|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
The acceptance rate at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is 86%. It ranks #6 in South Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 1,137 out of 1,329 applicants were admitted.
The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 27 percent (SAT 1155/1355 ACT 24/29). South Dakota School of Mines and Technology typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.57. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||565|
|SAT Math 25th||590|
|SAT Composite 25th||1155|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||665|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1355|
|Average SAT Score||1260|
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 prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1155 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology ranks #1 in South Dakota and #162 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 28 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1355 and Above||Good||>91%|
|1255 to 1355||Avg +||86%-91%|
|1155 to 1255||Avg -||78%-86%|
|1055 to 1155||Reach||68%-78%|
|Less than 1055||Low||<68%|
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|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||30|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||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. 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>92%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||86%-92%|
|24 to 26||Avg -||80%-86%|
|22 to 24||Reach||72%-80%|
|Less than 22||Low||<72%|
What GPA do you need to get into South Dakota School of Mines and Technology?
Applicants require 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 3.57 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 3.57 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as South Dakota School of Mines and Technology accepts 86% of all applicants.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
56% of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||24%|
|Top 25% of class||56%|
|Top 50% of class||86%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||37%||41%||40%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is $20.
What are the requirements for admission to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Considered but not required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|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.
28% of students submit their SAT scores to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. 82% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
86% 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 1155 and 1355. 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.