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Rapid City, South Dakota

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
83.3%
Admission Difficulty for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in South Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,209 out of 1,451 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 29 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.

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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1160-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
28%
SAT Scores for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1160
SAT Scores for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1260

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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 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in South Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 28 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >89%
1260 to 1360 Avg + 83%-89%
1160 to 1260 Avg - 74%-83%
1060 to 1160 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 1060 Low <63%
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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
82%
ACT Scores for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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. The school ranks #1 in South Dakota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 82 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

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. The school ranks #2 in South Dakota for highest average GPA. 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.

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Admission Statistics

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 356 1,095 1,451
Accepted 286 923 1,209
Acceptance Rate 80% 84% 83%
Enrolled 103 356 459
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 39% 38%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and what considerations affect admission decisions?

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

28% of students submit their SAT scores to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. 82% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

83% of those who apply are granted admission to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1160 and 1360. 28% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 29. 82% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.