South Dakota School of Mines And Technology

South Dakota School of Mines And Technology

USA

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The South Dakota School of Mines &Technology has been named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys” for the seventeenth consecutive year.

  • A thriving science & engineering research university
  • Has a beautiful 118-acre campus with 23 buildings
  • Welcomes international students from 39 countries
  • Student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1; 98% placement rate
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Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SD Mines) is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA, offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the university enrolled 2,798 students from 45 states and 39 foreign countries, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average early-career salary for graduates is $65,358 with a 98 percent placement rate.

Students are known and closely mentored by their professors; they get hands-on opportunities with projects and collaborations that offer real opportunities to put academic theories to work. National and international companies recruit Mines students for employment, co-ops and internships through its Career Center. The 98% placement rate shows that employers know Mines graduates are ready to make a meaningful contribution in the work place.

Located at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills, Rapid City offers students a wide array of recreational activities to balance academic studies. A vibrant downtown area and a variety of arts and entertainment venues are available, and a thriving tourism industry offers students fun placesto explore and attracts international visitors from all over the world. Outdoor activities abound: from hiking, biking, skiing and snowboarding, to rock climbing and caving, and everything in between. With five national parks and monuments within an hour’s drive, and numerous other state parks to choose from, the Rapid City area is an outdoor paradise.

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5.5

Undergraduate

5.5

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68

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68

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$8570

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

$3901

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$16760

POSTGRADUATE

$14000

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Aaron, India 4

Attractive return on investment

While SDSM&T may not have the renown that some of the bigger US universities have, it focuses on a few things and does them well, for a fraction of the cost. The rigorous academic and professional development programs put the best companies within your reach. And while the computer science program admit read full review

While SDSM&T may not have the renown that some of the bigger US universities have, it focuses on a few things and does them well, for a fraction of the cost. The rigorous academic and professional development programs put the best companies within your reach. And while the computer science program admittedly has a smaller range of electives than you could find at another university, SDSM&T makes up for it with its low student to faculty ratio. This gives you easy access to the professors, who really care about their students' career development. A highlight at SDSM&T are the numerous student organizations. There are organizations for a host of diverse interests from professional societies to the ski & snowboard club, which means that there's always something you can get involved in. show less

Blake, Australia 5

SDSMT provides all the resources for you to excel inside and outside the classroom

SDSMT has a wonderful education that is catered to develop a well-rounded engineer. There are countless opportunities for students to participate in events, develop leadership skills and gain mentoring for classes etc. SDSMT allows any student (that is willing) to pursue countless in class and extra cu read full review

SDSMT has a wonderful education that is catered to develop a well-rounded engineer. There are countless opportunities for students to participate in events, develop leadership skills and gain mentoring for classes etc. SDSMT allows any student (that is willing) to pursue countless in class and extra curricular activities- furthering enhancing their experience and thus graduating as a well prepared engineer. My main advice: EVERYTHING you need to do well is there for any student, all you have to do is seek it out and apply yourself accordingly. This school has provided me with many positive and tremendous opportunities that I will forever be grateful for. show less

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