Admissions Information

The application fee is $20 for applying undergraduate school and $35 for graduate school at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$35
Admission Informationhttps://www.sdsmt.edu/Admissions/
Online Applicationhttps://www.sdsmt.edu/Admissions/Apply/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedAssociate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctoral (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 80.00% and the yield is 42.04%. 1,071 men and 369 women applied to SD Mines and 878 men and 280 women students were accepted. Among them, 395 men and 95 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,4451,071369
Admitted1,156878280
Enrolled48639595
Acceptance Rate 80.00%81.98%75.88%
Yield 42.04%44.99%33.93%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 123 students (26% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 395 students (84%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 665 and the 25th percentile is 565. The SAT Math score is 690 (75th) and 590 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 29 (75th percentile) and 24 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing565665
SAT Math590690
ACT Composite2429
ACT Math2530
ACT English2230
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,256, ACT: 76 - public School of engineering).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA and High School Rank to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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SD Mines Admission Requirements
High School GPAConsidered but not Required
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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