South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, SD, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
2,778
Total Number of Undergrads
2,421
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
31%
20-39 Students
51%
40-99 Students
15%
0
100
17%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
51%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

Gender
Male
Female
57%
42%
Ethnicity

African American
1%
Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
White
85%
Hispanic
2%
Native American
2%

What Students Are Saying

3.93 Average Rating
I'm not going to lie, classes are difficult. You can't just coast through them without studying and hope to pass. Trust me. If you put in the time and effort though you'll find that it pays off. College is no walk in the park but if it was you wouldn't really get much out of it, would you?
Cora from Rapid City, SD
Some of the classes at SDSMT are quite challenging. There are very few classes students can skate through, but they come out knowing the material.
Beth from Colorado Springs, CO
Expectations and academic rigor are challenging and you are expected to be responsible and engaged.
John from Evergreen, CO
The first year, for many people, is very hard. Those of us that used to a rigorous and extensive schedule think that it is just as hard as high school. But after the first year, things get tough. You are expected to handle a lot more. Your classes get smaller as you are in more courses pertaining to your major but you also may have to take more credit hours to make sure you graduate on time. If you try your hardest and ask for help when needed you are sure to succeed, but if you think it is going to be an easy ride you are sorely mistaken.
Anonymous