Mines News

Release Date Monday, June 5, 2017

Hundreds Stream to SD Mines for ‘Go To Mines’

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host hundreds of prospective students during two summer Go To Mines events.

High school students and their families are invited to South Dakota Mines on Friday, June 16, and Saturday, July 22, to tour departments, residence halls and other facilities and to meet faculty and current students.

The in-depth campus visits are open to students of all ages, particularly juniors and seniors exploring their college options.

A Go Women ice cream social will be held at 2 p.m. in the King Center Hall of Fame, where prospective female students can ask current students about everything from dorm life and dining halls to professors and job fairs.

South Dakota 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. The placement rate is 98 percent, with an average early-career salary for graduates of over $63,000. The university enrolls approximately 2,800 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1.

Through the many labs, research projects and competitive teams, students participate in rich hands-on learning experiences beginning their freshman year. South Dakota Mines is also known for its specialized internship program. Last year, 75 percent of students worked for companies throughout the country during internships and co-op experiences prior to graduation.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required for the June 16 and July 22 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 2,778 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $61,300. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Dani Mason, (605) 394-2554, danielle.mason@sdsmt.edu

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