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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology



Founded in 1885 to provide instruction in the region’s primary industry, mining, today the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has evolved into one of the leading science and engineering universities in the region.


We value the diversity of unique backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and talents within our community. It is our goal to promote a culture of respect, honor, understanding, integrity, and collaboration. It is through this diversity and inclusion that we find our strength. 


Research at Mines happens every day of the year, involves faculty and students at every academic level, and frequently includes collaboration across the state, the nation and the globe.


Join more than 425 faculty and staff whose impact is felt on campus, in the community, and the world beyond. In this rich environment of innovation and education, you’ll experience growth and effect change. Explore our job opportunities and discover a breadth of exciting careers.

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Student services

The Career and Professional Development Center at the School of Mines works with students, employers and the community to ensure Mines students graduate ready for a rewarding career. Mines students are highly sought after due to their professional development and strong academics.

Housing services

Welcome to Residence Life at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology! Almost 1,100 students call our residence halls home while at SD Mines. We guarantee housing for all students who have graduated from high school in the past two years ( per BOR housing policies) and offer upperclass housing and apartments for all students interested in campus living. Please take time to look through our website to learn about our residence life program, the housing options we offer, and much more.

Library services

The Devereaux Library offers many resources, from those needed for advanced research to entertainment and distractions when you just want to rest and relax. Find a full list on our All Resources webpage. Electronic resources, books, maps, journals, archives, and more are available to you.

ICT services

Our Mission is to provide proactive, responsive, people-oriented technology, training, and support in the areas of computing, instructional multimedia, and networking. In partnership with faculty members and the Technology Fellows program, ITS pioneers new learning technologies to provide quality educational experiences outside the traditional classroom.

Medical services

Health services, which includes medical treatment in the student health office or at a referred service provider, are available to all students who pay the health fee at registration each semester.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in Rapid City, in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, South Dakota Mines offers a rigorous academic experience, supported by small class sizes, committed faculty members, and many student development programs and organizations.  We’re known for:

Sports facilities

The brand-new SD Mines Wellness & Recreation Center offers students 34,000 square feet of new or remodeled space to enjoy, including a large fitness and workout area, bouldering wall, two-court gym, locker rooms, squash and racquetball courts, and many other new amenities.  

Student clubs

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) student chapter aims to provide its members activities that promote the knowledge of oil and gas exploration, and to help students develop professional knowledge and ethics in preparation for careers in petroleum geology. The chapter plans activities throughout the year to foster positive relationships and engagement with the petroleum industry as well as prepare for and participate in future Imperial Barrel Award competitions.


The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The HLC is the recognized accrediting agency for the north central states.

All SD Mines undergraduate engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, which is the recognized accrediting agency for engineering.  The BS program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed the personal feel of the University. The smaller classes allowed for a better connection and access to the professors.

Rapid City, South Dakota, United States

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