South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology can be found in Rapid City, SD, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has an enrollment of over two thousand students.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at this school. A score within the range of 1060 to 1290 on the SAT exam, or 24 to 28 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology average GPA (3.35 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 86% of all applicants are granted admission to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, from which 48 percent choose to attend.

Overall South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

86.1%

The overall acceptance rate for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was reported as 86.1% in Fall 2013 with over 1,340 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 24 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into South Dakota School of Mines and Technology?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2016 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2016-2017 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 83.5%
  • 2010-2011: 93.3%
  • 2011-2012: 87.9%
  • 2012-2013: 88.4%
  • 2013-2014: 86.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2016-2017: 87.7%

How Does South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Compare?

86.1%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is fifty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Black Hills State University89.2%
Dickinson State University48.7%
University of Mary83.1%
Northern State University93.3%
Presentation College66.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants1,34381.1%18.9%
Admitted1,15681.1%18.9%
Enrolled55382.5%17.5%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math24 - 29
Composite Score24 - 28
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