#1 Engineering School for
Return on Investment
and Starting Salaries

#1 Engineering School for
Return on Investment
and Starting Salaries


Undergraduate Admissions

SD Mines is a STEM university, with curriculum that allows you to jump into your major from day one. At Mines, we expect you to break things, build things, explore your passions, and invent tomorrow.


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.


Best Engineering University

SD Mines was ranked as the #1 engineering university in the country by College Factual. Our affordable price, competitive scholarships, high placement rate and starting salary make our university a great return on investment.

Scholarship Deadline 2018

Scholarship Deadline

Incoming freshman need to be accepted to SD Mines by January 15 to be considered for scholarships.


Women Student Entrepreneurs Take Home Top Prizes in 2019 “Shark Tank” Style Competition

The sixth annual CEO Business Plan Competition at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology wrapped up Saturday with female students winning all but one of the top prizes. The winners took home more than $7,000 in total prize money that can be used toward their business ideas.

Nanopareil: Where Tiny Fibers Reap Huge Rewards

The technology at the heart of Nanopareil was developed at SD Mines. It revolves around nanofibers a thousand times smaller than a human hair, but its potential impact on the pharmaceutical industry could be massive.

SD Mines Again Ranks as the Best Engineering School in the Country for Return on Investment

In its 2020 rankings, the organization College Factual places South Dakota School of Mines & Technology as the best engineering school for the money out of 302 similar institutions across the United States.

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CTA Get Involved

Get Involved

100+ student clubs and organizations offer opportunities to meet new people and learn new things, and begin friendships that can last a lifetime. Explore the options at our Mines Link website.
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CTA Graduation 2019

Congratulations, Grads!

Fall 2019 Commencement begins at 9:00 am on December 14th at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Theatre. Learn more about the event and to connect to the online stream.
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STEAM Cafe Series

Steam Café Series

SD Mines continues its partnership with South Dakota Public Broadcasting and Hay Camp Brewing Company to host the STEAM Café, a series of free informal talks on topics ranging from cutting edge research to history.
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Virtual Tour CTA

Visit our Campus Virtually!

The SD Mines virtual tour captures our unique campus using vibrant imagery, VR360 tours, and video and allows you to enjoy 360° panoramic views of our beautiful campus from the convenience of your own computer or mobile device.
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