Take a closer look at the Hardrock life.

Take a closer look at the Hardrock life.


STEM is Our Specialty

Our programs are 100% STEM-focused. Here, you will break things, build things, and invent tomorrow. 


We are Adventurous

When in comes to life outside the classroom, our one-of-kind location offers the best of all worlds.


We are a Smart Investment

South Dakota Mines places among the top universities in the state and nation, affirming we are a best-in-class STEM university.


See for Yourself

Take a closer look at the Hardrock life.  Schedule a campus visit or take a virtual tour to experience our amazing community.

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Mines Receives $1 Million Donation for Athletic Scholarships

The Hardrock Club, the primary fundraising entity for the South Dakota Mines Athletic Department has received a significant donation earmarked for the men's and women's basketball programs.

South Dakota Mines Again Ranks Among the Nation’s Top Five Military Friendly Schools

Military Friendly has ranked South Dakota Mines second in the nation for its service to veterans. Mines is the only public university in the state to achieve a Top 10 ranking from the organization as a “2023-2024 Military Friendly® School.”

Dr. Laurie Anderson Named AAAS Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named Dr. Laurie Anderson to its 2022 class of Fellows. AAAS fellowship is one of the most distinct honors in the scientific community. Anderson is the first woman to be named an AAAS fellow while employed at a South Dakota university.

South Dakota Mines Honors Students for Academic Excellence

South Dakota Mines named 569 students to the Fall 2022 Dean’s List, and 64 part-time students received Academic Recognition for the Fall 2022 semester.

Mines in Minecraft: Student Renders University Campus Inside Popular Video Game

South Dakota Mines computer engineering major Jaxxen Cheney has built a model of the university campus inside the popular video game Minecraft.

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We are Driven

STEM can change the world. Tackle society’s toughest challenges through research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.


We are Hands-On

Learn by doing in makerspaces, labs, and through internships and co-ops. Real-world experiences lead to great career opportunities.


We are Successful

Graduates go on to work for Fortune 500 companies. 97% placement in field of study and average starting salaries over $68,000.


We are a Family

Build a lifelong network of friends and learn from faculty who are exceptional mentors. We believe collaboration and support lead to success for all.

Build it.

Break it.

Create it.

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

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