Tuition & Fees

$8,441

$11,689

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

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,695
Declined + 478
Total Received 5,173
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Public

10,959

undergraduate students

1,654

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
19%
400-499
52%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
44%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
200-299
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
26%
18-23
45%
12-17
21%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
40%
18-23
38%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
38%
18-23
49%
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 363-acre campus is located in Brookings, 50 miles from Sioux Falls.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 12,613
Established in 1881
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AABI (Aviation Accreditation Board International)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  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)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

Brookings, SD

363-acre campus in Brookings (population: 23,895), 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
1015 Campanile Avenue
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
37%
Top 1/2
69%
Bottom 1/2
31%
Bottom 1/4
10%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
19%
400-499
52%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
44%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
200-299
1%
30-36
7%
24-29
26%
18-23
45%
12-17
21%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
40%
18-23
38%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
38%
18-23
49%
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

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,695
Declined + 478
Total Received 5,173

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 $7,191
Room $3,709
Board $3,234
Additional fees $1,250
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $16,884

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

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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
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Education/Communication/Leadership
Agricultural Systems Technology
Agricultural/Biological Engineering
Agricultural/Biosystems Engineering
Agricultural/Resource Economics
Agriculture
Agriculture/Biosystems/Mechanical Engineering
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
Chemistry Education
Civil Engineering
Communication Studies/Journalism
Community/Regional Planning
Computational Sciences/Statistics
Computer Science
Construction Management
Consumer Affairs
Counseling/Human Resource Development
Curriculum/Instruction
Dairy Manufacturing
Dairy Production
Data Science
Dietetics
Early Childhood Education
Ecology/Environmental Sciences
Economics
Educational Administration
Electrical Engineering
Electronics Technology
Engineering
English
Entrepreneurship Studies
Environmental Management
Exercise Science
Exploratory Studies
Family/Consumer Science Education
French Studies
General Studies
Geographic Information Science
Geography
Geospatial Science/Engineering
German
Global Studies
Graphic Design
Health Education
History
Horticulture
Hospitality Management
Human Development/Family Services
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Sciences
Industry/Organization Psychology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
Journalism
Landscape Architecture
Manufacturing Technology
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Laboratory Science
Microbiology
Music
Music Education
Natural Resource Law Enforcement
Nursing
Nutrition Sciences
Nutrition/Dietetics
Nutrition/Exercise Science
Operations Management
Pharmaceutical Science
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy
Physical Education/Teacher Education
Physics
Plant Science
Political Science
Precision Agriculture
Principal Preparation
Psychology
Public Health
Public Relations
R.N. Upward Mobility
Range Science
Rangeland Ecology/Management
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Communication
Sport/Recreation Studies
Sport/Recreation/Park Management
Statistics
Studio Arts
Theatre
Wildlife/Fisheries Science
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Undergraduate

87%

10,959
students

Female
53%
5,770

Male
47%
5,189

Graduate

13%

1,654
students

Female
56%
934

Male
44%
720

undergraduateFull-time

77%

8,474
students

Female
51%
4,276

Male
49%
4,198

undergraduatePart-time

23%

2,485
students

Female
61%
1,494

Male
39%
991

Student Break-down

4%
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
78%
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

79%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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