Take a closer look at the Hardrock life.

Take a closer look at the Hardrock life.

Undergrad Admissions

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

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.


Explore the Black Hills

Students will find a variety of activities to enjoy off campus, from exploring the Rushmore Region to experiencing endless outdoor adventures in the Black Hills.

Visit South Dakota Mines

Visit South Dakota Mines

Customize your visit by scheduling a personalized tour or register for an open house. Talk with professors, explore campus, get insider tips on campus life and how to apply.

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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Students Walking Across Campus

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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Donate now to support South Dakota Mines!

This year, we invite you to make your gift in honor of someone you met at Mines who made a difference in your life. All honorees will be recognized!

South Dakota Mines Tops State and Nation in Multiple Rankings

A range of organizations have once again placed South Dakota Mines among the top universities in the state and nation. This latest list of rankings affirms Mines’ longstanding reputation as a best-in-class STEM university with a fantastic return on investment for graduates.

Oppelt Brothers Win Mines Junior Bladesmithing Championship for the Second Year in a Row

Caleb and Evan Oppelt from Goodwin, SD have landed the top spots in South Dakota Mines Junior Bladesmithing Championship for the second year in a row.

South Dakota Mines Hosts Largest Career Fair on Record

South Dakota Mines hosted the largest career fair in university history on Sept. 13. Mines routinely hosts some of the biggest career fairs in the state, and the large number of employers and organizations that attended this year reflects the high-value Mines graduates bring to the marketplace.


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.

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.

Virtual Tour

Visit our Campus Virtually!

View our unique campus through 360° panoramic views, video and images that from the convenience of your own computer or mobile device.

Economic Development

Innovation Starts Here

Take your idea from concept to business startup by taking advantage of the innovation and development programs on campus.

Build it.

Break it.

Create it.

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

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