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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

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Visiting And Contact Information

501 East St. Joseph Street

Rapid City, SD 57701-3995

United States

Phone: 605-394-2414

Fax: 605-394-1979

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 69
SAT:
% Submitting Score:17%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:560 - 657
     Math Middle 50%:560 - 620
     Writing Middle 50%:470 - 580
ACT:
% Submitting Score:90%
     ACT Middle 50%:24 - 28
     Math Middle 50%:25 - 29
     English Middle 50%:21 - 27
Average High School GPA:3.51
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:35%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:22%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:17%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:13%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:11%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:2%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:17%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:38%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:62%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 1,350
Total applicants who are accepted: 1,155
Total of accepted students who enroll: 519
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 79%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $20.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: No
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Waivable
Notification Begins: 11/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: No set date
Housing Deposit Deadline: 8/15
Housing Deposit Amount: $100.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in full
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 Semester
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Not Considered
Recommendation(s):Not Considered
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:4
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
     Visual / Performing Arts:1
Academic Units Recommended:
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:4
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
     Visual / Performing Arts:1
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    69
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    560 - 657
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    560 - 620
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    470 - 580
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    24 - 28
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    25 - 29
  •      English Middle 50%:
    21 - 27
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.51
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