There are no easy degrees at SD Mines. We prepare graduates who tackle the most difficult challenges of the 21st century. We educate students to a high standard in a wide array of science and engineering disciplines.
Integrating study with professional work experience prepares our students to succeed. Our internship program is second to none. In Summer 2016, our students had paid internships and research positions in over 240 different organizations in 39 states and 3 countries with an average wage of over $17.00/hour.
SD Mines has been named one of “America’s Best College Buys” for 17 straight years. With starting salaries and placement rates better than Harvard, the Wall Street Journal named Mines #1 for return on investment for a public university nationwide.
Graduate students don’t teach. Professors teach. We are big enough to be an exceptional engineering and science university and small enough to know you. Average class sizes are small with plenty of one-on-one attention from professors.
Enjoy the climate of Colorado Springs with an outdoor playground at your doorstep for hiking, biking, or rock-climbing when you’re not enjoying the restaurants and tourist town vibe of Rapid City.
College is more than classes. It’s a thriving community, a vibrant patchwork of concerts and intramurals, lectures and plays, student clubs, impromptu volleyball games, and cheering fans packing the stands on game day. Some people say these are the best years of your life. We can guarantee they’ll be the most fun.
College can be the best four years of your life, full of memories you’ll never forget and experiences you couldn’t have imagined. And the best part about it at SD Mines? What you’ll do here will impact the world, and what you do with your degree after will change it. Ready to get started?