Take a closer look at the
Hardrock life.

Take a closer look at the
Hardrock life.

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Undergraduate Admissions

We are a STEM university, with curriculum that allows you to jump into your major from day one. We expect you to break things, build things, explore your passions, and invent tomorrow.

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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.

Rocker Ready Orientation for new students

Are You Rocker Ready?

Rocker Ready Orientation helps prepare you for your academic career here at Mines, and you will have the opportunity to meet new people and have a lot of fun.

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Online Viewbook

Want a closer look at the Hardrock life? Our online viewbook captures in images and video just how unique the South Dakota Mines experience is.

See if you Qualify for In-state Tuition Rates

Undergraduate Students

New freshmen and transfer students from Colorado, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wyoming can attend at the in-state rate through the South Dakota Advantage, saving $4,000 annually. The in-state tuition rate also applies to Children of Alumni, Veterans, and active Military and their spouse.

Students from Minnesota can take advantage of reciprocity tuition rates.

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Graduate Students

New graduate students from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming can enroll in an on-campus graduate degree at the in-state rate after completing the bachelor's degree, saving $6,000 annually.

Students from Minnesota can take advantage of reciprocity tuition rates.

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Mines Student Wins Prestigious NASA Grant to Study Welding Process for Possible Use in Space

South Dakota Mines student Kaytie Barkley is researching a process called ultrasonic welding that utilizes low amplitude, high frequency vibrations to fuse two pieces of plastic together.

High School Students Win Mines Inaugural Junior Bladesmithing Championship

The winners of South Dakota Mines first ever Junior Bladesmithing Championship are taking home cash prizes for knife and sword blades they crafted from scratch.

Mines Team Helps Pioneer Cutting-Edge On-Aircraft Repair of B-1 Fuselage Saving DOD $500,000

A team of students and professors from South Dakota Mines assisted Air Force personnel in employing cold spray technology to repair a broken hinge tied to the fuselage of a B-1B Lancer.

Mines Plans Return to Normal Operations this Fall

South Dakota Mines plans plans for a return to normal in the Fall 2021 semester with regular in-person classes, a full athletics schedule, student activities and the traditional homecoming celebration along with other events.

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Virtual Tour

Visit our Campus Virtually!

View our unique campus through vibrant imagery, VR360 tours, and video that allows you to enjoy 360° panoramic views from the convenience of your own computer or mobile device.

SD Mines was ranked as the #1

Best Engineering University

South Dakota Mines was ranked as the #1 engineering university in the country for return on investment by College Factual in its 2021 rankings.

Go To Mines Campus Open House

Go To Mines Open House

Join us at an upcoming Go To Mines event. Talk with professors, learn about research, explore campus, get insider tips on campus life and how to apply.

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Explore the Black Hills

Students will find a variety of activities to enjoy off campus, from exploring the Rushmore Region to Top 10 Outdoor Adventures in the Black Hills.

Build it.

Break it.

Create it.

Join our community of innovators forging their own path to what's next.

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