South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

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501 E. St. Joseph Street

Rapid City, SD 57701

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Phone: (605) 394-2511
2013-2014 Tuition
$8,240
in-state
$11,070
out-of-state
Students
2,101
enrolled
75%
male /
25%
female
Admissions
rolling admission
87.9%
accepted

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Summary

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is a public institution that was founded in 1885. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,101, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 120 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,240 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $11,070 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology provides students not only with the technical know-how to be successful in engineering and science careers, but also the leadership skills that contribute to corporations and society at large through the application of scientific and engineering skills. The School of Mines has embarked on a leadership level in the cutting edge science of nanotechnology. All this is offered at very affordable rates to resident and out of state students alike. Having a student body size of about 2500, more students have the opportunity for individual attention.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1885
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $42,670,413

Applying

When applying to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is $20. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 87.9 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 87.9%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is 14:1, and the school has 33.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology include: Mechanical Engineering; Civil Engineering, General; Electrical and Electronics Engineering; Chemical Engineering; and Computer Programming/Programmer, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 79.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 20%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Mechanical Engineering 22%
Civil Engineering, General 10%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 9%
Chemical Engineering 7%
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 7%

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Student Life

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,101, with a gender distribution of 74.9 percent male students and 25.1 percent female students. At this school, 38.3 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 61.7 percent of students live off campus. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,424
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Students who have cars on campus 75%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 57.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,246.

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In-state tuition and fees $8,240 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $11,070 (2013-14)
Room and board $6,130 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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