South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

country rank  688
world rank  1908

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University Overview

Established in 1885, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is a non-profit public state specialized higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Rapid City (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), South Dakota. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 135 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SDSMT also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym SDSMT
Founded 1885
Motto It Starts at SD Mines
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 501 E Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City
57701-3995 South Dakota
United States
Tel +1 (605) 394 2511
Fax +1 (605) 394 6883

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is considered but not required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are considered but not required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 501 East St. Joseph Street
Rapid City 57701
(605) 394 6884
877 877 6044

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools
2000 Classification Schools of engineering and technology
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's Library
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 145,725 physical volumes, 40,482 physical media, 123,332 digital/electronic medium and 37 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,082 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1925


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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