What is a Hardrocker?
See for Yourself!

What is a Hardrocker?
See for Yourself!


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.

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

You’re a college student who has completed some courses and is looking for a new college home. We’re here to help you with this transition. Learn about credit transfers and how to apply.

Virtual Tour

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.


Robert Hall Selected as New Department Head of Mining Engineering and Management at South Dakota Mines

Dr. Hall most recently served as a professor in the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. Prior to that he spent 15 years at the University of British Columbia.

The Aging Water Infrastructure of America and the Need for a New Crop of Water Scientists and Engineers

The increasing frequency of major flooding coupled with dam failures such as the breached Edenville and Sanford dams in Michigan should serve as a warning on the vulnerability of our infrastructure during extreme weather. Photo credit: pilot Ryan Kaleto.

From Rwanda to the White House: South Dakota Mines Alumnus Makes His Mark in Washington

South Dakota Mines graduate is honored as a Game Changer.

South Dakota Mines Again Receives Top Rankings in State and Nation

Multiple university ranking organizations place South Dakota Mines among the top schools in the nation for value and return on investment. The rankings show South Dakota Mines remains an excellent choice for those seeking degrees in STEM fields, including healthcare and technology business management.

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Virtual Activities

Explore Virtual Student Life

It's easy to get involved by staying virtually connected with your fellow Hardrockers! Find out more about our virtual programs & ideas.
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SD Mines was ranked as the #1

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.

Go To Mines Campus Open House

Go To Mines Open House

Join us at an upcoming Go To Mines event. Talk with professors one-on-one, learn about our research, explore campus and the dorms, get insider tips on campus life, the application process, scholarships, and financial aid.   
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Explore the Black Hills

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