South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

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Tuition & Fees

$9,200

$12,675

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
630
25th
500
75th
670
25th
500
75th
25
25th
19
75th
26
25th
19
75th
26
25th
20
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,705
Declined 585
Total Received 5,290
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Public

12,028

undergraduate students

1,909

graduate students

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School Facts

South Dakota State University, 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.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 13,937
Established in 1881
Coeducational Coeducational

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332-acre campus in Brookings (population: 23,938), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

South Dakota State University
1015 Campanile Avenue, Box 2201
Brookings, SD
57007

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
630
25th
500
75th
670
25th
500
75th
25
25th
19
75th
26
25th
19
75th
26
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,705
Declined 585
Total Received 5,290

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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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Financial Aid

70%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$4,603

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,697
Room $3,974
Board $3,982
Additional fees $1,503
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $18,356
Average Financial Aid - $4,603
Total with Avg. Aid $13,753

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $11,148,523
State $42,131
Institutional
Other external $26,534
Total $11,217,188

Non-need-based

Federal $174,519
State $2,517,504
Institutional $7,576,370
Other external $3,907,932
Total $14,176,325
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 952-3541
F: 605 688-5882
sdsu.finaid@sdstate.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Equestrian
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, bowling, cricket, fishing, hockey, lacrosse, rodeo, rugby, soccer, swimming, volleyball, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

bowling, climbing, cricket, fishing, Nordic skiing, paintball, rugby, swimming

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, broom hockey, cross-country, diving, dodgeball, flag football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field (indoor/outdoor), ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Summit League, National Collegiate Equestrian Association, Western Wrestling Conference, Missouri Valley Football Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Advertising.
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General.
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
Agricultural Communication/Journalism.
Agricultural Economics.
Agricultural Engineering.
Agricultural Mechanization, General.
Agricultural Production Operations, General.
Agricultural Public Services, Other.
Agricultural Teacher Education.
Agronomy and Crop Science.
American Indian/Native American Studies.
Animal Health.
Animal Sciences, General.
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management.
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General.
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology.
Architecture.
Art Teacher Education.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biotechnology.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemistry Teacher Education.
Chemistry, General.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
Computational Mathematics.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
Construction Management, General.
Consumer Economics.
Consumer Services and Advocacy.
Counseling Psychology.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dairy Science.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law.
Engineering, General.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Environmental/Natural Resources Law Enforcement and Protective Services.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Family Resource Management Studies, General.
Family and Community Services.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Flight Instructor.
Food Science.
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
French Language and Literature.
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other.
General Studies.
Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
Geography.
German Language and Literature.
Graphic Design.
Health Teacher Education.
Health and Wellness, General.
History, General.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other.
Human Nutrition.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Interior Design.
International/Globalization Studies.
Journalism, Other.
Journalism.
Landscape Architecture.
Landscaping and Groundskeeping.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician.
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
Microbiology, General.
Molecular Biology.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Natural Resources/Conservation, General.
Nursing Science.
Operations Management and Supervision.
Organizational Leadership.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General.
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design.
Pharmacy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physics, General.
Plant Molecular Biology.
Plant Sciences, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Health, General.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Range Science and Management.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other.
Statistics, General.
Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management.
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Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

13,937

total students

54%

in-state

46%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

12,028
students

Female
54%
6,549

Male
46%
5,479

14%

1,909
students

Female
59%
1,130

Male
41%
779

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

68%

8,226
students

Female
51%
4,180

Male
49%
4,046

32%

3,802
students

Female
62%
2,369

Male
38%
1,433

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
85%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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