At the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, world-renowned professors invent tomorrow by preparing the engineering and science leaders of the future and by creating new ideas that drive global research, industry, and policy.
With one of the best student to faculty ratios of any leading public engineering and science university (1 to 13), you have the opportunity to work with a wide range of professors who will challenge you to meet their high standards and create fresh ideas.
At the School of Mines, undergraduate students start collaborating with faculty on research almost immediately, an honor often reserved only for graduate students. The projects you will be working on will allow you to use your skills and imagination to solve science challenges.
And as our current students and alumni will testify, you will build close working relationships with your professors that will continue throughout your professional career.
School of Mines faculty members also develop close working relationships with each other accross disciplines, especially when it comes to research initiatives. And faculty members also collaborate with industry as the university strives to help solve some of the many engineering and science problems of today as well as generate economic development in Rapid City, the Black Hills, and the state of South Dakota.