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.

CTA South Dakota Mines Summer Camps Scholarships Available

2021 Summer Camps

Our summer camps are designed to be fun and hands-on, and are for high school students (rising 9th - 12th grades plus graduating seniors). Registration is available now!

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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.

South Dakota Mines is ranked #1 Engineering School for Return on Investment by College Factual

Undergraduate Students

South Dakota Advantage States Map

The South Dakota Advantage Scholarship: Incoming freshmen and transfer students from these states can attend at the in-state rate, saving $4,000 annually.


*MN students can take advantage of reciprocity tuition rates.

Graduate Students

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The Western Regional Graduate Program: New graduate students from these states can enroll in an on-campus graduate degree program at the in-state rate, saving $6,000 annually.


*MN students can take advantage of reciprocity tuition rates.

New Program Supports First-Generation Students

First-generation students at South Dakota Mines will now have additional support through the recently established SD-FIRST Program, funded by a $998,819 grant through the National Science Foundation S-STEM program.

Investment in Mining and Materials Education at South Dakota Mines Will Show Huge Returns

"We believe South Dakota Mines has an opportunity to emerge as an epicenter of new technology, serving not only to increase environmental stewardship, but also to catalyze economic development in the region," President Jim Rankin.

South Dakota Mines Mobilizes Students to Serve on MLK Jr. Holiday

For the 11th year in a row, student groups from South Dakota Mines will step up to serve as volunteers on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, collecting food and cash donations at local grocery stores. The food drive benefits Feeding South Dakota and the Mines student food pantry.

649 Students Named to Fall 2020 Dean’s List

Congratulations to the South Dakota Mines students who were named to the Dean’s List!

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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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