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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Student Life

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is on a 120-acre campus in a suburban setting in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology also has fraternities and sororities.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has a thriving eSports 144. In fact, more students participate in eSports 144 than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology include ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), Skid Snowboard Club 115, AIChe 107 and ASCE 105.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology students' favorite campus events are Homecoming/M Week, Engineers' Week and Fall Career Fair.

Does South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offer student housing?

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology students live on campus. In 2021, 60% of undergrads at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 40% of students lived off-campus or commuted to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. There are 1,079 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,485 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 946 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 80% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, take Interstate 90 to Rapid City, SD. If you need to fly, book your flight to Rapid City Regional airport.

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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Students

20%

Women

80%

Men

81%

Full Time

19%

Part Time

47%

In State

53%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

Undergraduate Students

2,485

Graduate Students

374

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Campus Services

Student Services
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Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,859

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

85%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$12,110

Out-of-State

$16,530

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 15
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