#1 Engineering School for
Return on Investment
and Starting Salaries

#1 Engineering School for
Return on Investment
and Starting Salaries


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.

Transfer Students

Transfer Students

You’re a college student who has completed some courses and is looking for a new college home. We’re here to help you with this transition. Learn about credit transfers and how to apply.

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.

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.

South Dakota Mines Again Ranks as the Best Engineering School in the Country for Return on Investment

In its 2021 rankings, the organization College Factual places South Dakota Mines as the best engineering school for the money out of 319 similar institutions across the United States.

Junior Bladesmithing Championship Seeks High School Sword and Knifemakers from Across the United Sates

South Dakota Mines is home to a new Junior Bladesmithing Championship, the competition is open to high school students across the nation who can produce a blade by hand-hammering or trip-hammer forging.

2017 Mines Alumnus Awarded $100,000 Grant to Develop Automated Cattle Feeding System

Henry Wegehaupt, a 2017 South Dakota Mines graduate, received the grant to continue research and development of a feeding system that he began working on while a student at Mines.

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Virtual Activities

Explore Virtual Student Life

It's easy to get involved by staying virtually connected with your fellow Hardrockers! Find out more about our virtual programs and ideas.

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 2020 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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