|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
Can I get into South Dakota School of Mines and Technology? The school has a 83% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,205 out of 1,445 applicants were admitted making South Dakota School of Mines and Technology an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||610|
|SAT Math 25th||610|
|SAT Composite 25th||1220|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||720|
|SAT Composite 75th||1410|
|Estimated Average SAT||1320|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology?
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology typically requires applicants to be in the top 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1120. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. 15 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1410 and Above||Good||>89%|
|1315 to 1410||Avg +||83%-89%|
|1220 to 1315||Avg -||74%-83%|
|1125 to 1220||Reach||63%-74%|
|Less than 1125||Low||<63%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||29|
|ACT Math 75th||29|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Estimated Average ACT||26|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into South Dakota School of Mines and Technology?
Admission data indicates that South Dakota School of Mines and Technology regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>90%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||83%-90%|
|24 to 26||Avg -||76%-83%|
|22 to 24||Reach||68%-76%|
|Less than 22||Low||<68%|
You will need very good grades in high school to get into South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as South Dakota School of Mines and Technology accepts 83% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||22%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||17%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||13%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||11%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||2%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
62% of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||17%|
|Top 25% of class||38%|
|Top 50% of class||62%|
|Bottom 50% of class||38%|
|Bottom 25% of class||3%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||35%||40%||38%|
What are the requirements for admission to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219347 IPEDS survey data for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.