The Black Hills - A Location
Unlike Any Other.

The Black Hills - A Location
Unlike Any Other.


Undergraduate Admissions

We are a STEM university, with curriculum that allows you to jump into your major from day one. We expect you to break things, build things, explore your passions, and invent tomorrow.


Graduate Admissions

Gain access to renowned faculty, high-tech facilities, challenging projects, and the resources you need to advance your career and research what matters - here and around the globe.

Athletics All-Sport Season Pass

Cheer on the Hardrockers

Don’t miss any of the action! Get your Hardrocker All Sport passes online today. The All Sports season pass gets you into all the Hardrocker home sports events for general admission.


Online Viewbook

Want a closer look at the Hardrock life? Our online viewbook captures in images and video just how unique the South Dakota Mines experience is.

See if you Qualify for In-state Tuition Rates

Undergraduate Students

New freshmen and transfer students from Colorado, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wyoming can attend at the in-state rate through the South Dakota Advantage, saving $4,000 annually. The in-state tuition rate also applies to Children of Alumni, Veterans, and active Military and their spouse.

Students from Minnesota can take advantage of reciprocity tuition rates.

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Students Walking Across Campus

Graduate Students

New graduate students from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming can enroll in an on-campus graduate degree at the in-state rate after completing the bachelor's degree, saving $6,000 annually.

Students from Minnesota can take advantage of reciprocity tuition rates.

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Junior Bladesmithing Championship Seeks High School Sword and Knifemakers from Across the United Sates

South Dakota Mines  annual Junior Bladesmithing Championship is now accepting applications. The competition is open to high school students across the nation who can produce a blade by hand-hammering or trip-hammer forging.

Raven Industries Gives $150,000 to South Dakota Mines for New Scholarship and Avionics Upgrades

South Dakota Mines’ Department of Electrical Engineering has received $150,000 from Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN) to support the university’s new minor in avionics.

Mines Career Fair Proves Key for South Dakota’s Economy

South Dakota Mines is smallest of the state’s public universities by student headcount, but Mines repeatedly hosts some of the biggest career fairs that include employers ranging from local engineering start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Mines Names Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in Honor of Alumna Karen M. Swindler

South Dakota Mines’ chemical and biological engineering department has been renamed the Karen M. Swindler Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering after the Mines alumna who passed away in 2018.

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Virtual Tour

Visit our Campus Virtually!

View our unique campus through vibrant imagery, VR360 tours, and video that allows you to enjoy 360° panoramic views from the convenience of your own computer or mobile device.

SD Mines was ranked as the #1

Best Engineering University

South Dakota Mines was ranked as the #1 engineering university in the country for return on investment by College Factual in its 2021 rankings.

Go To Mines Campus Open House

Go To Mines Open House

Join us at an upcoming Go To Mines event. Talk with professors, learn about research, explore campus, get insider tips on campus life and how to apply.


Explore the Black Hills

Students will find a variety of activities to enjoy off campus, from exploring the Rushmore Region to Top 10 Outdoor Adventures in the Black Hills.

Build it.

Break it.

Create it.

Join our community of innovators forging their own path to what's next.

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