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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
1,758
Total Undergrads
Including 442 Part-time
437
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 8 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

29% Women
71% Men

Athletics

NAIA Division II

Division II Independents

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $49,524)
6
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $52,690)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball 18 15 - -
Football 85 - - -
Golf 8 6 - -
Track and Field, Indoor 26 12 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 26 12 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 12 9 - -
Volleyball - 15 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 0.7%
Hispanic 2.0%
Non-resident alien 5.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 6.1%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 80.5%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 3
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 4
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Cora from Rapid City, SD
  • 5
  • I've never lived in the dorms. However, I do have friends who have lived in the dorms and they loved it! I've never heard anyone say that they didn't like…

  • Aug-16-2013 Read More
  • Anonymous
  • 5
  • My dorm experience was phenomenal. The dorms are neither elaborate nor luxurious but they are great for a beginning freshman. All of the dorms have been recently updated so they…

  • Jul-09-2014 Read More
  • Caitlin from Glendive, MT
  • 5
  • the dorm rooms are pretty small, but if you get the newer hall they do have sinks within the dorm. it's really easy to make friends so long as you…

  • Feb-28-2012 Read More
  • Justin from Ranchester, WY
  • 5
  • There are three dorms here and new ones are presently going up right now. Fellow students are friendly and there is always something going on. All of the dorm buildings…

  • Apr-08-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Ian from Valentine, NE
  • Oct-13-2014 I am a current student here

    The Surbeck dinning hall is not good at all. The Miner Shack is decent, I wish there were more options.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-09-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm not going to lie, the food is not that great. Or it wasn't this past year, though it isn't horrible either. The Miner's Shack is a great place to get snacks and the dining hall does have good dishes sometimes. The best time to eat there is when there are recruiting events as they make the food a lot better to impress people. There is always pizza, a salad bar, waffles, and cereal available, along with some fruit. You can eat as much as you want and drink as much as you want. The orange juice is AWESOME! And of course there are kitchens in most of the dorms so if you prefer cooking you have that option as well.

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  • 3
  • Luis from Rapid City, SD
  • Jun-03-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food tastes great! The only problem is that since it's a small campus, you won't get too much variety of foods. The three I gave it is mostly due to the fact of little variety.

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  • 1
  • Hannah from Bridgeport, NE
  • Mar-02-2014 I am a current student here

    You're required to get a meal plan your first two years and while there's a lot of different options on any particular day however, one will quickly notice how they're the same options day-in and day -out most of the time.

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  • 4
  • Cora from Rapid City, SD
  • Aug-16-2013 I am a current student here

    I've had the food at this school and I have to say it's not that bad. It's not a 5 star restaurant but there is a Papa John's pizza place in the cafeteria if that counts for anything. In my book it does. I love pizza! It's the perfect college food!

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  • 2
  • Zachary from Rapid City, SD
  • Jul-30-2013 I am a current student here

    The dining hall menu is not very diverse. You will be eating the same food a lot for every meal. There are not many choices for healthy food either.

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  • 3
  • Beth from Colorado Springs, CO
  • Jul-28-2013 I am a current student here

    The school's dining services are the one thing I think they overcharge for. Though the food has improved in quality over the years I've been attending the school, it still has a way to go.

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  • 3
  • Rashyll from Montrose, CO
  • Jun-24-2013 I am a current student here

    The options are very limited for food on campus. It's good for the first couple of weeks, and then it get old very quickly.

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  • 4
  • Jason from Rapid City, SD
  • Jun-03-2013 I am a current student here

    I don't eat at school a lot but when I have it has been good. The all you can eat is nice because they cook it right there in front of you. One can create their own pasta dish, Chinese dish, burgers, pizza,etc.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-09-2014 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life on campus is not our first priority, though there is a place for it. It is not like the Greek Life you see in movies on TV though. There are parties but they are not crazy and big, most of the members are more concerned with doing well in school and will help you if you are falling behind. It really is a great place to meet people if you think it would be right for you.

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  • 0
  • Hannah from Bridgeport, NE
  • Mar-02-2014 I am a current student here

    We have three different fraternities and two sororities on campus and all have houses of their own. All Greek members are active individuals on campus that take pride in our school, community, and overall success.

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  • 0
  • Beth from Colorado Springs, CO
  • Jul-28-2013 I am a current student here

    I am not a member of a Greek organization but am friends with many who are. The fraternities and sororities at SDSMT offer a different kind of community for students pursuing a degree at the school because they have such strong brother or sisterhood.

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  • 0
  • Jesse James from Phoenix
  • May-20-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is pretty popular here. They aren't necessarily attractive like you see in movies. Honestly, our school is not the ordinary college, which makes it even better.

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  • 0
  • Jeremy from Sundance, WY
  • Apr-16-2013 I am a current student here

    I am in the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, the largest greek house on campus. There is also Triangle and Theta Tau for fraternities. Soroities include Alpha Delta Pi and Alpha Omega Epsilon.

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  • 0
  • Alexandra from Reno, NV
  • Apr-11-2013 I am a current student here

    If you like greek life, Tech has plenty of it to offer. We have 5 frats and 2 sororities. They are very big recruiters and offer many benefits.

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  • 0
  • Alex
  • Mar-15-2013 I am a current student here

    Minimal. As a small campus, focused heavily on academics, social time is minimal.

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  • 0
  • Jessica from Custer, SD
  • Feb-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is definitely a big part of many people's lives at SDSM&T. For students who do not want to get involved, there are many here that aren't and they never miss it. For students that would life to get involved in Greek life, it is a great opportunity, it looks good on resumes and the connections you make last a lifetime.

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