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About South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

If you are interested in a career in engineering and science, we hope you will consider the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology for your education. We offer an excellent education in engineering and science at an outstanding value.

CBS MoneyWatch, in its report published on May 1, 2013, ranks South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in the top 25 universities in the nation with the best return on investment. ( Average starting salaries for our students are $62,696, which is a great start to launch an outstanding career.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers a university environment where you get to know your classmates and your professors well. Though small in size (approximately 2400 students), we are recognized throughout the world for the quality of our education, our extensive research, and for professors who are leaders in their fields.

For more information on our degrees and programs of study, please continue to:

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Total Students


Student Ratio
Female 25%
Male 75%


Total Faculty


Faculty/Student Ratio
14 : 1


Estimated Cost



Total Applicants






Test Scores

SAT Math


SAT Reading


SAT Writing

ACT Composite


Ivanhoe International Center

Welcome International Students!

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has a thriving international community, including students and faculty, resources and support, to help international students thrive and succeed here.

International students have historically constituted approximately 5 percent to 12 percent of the total student population attending the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSM&T). In the fall semester, 2013, there are approximately 130 international students from more than 30 countries enrolled in undergraduate and graduate studies. The faculty includes many people with international backgrounds as well.

Study abroad programs are growing at the School of Mines. Students participate in short-term, summer, semester, and year-long programs in many locations around the world.

The Ivanhoe International Center (IIC) was established at SDSM&T in the fall semester, 1994, through a generous gift by an alumnus, Mr. Lytton F. "Buster" Ivanhoe. The IIC is located in the Surbeck Student Center, and is the center of international activities on campus. A broad program of services is provided to international students and students wanting to study abroad.

Assistance is available in the Ivanhoe International Center (located in the Surbeck Center), and the Dean of Students Office. Please contact us for any help you may need. We are here to assist you and we want to help you as much as possible.

Students & Faculty

  • 2,424Total Students
  • 1,816Male Students
  • 608Female Students
  • 140Total Intl Students
  • 109Intl Male Students
  • 31Intl Female Students
  • 160Total Faculty
  • 123Male Faculty
  • 37Female Faculty
  • 14:1Student/Fac Ratio


total applicants

admitted (905)

enrolled (419)

SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.

Other Requirements:
Admissions Test Scores?
Other Test?
College Prep?
Neither required nor recommended
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Degrees & Programs

Applied Mathematics, General
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Computational Science
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Construction Management
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Geology/Earth Science, General
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Physics, General

Dear Students,

The members of the Student Affairs Division and I welcome you to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. We are dedicated to serving students and helping individuals grow and develop while they pursue their educational and career goals.

I came to the School of Mines in the fall of 2000 as the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Dean of Students. Prior to that I worked in the divisions of student affairs at Eastern Montana College (now Montana State University – Billings) and Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. Being a native of Wyoming, it is great to be in this part of the country.

I enjoy meeting students and hearing firsthand your questions, concerns and accomplishments. And definitely make sure I know how to pronounce your name because it is my privilege to introduce you as you receive your SDSM&T undergraduate diploma!

Here's looking forward to seeing you around campus, whether it is at events, in the Hardrock Dining Hall, on the Quad, or in my office located in the Surbeck Center.


Dean Mahon
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

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