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 1155 to 1355 on the SAT exam, or 24 to 29 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 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 77% of all applicants are granted admission to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, from which 41 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at sdsmt.edu.

Overall South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020

76.6%

The overall acceptance rate for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was reported as 76.6% in Fall 2020 with over 1,500 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 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.57

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

Applicant Selectivity: High

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 84.5%
  • 2017-2018: 83.4%
  • 2018-2019: 83.3%
  • 2019-2020: 76.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 75.2%

How Does South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Compare?

76.6%
This School
56.7%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is thirty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Black Hills State University83.9%
Dickinson State University99.7%
University of Mary73.6%
Northern State University84.5%
Presentation College90.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • 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 2020)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants1,50469.7%30.3%
Admitted1,15272.1%27.9%
Enrolled46873.9%26.1%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading565 - 665
Math590 - 690
Total Score1155 - 1355
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 30
Math25 - 30
Composite Score24 - 29
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