Overview

A degree from SD Mines is the launchpad for a meaningful career that will empower you to make a difference in the world.  We are a STEM-focused university offering degrees in engineering, science, math, computer science, and pre-health.

If you’re looking for an ordinary college experience, we’re probably not for you. But if the thought of building a Baja car and taking it for a heart-pounding, off-roading spin sounds like a cool way to spend a Saturday, or making mobile apps seem like a good start to a syllabus, you may want to read on.

5 reasons Mines will be the best decision you ever make:

Build a nuclear reactor. Race a Formula car. Or discover a dinosaur. Our students have. Mines prepares you to tackle the most difficult (and fun!) challenges of the 21st century through hands-on education and unforgettable experiences.

Professors who know your name. Our faculty know every student, offering an open-door policy, personal attention, and unparalleled research opportunities guaranteed to help you succeed.

Earn more. Our science and engineering graduates start out with an average salary topping $63,000, and with 96% placement at places like Google, Boeing, ExxonMobil, and more, Mines is one of the best values in higher education. In fact, we’ve has been voted one of “America’s Best Buys” for 18 years straight.

Get real-world experience right away. 77% of Mines students land paid internships before graduation at NASA, Ford, and Caterpillar, to name just a few.

Discover four seasons of adventure. Located in the Rushmore Region’s stunning Black Hills, you’re always minutes away from rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, skiing, or snowboarding. And there’s plenty to do and see in Rapid City, a tourist hotspot with a small-town vibe and a taste of big city life.

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