10,959
Students
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
90
90%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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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

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Agricultural Communication/journalism Checkmark
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Agricultural Mechanization Checkmark
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Agronomy And Crop Science Checkmark
Animal Sciences Checkmark
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations Checkmark
Dairy Science Checkmark
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Range Science And Management Checkmark
Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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City/urban, Community And Regional Planning Checkmark
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
American Indian/Native American Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Biotechnology Checkmark
Microbiology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Hospitality Administration Checkmark
Operations Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education Checkmark
Health Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Construction Engineering Technology Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic And Communications Engineering Technology Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Technology Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Apparel And Textile Marketing Management Checkmark
Consumer Economics Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies Checkmark Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Dietetics Checkmark
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Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources Management And Policy Checkmark
Wildlife, Fish And Wildlands Science And Management Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation And Leisure Facilities Management Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geographic Information Science And Cartography Checkmark
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Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science And Technology Checkmark
Aviation/airway Management Checkmark
Flight Instruction Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Music Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,173
Applied
4,695
Accepted
10,959
Enrolled
91%
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Female Admissions

2,674
Females Applied
2,479
Females Accepted
93%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,499
Males Applied
2,216
Males Accepted
89%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

20
Application Fee
3.37
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.6

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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 20 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,440
In-state
10,830
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,320
Full-time student fees
7,076
Room & board
3,832
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

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

Student Body

10,959
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.13%
Black or African American 1.99%
White or Caucasian 86.91%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.9%
Asian 0.94%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 2.25%
Other 0.4%

Gender

Male (47.35%)
Female (52.65%)

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

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Campus events:
Hobo Day, Capers and Cavorts

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

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

Faculty

696
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 551
Part-time - 145
Male - 346
Female - 350