South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, SD, USA
3.93 Average Rating

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a university located in the Mount Rushmore region. The institution was founded in 1885 to train students in the skilled trade of mining, and now offers a variety disciplines in the sciences. SD Mines features various research programs that focus on clean energy production, one of which explores the impacts of sustainable fracking. SD Mines is also home to the Museum of Geology, which exhibits paleontology and mineralogy artifacts like rare fossils and crystals. The campus also has the 33,000 square foot James E. Martin Paleontology Research Laboratory, which houses more than 500,000 specimens. The collections include mineralogy/petrology, paleobotany, invertebrate paleontology, micropaleontology, biology, and vertebrate paleontology.


Average Net Price
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Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
Out of State Students
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 27
Average SAT Composite: 1200

What Students Are Saying

3.93 Average Rating
south dakota school of mines is a great place for students who are considered geeks at their own school, and for those who may not fit in as well. don't come here for sports, come here if you want a great education.
Caitlin from Glendive, MT
Smaller school/class size creates a great opportunity to receive personalized education.
Excellent high-paying job opportunities while in school and after graduation.
Excellent opportunity to meet other high performing individuals and faculty.
John from Evergreen, CO

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