times Best-selling Author to Speak at Mines Commencement

Amity Shlaes, best-selling author and journalist who has written for Bloomberg, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and National Review will deliver the address at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology 174th commencement ceremony. Among Shlaes’ four New York Times best-selling books is Coolidge, a full-length biography, which details the summer of 1927 when President Coolidge and First Lady Grace Coolidge spent three months in the Black Hills. President Coolidge dedicated Mount Rushmore on Aug. 10, 1927.

SD Mines Launches Honors Program

Citizens in and around Rapid City will benefit from engineering projects designed to solve real-world problems through a new undergraduate honors program at SD Mines. Students accepted into the program, which starts next fall, will be part of teams who complete one or more community projects during the course of their degree. Mines seniors have long been tasked with design projects that benefit the community – everything from developing adaptive equipment for people with disabilities to assessing and fixing the drainage around the Black Hills Playhouse, to designing and building a greenhouse, to writing software for the Dahl Museum. ​

Register for Community Design Projects 1 for Spring

The new EPICS program at SD Mines provides the opportunity to earn both academic credit and team-building skills while working on real  science and engineering projects that benefit real communities.  Current projects include building tiny houses, food production initiatives, and projects to benefit the Rapid City Arts Council.  EPICS information sessions will be held December 7th and 9th at noon, in CB203.

SD Mines to Host College Preparedness Workshop for American Indian Students

SD Mines will host a "Know Before 'U' Go" workshop for American Indian prospective students and their families from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Surbeck Center. The free workshop will share how to prepare a successful college application, tips on transitioning from high school to college, and how to afford a degree, including scholarships specifically for American Indian students.​

This Year’s Holiday Parade of Trees will be ‘Frosty’

Community members are invited to vote on their favorite trees and edible designs at the annual holiday Parade of Trees and display of gingerbread creations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Surbeck Center ballroom. The price of admission is a canned food donation. The Parade of Trees runs from Dec. 5-9 and is open to the campus community throughout the week. This year’s theme is “A Frosty Kind of Holiday.”


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Online Viewbook

New Online Viewbook

What is SD Mines all about?  Our new online viewbook captures in images and video just how unique the SD Mines experience is.  Hands on and high tech! -- see how Mines provides academic adventure and challenge.
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Final Exams

Final Exams at SD Mines are underway this week, December 8th through December 12th.  Find the full Final Exam Schedule here or visit the Final Exams webpage.  Study hard -- and good luck to all!
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CTA 2017 Scholarship Deadline

Mark Your Calendar

If you're applying to be an SD Mines freshman next year, be sure to get your scholarship application in no later than January 15, 2017 for priority consideration. Don't miss this important deadline.
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CTA Graduation

Congratulations, Grads!

Our 174th commencement ceremony begins at 9 am on Saturday, December 17th, at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Theatre.  More than 150 degrees will be awarded.  The event will be streamed online.
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