What is a Hardrocker?
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What is a Hardrocker?
See for Yourself!


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.


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!

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.

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

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Student Rate 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

Undergraduate Student Rate Map

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.

Building a Legacy of Excellence: Gadhamshetty reflects on his NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Venkata Gadhamshetty landed an (NSF) CAREER award in 2015. Five years later, the hard work of his team is paying off with about $34 million in funded research across multiple fields. 

South Dakota Mines Unveils New Brand

South Dakota Mines has a new brand. The updated university nickname, logo, brand essence, positioning statement, tagline, university colors and brand guidelines can be found here. South Dakota Mines revealed its new brand in a virtual event carried on the university’s YouTube channel.

South Dakota Mines Brand Reveal August 3, 9:00am

Join us for a YouTube Live event where we will unveil the new university brand. Lots of new things will be revealed, you don't want to miss it!  But if you do, the announcement link will be available on the Marketing & Communications website.

South Dakota Mines Student Mountain Bike Trail Project Lands Major Grant

South Dakota Mines students who are designing and building a mountain bike trail on the grassland hills directly behind campus have been awarded a grant of $48,913 from the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Recreational Trails Program. 

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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 and ideas.

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 2020 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.


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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