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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
27%
500-599
46%
400-499
17%
700-800
11%
600-699
22%
500-599
55%
400-499
7%
300-399
2%
30-36
8%
24-29
37%
18-23
46%
12-17
9%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,277
Declined 584
Total Received 5,861
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Public

10,073

undergraduate students

1,445

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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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 11,518
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 Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Sioux Falls Regional Airport

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Hobo Day
  • Capers
  • Cavorts
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
73%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
27%
500-599
46%
400-499
17%
700-800
11%
600-699
22%
500-599
55%
400-499
7%
300-399
2%
30-36
8%
24-29
37%
18-23
46%
12-17
9%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $20
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.46

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,277
Declined 584
Total Received 5,861

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

level of applicant's interest
application essay
first generation
recommendation(s)

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 80
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,697
Room & board $8,307
Additional fees $1,503
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $2,032
Total $20,739
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for children of alumni yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Bowling, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Table tennis, Tennis, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Bowling, Racquetball, Sand volleyball, Table tennis, Tennis, Weight lifting

Club Sports Men

Ice hockey, Rugby

Club Sports Women

Ice hockey, Rugby

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

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 Teacher Education
Agriculture, General
Agronomy and Crop Science
American Indian/Native American Studies
Animal Sciences, General
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Architecture
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological 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
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Management
Consumer Economics
Dairy Science
Dietetics/Dietitian
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
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 Studies
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Geography
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Interior Design
International/Global Studies
Journalism
Landscape Architecture
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Leadership
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Pharmacy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Range Science and Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

11,518

total students

53.7%

in-state

46.3%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

10,073
students

Female
53%
5,374

Male
47%
4,699

13%

1,445
students

Female
58%
842

Male
42%
603

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

79%

7,971
students

Female
51%
4,050

Male
49%
3,921

21%

2,102
students

Female
63%
1,324

Male
37%
778

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 78%
Student 4 year graduation rate 36%
Student 5 year graduation rate 18%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
86%
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

366

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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Counseling services

  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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