Overview

Applicants
1,549
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average HS GPA
3.51

GPA Breakdown

39%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
510 - 650
SAT Math
560 - 657.5
SAT Writing
480 - 610
ACT Composite
24 - 28

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15.4:1
Total Faculty
178
with Terminal Degree
143

129
Men
49
Women
26
Minority
10
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
21%
Graduate in 5 years
44%
Graduate in 6 years
52%

Majors

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Engineering/Industrial Management

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Physical Sciences

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Dr. Alan Kurtenbach
Co-founder & Chairman - Daktronics

Dr. Duane Sander
Co-founder & Board Member - Daktronics

Dr. James Abourezk
Lawyer and Former US Senator

Dr. Paul Gnirk
Founder & Retired Pres. of ReSpec

Clifford Mumm
Sr. VP of Bechtel Construction Operations

Gary W. Dirks
Director in Research Department at ASU

Gary Veurink
Executive VP & COO for International Justice Mission

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,301

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,482

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,300

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,008

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
71%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$3,508

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$4,170
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$7,000
Required Fees
$5,870
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$0
Transportation for Commuters
$2,500

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
SMART grants, ACG grants

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,471
Out of State

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
39

Demographics

1.91%
American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.66%
Asian
1.96%
African-American
4.24%
Hispanic
85.43%
Caucasian
2.83%
International

22% female
78% male
84% are full time
16% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
63%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
85%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
98

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Other
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
82
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
1
Number of Religious Organizations
7

30% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

10% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Hardrockers)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lady Hardrockers)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
80

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
9

Average Number of PC's per Lab
7

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Hewlett-Packard, Fujitsu

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Melissa Kolve
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
501 East. St. Joseph Sreet.
Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone
605-394-2414

Email
admissions@sdsmt.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Surbeck Student Center
King (Sports) Center
CAMP
Geology Museum
O'Harra Stadium (Dunham Field)
Paleontology Research Center Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Building

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse
The Black Hills
Main Street Square
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center & Ice Arena
Terry Peak & Mystic Mountain
Main Street Square is in downtown Rapid City and provides space for outdoor events, including winter ice skating, summer farmers markets and outdoor movies.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
7:30 am or 4:30 pm
605-394-2414

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Daily M-F excluding holidays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@sdsmt.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bus, taxi, car rental, airport shuttle. Closest airport is Rapid City Regional Airport, about 20 minutes away, serviced by Allegiant Air, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, and American Airlines.

Driving Instructions to Campus
By Car: *From the East - Go west on I-90 to Exit 57. Proceed south on West Boulevard I-190 and turn left onto St. Joseph Street (one way). Continue through downtown and turn right onto campus after the main parking area. *From the West - Go east on I-90 to Exit 57. Proceed south on West Boulevard I-190 and turn left onto St. Joseph Street (one way). Continue through downtown and turn right onto campus after the main parking area. *Highway 16 (from the South) - Travel north on Highway 16 into Rapid City and turn right onto St. Joseph Street (one way). Continue through downtown and turn right onto campus after the main parking area. *Highway 44 (from the West) - Travel east on Highway 44 (Jackson Blvd) to Main Street. Turn right onto Main St for 1/4 mile until it divides and becomes St. Joseph Street (one way). Continue through downtown and turn right onto campus after the main parking area. *Highway 44 (from the East) - Travel west on Highway 44 (Omaha St) and turn left onto St. Patrick St. Take St. Patrick Street to St. Joseph Street and turn right. Go 1/2 mile and turn left at the entrance directly after the O’Harra Stadium. *Highway 79 (from the South) - Travel north on Highway 79, and take the downtown exit to St. Joseph Street. Go 1/2 mile and turn left at the entrance directly after the O’Harra Stadium.

Local Accommodations
1. In off term times (summer, between terms) inquire with admissions about staying in one of the dorms. Most about 1 mile, all less than 2 miles: 2. Hotel Alex Johnson 3. Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn 3. Howard Johnson Express Hotel 4. Several motels including the Town House Motel, from less than a mile to two miles away. Ample affordable lodging exists close to campus.