Mines News

Release Date Friday, March 22, 2019

Prospective Students Are Invited to SD Mines for ‘Go To Mines’ Open Houses

RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 22, 2019) – South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host hundreds of prospective students during upcoming Go To Mines events.

High school students and their families are invited to SD Mines on Saturday, April 6, for its next Go to Mines open house. Future Go to Mines events are on June 14, July 20, Oct. 19 and Nov. 9.

During Go to Mines, students and their families will tour departments, residence halls and other facilities and meet faculty and current students. The in-depth campus visits are open to students of all ages, particularly high school juniors and seniors exploring their college options.

SD Mines, a science and engineering research institution offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, is consistently ranked among the top returns on investment nationally for a college education. In March, the organization College Factual ranked South Dakota School of Mines & Technology as the best engineering school for the money out of 302 engineering schools in the United States.

The university’s vision is to develop world-class leaders in science and engineering to benefit society. The mission of SD Mines is to educate scientists and engineers to address global challenges, innovate to reach our creative potential, and engage in partnerships to transform society. The job placement rate for Mines students is 97 percent, with an average early-career salary for graduates of more than $61,300. The university enrolls approximately 2,654 students with an average class size of around 24 students. 

Through the many labs, research projects and competitive teams, students participate in rich hands-on learning experiences beginning their freshman year. SD Mines is also known for its specialized internship program.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required for Go To Mines events. Prospective students and their families may pre-register at www.sdsmt.edu/visit



About SD Mines  

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,529 students with an average class size of 24. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $63,350. Find us online at sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Lynn Taylor Rick, 605-394-2554, Lynn.TaylorRick@sdsmt.edu

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