South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Top Questions

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?


The classes are hard. It is a tough school. Many people do not graduate in four years because of the difficulty of the material. And you know what? That is completely fine. There is such a stigma on not making it in 4 years. I want you to know that there is no shame in taking your time and making sure you know everything.


The most frustrating thing about my school is that all of the fields of study are very focused and classes can be extremely difficult and time consuming.


The most frustrating thing about my school is the lack of entertainment in the city in which it is located. It is isolated and the nearest big city is over six hours away. Overall the quality of education and the amount of school-related activities is excellent. Professors and students are able to build relationships amongst eachother which tends to open doors for students and their futures.


Sometimes there's just not enough core classes available when I need to take them.


The most frustrating thing about this school is the difficulty of the material. If you aren't emotionally strong, or strong-willed you will never make it. Test averages and GPA at this school is low for that very reason. Many students have to take cources multiple times to pass them.