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

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


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.

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!


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

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.

Mines Professor to Advise Top US Officials on Mining Safety

South Dakota Mines associate professor Dr. Andrea Brickey, has been appointed to the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee, a group of mining experts advising the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the director of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Mines Athlete Credits Coaches for Success at the Hula Bowl

When Jack Batho stepped onto the field at the 2021 Hula Bowl at Aloha Stadium, in Honolulu, HI, he became the first ever Hardrocker football player to join the all-star game.

Mines Math Professor Wins Prestigious Chauvenet Prize from Mathematical Association of America.

Dr. Travis Kowalski, professor and interim head of the Department of Mathematics at South Dakota Mines is the winner of the 2021 Chauvenet Prize from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).

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.


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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