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The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

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This school has a fairly negative reputation in
This school has a fairly negative reputation in the industry. The few alumni encountered are pretty bitter towards the school and rightfully so. All the years I attended I had higher GPA, was involved in more clubs, contributed to my department beyond most other students, cared about my education more than most students at this school and was self employed to pay for it yet the prejudice scholarship department awarded scholarships to drastically sub-par students that were NOT white males. This has nothing to do with department scholarships, as those are based on merit. This involves the school scholarship board. If you are a high achieving white male student, please do yourself a favor and avoid this racist, sexist, discriminatory school. You will be passed up by anyone that isn't male and white for scholarships. DO NOT GIVE BACK TO THIS SCHOOL! They seriously do not care. I have proof too: the scholarship applications from an under-achieving white female and an exemplary white male, one of the highest GPAs on campus... guess who got the scholarships. Stay away from this hillbilly college.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Transfer students: Stop now and go somewhere else.Super BrilliantEngineering Department
Transfer students: Stop now and go somewhere else. You will waste at least 12 credits on required and not-transferable humanities and tech com credits.

Humanities Department: It's 2017, the 7% scale solidifies how archaic and irrelevant the department is. Been to several Universities and never hear of such a stupid system:

79-85=C, etc... Yeah, this exists and only at this ridiculous school.
Cost: Very reasonable costs but they will get theirs with pointless and non-transferable credit hours.

Student Body: Wow. What a let down. This is by far the laziest and most worthless student body I have ever encountered. Mindless mid-westerners with extremely sub-par performance in any group activity. How the hell to these idiots get jobs?

Faculty: Impressed overall with the faculty but their usefulness is neutered by the their overlords, the BOR. Welcome to the 8th reich in education.

Overall: This school ABSOLUTELY MUST distance itself from the South Dakota Board of Reagent (retards) in order to achieve the greatness some departments deserve. The student body leaves much to be desired as they are even more defeated than the faculty, who have absolutely no power because of the (retards).

If you are transferring here: STOP NOW!!!!!Non-traditional (older) student: STOP NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

3rd Year Male -- Class 2017
Friendliness: A, Useful Schoolwork: F
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Terrible school for non-traditional and transfer students.BrightEngineering Department
Terrible school for non-traditional and transfer students. Horrific transfer policy wastes a year in pointless credits like Technical Communications and Intro to Humanities. Student body is a broken spineless mess because of the helplessness this university instills. It seems to be the heart of the culture here. The humanities department is stuck in the 1970s, producing some of the worst writers I have ever come across at a university. Some departments are very good but overall I regret my decision to waste years of my life at this school.Oh, the tablet scam! Don't even get me started on that joke. Nearly $500 a semester extra is required to rent a garbage laptop from the school.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2017
Friendliness: A, Education Quality: F
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