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501 E Saint Joseph St
Rapid City , South Dakota 57701-3995

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ADA Services Office
501 E Saint Joseph St
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
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About South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is a prestigious public university located in the beautiful city of Rapid City, South Dakota. Known for its exceptional programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), this institution offers a rigorous academic curriculum coupled with hands-on learning experiences that prepare students for successful careers in their respective fields.

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, often referred to as SDSM&T or simply Mines, has a rich history of excellence in education and research. As a four-year university, it offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs across various disciplines, ensuring that students have numerous opportunities to pursue their academic interests and career goals.

One notable aspect of SDSM&T is its strong emphasis on applied learning and practical experience. The university takes pride in its collaborative partnerships with industries and government agencies, providing students with valuable internship opportunities, cooperative education experiences, and research projects that have real-world applications. This unique approach allows students to gain hands-on experience and work alongside professionals in their chosen fields, increasing their chances of employment upon graduation.

The accessibility score of 1 highlights the university’s commitment to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for all students. SDSM&T is dedicated to ensuring that students have equal access to education and campus resources, regardless of individual circumstances or backgrounds. With a strong focus on diversity and inclusion, the university aims to foster an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding, where all students can thrive academically and personally.

Situated in Rapid City, South Dakota, SDSM&T offers students an ideal balance between academic pursuits and recreational opportunities. Rapid City is a vibrant city known for its natural beauty, with the majestic Black Hills serving as a stunning backdrop. Students can take advantage of the surrounding area’s outdoor recreational activities, including hiking, biking, skiing, and exploring national parks, such as Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park.

Additionally, Rapid City offers a welcoming and friendly community, with a vibrant downtown area filled with shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. There are numerous events and festivals throughout the year, creating a lively atmosphere for students to engage with the local community.

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is more than just a university; it is a place where students can fully immerse themselves in the world of science and technology, while also enjoying the natural wonders and warm community of Rapid City. Through its strong academic programs, commitment to hands-on learning, and supportive environment, SDSM&T provides students with the tools they need to succeed both academically and professionally. With its long-standing history, forward-thinking approach, and beautiful surroundings, SDSM&T is truly a remarkable institution.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations