The Black Hills - A Location
Unlike Any Other.

The Black Hills - A Location
Unlike Any Other.


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.

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Our summer camps are designed to be fun and hands-on, and are for high school and middle school students . Registration is available now for our 2022 Summer Camps!

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.

See if you Qualify for In-state Tuition Rates

Undergraduate Students

New freshmen and transfer students from Colorado, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wyoming can attend at the in-state rate through the South Dakota Advantage, saving $4,000 annually. The in-state tuition rate also applies to Children of Alumni, Veterans, and active Military and their spouse.

Students from Minnesota can take advantage of reciprocity tuition rates.

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Students Walking Across Campus

Graduate Students

New graduate students from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming can enroll in an on-campus graduate degree at the in-state rate after completing the bachelor's degree, saving $6,000 annually.

Students from Minnesota can take advantage of reciprocity tuition rates.

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Olympic Gold Medal Winner Billy Mills to Speak at South Dakota Mines 185th Commencement

Olympian Billy Mills is the featured speaker at the South Dakota Mines 185th commencement ceremony starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022, in the Ice Arena at The Monument in Rapid City.

Nucor Donates Largest Corporate Gift in University History to South Dakota Mines for New Building

Nucor Corporation has provided South Dakota Mines with the largest corporate gift in university history, totaling $5 million, to help fund a new mineral industries building on campus. Planning and survey work for the Nucor Mineral Industries Building at South Dakota Mines is already underway.

Mines Dominates Governor’s Giant Vision and Statewide Business Competitions

South Dakota Mines has won both the student and open division categories at the South Dakota Governor’s Giant Vision Business Competition. The competition is the biggest of its type in the state and Mines students or alumni have taken home top honors at the competition for eight years in a row.

Engineers and Scientists in Critical Need for United States Infrastructure Improvements

The United States is undertaking a new era of infrastructure improvements that highlight a critical need for engineers and scientists.

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Online Viewbook

Want a closer look at the Hardrock life? Our online viewbook captures in images and video just how unique the South Dakota Mines experience is.

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 2021 rankings.

Visit South Dakota Mines

Visit South Dakota Mines

Schedule a personal visit or register for an open house. Talk with professors, 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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