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The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

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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:

100-93=A
86-92=B
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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Like any school, SDSM&T is what you makeQuite BrightOther
Like any school, SDSM&T is what you make it. Opportunities are tremendous if they are taken advantage of. Class sizes are small and the Professor, not a TA, teaches and knows you by name. Cost is low and starting pay in engineering is very good. Plus, you are Rapid City. The city offers variety. Free outdoor concerts in the summer. It's a tourist area, so there are lots to do. If you like the outdoors, the Badlands are to the East and the Black Hills are to the west. Plenty of places to get away and relax at zero cost. Plenty of student organizations on campus can help you get involved with whatever you are interested in.

It's an Engineering school. The homework is hard. You'll be challenged. The variety of people is more than you'd expect. 60% of the students are from outside South Dakota. That is a testament to the low cost and high value of an SDSM&T education offers.Children of alumni pay in-state tuition!

1st Year Male -- Class 1991
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Social Life: B-
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