South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota

South Dakota State University Overview

Student population

Address1015 Campanile Avenue
Brookings, SD
School Websitewww.sdstate.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above
Size

Remote

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

South Dakota State University is a small public, 4-year college based in Brookings, South Dakota that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 5,390 students applied to South Dakota State University. Of those students, 4,982 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in South Dakota State University was $7,451, in addition to fees of $1,313. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend South Dakota State University.

South Dakota State University has a 57% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

South Dakota State University Requirements

Academic standards

Very High

SAT-
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Applicants admitted

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The South Dakota State University acceptance rate is 92%. To put this into perspective, 4,982 of the 5,390 students who applied to South Dakota State University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in South Dakota State University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into South Dakota State University had an SAT score between the range of 1,010 and 1,260. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for South Dakota State University was between 20 and 26 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to South Dakota State University as part of their application.

South Dakota State University Cost

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At South Dakota State University, the tuition for in-state residents is $7,451. Combined with fees of $1,313, room and board costs of $8,563, other expenses of $4,300 and the $1,500 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $12,128 in tuition.

Students at South Dakota State University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at South Dakota State University was $4,456 last year, with 26% of students being awarded federal aid.

South Dakota State University Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio17:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to South Dakota State University.

South Dakota State University has a good gender split, with 53% of undergraduates being female and 47% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 49% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 49% of students come from in-state and 2% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at South Dakota State University is 17:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

South Dakota State University Popular Majors and Programs

HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
AGRICULTURAL/ANIMAL/PLANT/VETERINARY SCIENCE AND RELATED FIELDS
ENGINEERING
EDUCATION
SOCIAL SCIENCES
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION

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