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South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

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Overview

South Dakota State University is a University institution located in Brookings, SD, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 2201
Brookings, SD  57007
United States
Contact Ms. Michelle Kuebler
Assistant Director of Admissions
Email: sdsu.admissions@sdstate.edu
Phone: 605-688-4121
Fax: 605-688-6891

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations Checkmark
Agricultural Communication/journalism Checkmark
Agricultural Economics Checkmark
Agricultural Mechanization, General Checkmark
Agricultural Production Operations, General Checkmark
Agricultural Public Services, Other Checkmark
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Agronomy And Crop Science Checkmark
Animal Sciences, General Checkmark
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations, General Checkmark
Dairy Science Checkmark
Food Science Checkmark
Landscaping And Groundskeeping Checkmark
Range Science And Management Checkmark
Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architecture Checkmark
City/urban, Community, And Regional Planning Checkmark
Landscape Architecture Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
American Indian/native American Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biotechnology Checkmark
Microbiology, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Construction Management, General Checkmark Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
Operations Management And Supervision Checkmark
Organizational Leadership Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Advertising Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Teacher Education Checkmark
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education Checkmark
Health Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Construction Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic, And Communications Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Apparel And Textile Marketing Management Checkmark
Consumer Economics Checkmark
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Studies, General Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies, General Checkmark Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training/trainer Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Community Health And Preventive Medicine Checkmark
Dietetics/dietitian Checkmark
Pharmacy Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Energy, Environment, And Natural Resources Law Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Natural Resources/conservation, General Checkmark
Wildlife, Fish And Wildlands Science And Management Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Facilities Management, General Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, Other Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
Geographic Information Science And Cartography Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark Checkmark
Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science And Technology, General Checkmark
Aviation/airway Management And Operations Checkmark
Flight Instructor Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,861
Applied
5,277
Accepted
10,073
Enrolled
90%
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Female Admissions

3,229
Females Applied
2,932
Females Accepted
91%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,632
Males Applied
2,345
Males Accepted
89%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

20
Application Fee
3.46
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Other requirements: 18 ACT or 950+ SAT Math/Critical Reading or high school GPA 2.6+ or top 60% of high school graduating class

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 520 630
SAT Math 530 630
ACT Composite 19 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,697
In-state
11,172
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,503
Full-time student fees
8,069
Room & board
4,773
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

10,072
Avg. Financial Aid Package
9,327
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,075
Avg. Loan Aid
2,305
Avg. Grant Aid
4,711
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
63%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
12%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

10,073
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
46%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.52%
Black or African American 1.8%
White or Caucasian 86.87%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.07%
Asian 0.98%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.02%
Two or more races 2.3%
Other 0.64%

Gender

Male (46.65%)
Female (53.35%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing Not Reported

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Hobo Day, Capers and Cavorts

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

648
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 512
Part-time - 136
Male - 328
Female - 320
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