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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was awarded 187 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is geological and geophysical engineering.
SD Mines was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has an acceptance rate of 86%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for SD Mines.
About 27% of students accepted to SD Mines submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 565 and 665. Math scores were between 590 and 690.
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With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.
Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.
The full-time faculty percentage at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is 89%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate of 78% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like South Dakota School of Mines and Technology enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.
When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at SD Mines is 16%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%
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During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,146 undergraduates at SD Mines with 1,701 being full-time and 445 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of SD Mines, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SD Mines, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $8,038 a year. That adds up to $32,152 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at SD Mines is 3.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
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Contact details for SD Mines are given below.
|Address:||501 E Saint Joseph St, Rapid City, SD 57701-3995|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Computer Information Systems||47||NA|
|Geological & Earth Sciences||9||NA|
Learn more about the majors offered at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.
In 2019-2020, 2,079 students took at least one online class at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. This is an increase from the 114 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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