#1 Engineering School in the
Country for Return on Investment.

#1 Engineering School in the
Country for Return on Investment.

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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.

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.

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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

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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.

Defense Innovation Course Taps Student Ingenuity for Creative Solutions to Real-World DOD Challenges

South Dakota Mines students are undertaking hands-on, real-world projects that help the DOD solve problems in a new course called “Innovating for National Security.” South Dakota Mines students are undertaking hands-on, real-world projects that help the DOD solve problems in a new course called “Innovating for National Security.” 

South Dakota Mines Spinoff Company Acquired in First Ever Deal for University Sponsored Innovation

Gamma Biosciences has announced that it acquired South Dakota Mines’ spinoff company Nanopareil, LLC.

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

In its 2021 rankings, the organization College Factual places South Dakota Mines as the best engineering school for the money out of 319 similar institutions across the United States.

Junior Bladesmithing Championship Seeks High School Sword and Knifemakers from Across the United Sates

South Dakota Mines is home to a new Junior Bladesmithing Championship, the competition is open to high school students across the nation who can produce a blade by hand-hammering or trip-hammer forging.

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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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