Tuition & Fees

$8,441

$11,689

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
7%
24-29
37%
18-23
49%
12-17
7%
30-36
8%
24-29
26%
18-23
46%
12-17
19%
6-11
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
40%
18-23
38%
12-17
16%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,072
Declined + 479
Total Received 5,551
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Public

10,896

undergraduate students

1,631

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 6653
ACT 3924

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Location

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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 12,527
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

322-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

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
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% 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

30-36
7%
24-29
37%
18-23
49%
12-17
7%
30-36
8%
24-29
26%
18-23
46%
12-17
19%
6-11
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
40%
18-23
38%
12-17
16%

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 5,072
Declined + 479
Total Received 5,551

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay
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

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,191
Room & board $7,433
Additional fees $1,250
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $17,374
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Carolyn Halgerson
Director of Financial Aid
carolyn.halgerson@sdstate.edu

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

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 Directors

Justin Sell (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Kathy Heylen (women's)
Associate Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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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

12,527

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

10,896
students

Female
53%
5,749

Male
47%
5,147

13%

1,631
students

Female
56%
916

Male
44%
715

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

77%

8,425
students

Female
50%
4,198

Male
50%
4,227

23%

2,471
students

Female
63%
1,551

Male
37%
920

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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

80%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

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 All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

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

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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