South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (4)
I attend SDSM&T in 2015. To be honest you don`t want to do a master or PhD here in mechanical engineering (I can`t judge other departments since I was in mechanical department). The quality of what has been taught is so poor. The department is not supportive and most of faculties are going to be retired. They don`t have enough budget to support graduate students. If you want to make a decision based on my review and still you are not sure, Just check the website of department or send email to faculties ask if they have any fund to support graduate student. You will find out that almost none of them has any grant. It is basically due to not having any active research and most of them just want to teach and get done with everything. So disappointed with this school so I have to transfer to somewhere else.
Its a great school for this program. Professors are very friendly and helpful. It offers a great career prospect.
This school is tough. Homework loads are pretty high, especially after sophomore year. If you work hard it'll get you a great job, almost guaranteed. A lot of companies recruit at Mines, but mostly for Midwest positions. It's not too difficult to do your own job hunt and get interviews anywhere in the country, which is what I did. Mines helps you evaluate job offers and improve your resume, which was great.
SDSMT is a tough school, but the job prospects at the end are great. I loved the campus and facilities. A lot of the staff are super easy to talk to and good to work with. There is a large number of student organizations and teams active for the size of the student population, and getting involved with them really improved the college experience by applying a lot of the classroom knowledge and building connections. Overall a great experience.