Mines News

Release Date Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Prospective Students Invited to Go to Mines Events

RAPID CITY, SD (March 4, 2020) — 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 South Dakota Mines on Saturday, June 12, for its next Go to Mines open house. Future Go to Mines events are on July 25, Oct. 17 and Nov. 7.  Virtual tours of campus are also available online here.

During Go to Mines, students and their families will tour departments, residence halls and other facilities as well as 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.

South Dakota Mines, a science and engineering research institution offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, has consistently been ranked among the top returns on investment nationally for a college education. The job placement rate for Mines students is 97 percent, with an average early-career salary for graduates of $63,350. The university enrolls approximately 2,529 students with an average class size of 24.

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

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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