Tuition & Fees

$8,172

$11,403

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,640
Declined + 420
Total Received 5,060
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Public

11,007

undergraduate students

1,582

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
14%
500-599
23%
400-499
47%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
46%
400-499
29%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
9%
24-29
27%
18-23
44%
12-17
20%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
43%
18-23
36%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
40%
18-23
47%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

South Dakota State, founded in 1881, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Education and Human Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, Pharmacy, Honors College, and Graduate School. Its 261 acre campus is located in Brookings, 50 miles from Sioux Falls.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 12,589
Established in 1881
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AABI (Aviation Accreditation Board International)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Brookings, SD

261-acre campus in Brookings (population: 22,943), 57 miles from Sioux Falls. Branch campuses in Pierre, Rapid City, and Sioux Falls. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Minneapolis-St. Paul (180 miles); smaller airport serves Sioux Falls.

South Dakota State University
Enrollment Services Center, Box 511
Brookings, SD 57007

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 4% of male students
 
3 sororities 2% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
9%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
14%
500-599
23%
400-499
47%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
46%
400-499
29%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
9%
24-29
27%
18-23
44%
12-17
20%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
43%
18-23
36%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
40%
18-23
47%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,640
Declined + 420
Total Received 5,060

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Essay
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Recommendations

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Tracy Welsh
Director of High School Relations and Admissions
P: 800 952-3541
F: 605 688-6891
sdsu.admissions@sdstate.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,155
Room $3,685
Board $3,254
Additional fees $1,017
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $16,611
Average Financial Aid - $8,636
Total with Avg. Aid $7,975

Financial Aid

44%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,636

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $11,712,359
State $48,439
Institutional
Other external
Total $11,760,798

Non-need-based

Federal $705,370
State $2,295,624
Institutional $6,228,652
Other external $4,219,936
Total $13,449,582

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
equestrian sports
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
National Collegiate Athletic Association, National Collegiate Equestrian Association, Western Wrestling Conference, Summit League, Missouri Valley Football Conference
Mascot
Jackrabbits
School colors
blue and yellow
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
ACS Certified Chemistry
Accelerated Nursing
Advertising
Aeronautics
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Journalism
Agricultural Systems Technology
Agricultural/Biological Engineering
Agricultural/Biosystems Engineering
Agricultural/Resource Economics
Agriculture
Agronomy
American Indian Studies
Animal Science
Animal/Range Sciences
Apparel/Merchandising
Architectural Studies
Architecture
Art Education
Athletic Training
Aviation
Biochemistry
Biological Science
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biotechnology
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication Studies/Journalism
Computational Sciences/Statistics
Computer Science
Construction Management
Consumer Affairs
Counseling/Human Development
Counseling/Human Resource Development
Curriculum/Instruction
Dairy Manufacturing
Dairy Production
Dietetics
Early Childhood Education
Ecology/Environmental Sciences
Economics
Education Administration
Electrical Engineering
Electronics Technology
Engineering
English
Entrepreneurship Studies
Environmental Management
Exercise Science
Exploratory Studies
Family/Consumer Science Education
French Studies
General Agriculture
General Studies
Geographic Information Science
Geography
Geospatial Science/Engineering
German
Global Studies
Graphic Design
Health Education
History
Horticulture
Hospitality Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
Journalism
Landscape Architecture
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Laboratory Science
Microbiology
Music
Music Education
Natural Resource Management
Nursing
Nutrition Sciences
Nutrition/Exercise/Food Science
Nutrition/Food Science
Operations Management
Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy
Physical Education/Teacher Education
Physics
Plant Science
Political Science
Psychology
R.N. Upward Mobility
Range Science
Sociology
Spanish
Speech
Sport/Recreation Studies
Sport/Recreation/Park Management
Statistics
Studio Arts
Theatre
Wildlife/Fisheries Science
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Undergraduate

87%

11,007
students

Female
53%
5,870

Male
47%
5,137

Graduate

13%

1,582
students

Female
54%
862

Male
46%
720

undergraduateFull-time

77%

8,559
students

Female
51%
4,337

Male
49%
4,222

undergraduatePart-time

23%

2,448
students

Female
63%
1,533

Male
37%
915

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

77%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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