Mines News

Release Date Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Prospective Students Hosted at ‘Go to Mines’ Open House Oct. 22

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Oct. 11, 2016) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host around 100 prospective students during a fall Go to Mines event.

High schools students and their families are invited to South Dakota Mines on Saturday, Oct. 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.

SD Mines’ new pre-health pathways advisor Erica Haller-Stevenson will be at the information fair at 9:45 a.m. in the Surbeck Center. Haller-Stevenson will also conduct a more in-depth discussion about the pre-health professions opportunities at SD Mines in the Surbeck Center ballroom during the last 20 minutes of the information fair.

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 $62,300, according to the 2015-2016 PayScale report. The university enrolls 2,843 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, 78 percent of students had already worked for companies throughout the state and country during internships and co-op experiences prior to graduation.

Pre-registration is encouraged but not required for the Oct. 22 Go to Mines event. 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) 430-3612, danielle.mason@sdsmt.edu