South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rankings

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In the World#2182 of 14178
In North America#677 of 2629
In the United States#620 of 2528
In South Dakota#3 of 15
In Rapid City#1 of 2

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
77%
Average SAT
1255
Average ACT
27
Aid receiving
92%
Undergraduates
2,202
Graduates
323
Male:Female Ratio
75:25
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
sdsmt.edu

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate77%79%71%
Applicants1,5041,049455
Admissions1,152831321
Freshmen enrolled full time461344117
Freshmen enrolled part time725

42 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

72 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
123 or 26%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1155
or below

75% of them
had 1355
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are 1155-1355 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
394 or 84%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 24
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are 24-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school GPA Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White2007 (80%)
Nonresident Alien159 (6%)
Hispanic128 (5%)
Two or more races105 (4%)
Black or African American41 (2%)
Asian37 (1%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown20 (0.8%)
American Indian or Alaska Native18 (0.7%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$4,827
Students receiving aid
92%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$7,610$7,920
Tuition in-state$7,610$7,920
Tuition out-of-state$11,920$15,900
Fee in-district$3,160$3,350
Fee in-state$3,160$3,350
Fee out-of-state$3,160$3,350

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,082
Combined charge for room and board$8,770
Room charge$4,780
Meal charge$3,990

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Mechanical Engineering872
Civil Engineering, General64222
Chemical Engineering3994
Computer and Information Sciences, General47
Industrial Engineering41
Metallurgical Engineering40
Mining and Mineral Engineering2311
Electrical and Electronics Engineering284
Engineering & Industrial Management22
Geology & Earth Science, General20
Geological & Geophysical Engineering1172
Computer Engineering, General15
Biotechnology14
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other14
Materials Engineering112
Computational and Applied Mathematics11
Physics, General412
Chemistry, General7
Construction Engineering7
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General41
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering32
Nanotechnology5
Computational Science4
Paleontology3
General Studies2
Engineering, General1
Grand Total246511615
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate49%47%56%
  • Full-time retention rate - 78%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Publications
3,238
Citations
84,746

Publication count by topic

Materials science
898
Chemistry
389
Physics
330
Geology
316
Engineering
272
Environmental science
260
Computer science
256
Mathematics
116
Biology
111
Geography
43
Medicine
18
Psychology
17
Political science
10
Sociology
9
History
8
Business
7
Art
4
Economics
3

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Environmental science57511,639
Geology6526,818
Physics70919,429
Materials science95319,893
Engineering15742,049
Chemistry16649,827
Computer science17833,347
Geography1862471
Mathematics21361,424
Biology23903,535
Business376069
Psychology4201148
Sociology438211
Medicine494890
Political science51772
Economics52292

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199027255
199115241
199224334
199337320
199441315
199534302
199634356
199748374
199835430
199934405
200032407
200137423
200234521
200351624
200454636
200567932
2006551033
2007891197
2008811380
2009941551
20101022040
20111402478
20121383067
20131734151
20142095266
20151696427
20161627383
20172068206
20182027896
20191918973
20201699338

General info

Alternative namesSD Mines
SDSMT
Founded1885
WikipediaSouth Dakota School of Mines and Technology
MottoIt Starts at SD Mines
Colorsblue, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff407
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools

Location and Contacts

Address501 E Saint Joseph St
Rapid City, South Dakota, 57701-3995
United States
City population71,000
Phone6053942511
Fax+1 (605) 394 6883

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