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South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD, USA
3.68 Average Rating
Founded in 1881, South Dakota State University is public research institution based in Brookings, SD. It is a sun-, space-, and land-grant university and the oldest institution of higher education currently operating in the state. SDSU is rated as a “Research University with high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. The most popular majors are nursing, animal sciences and husbandry, and liberal arts and humanities.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
50%
Out of State Students
47%
0
100
91%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
12,516
Total Number of Undergrads
10,885
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
27%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
56%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,204
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$8,100
Out-of-State Tuition
$11,490
Students Receiving Financial Aid
64%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,201
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
248
Size of Town
Town: Remote
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Sioux Falls
Minneapolis
Rapid City
Denver
Fargo
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
South Dakota State University has a great campus.
The buildings are beautiful.
The classrooms are easy to find and the professors are willing to help with any questions.
Sheela from Lamberton, MN
SDSU has a wide variety of programs and opportunities for it's students. They constantly have construction going on, which I did not like as a student because I never really felt like I was getting the typical college experience because of it. The classes I have taken range from have 400 students in one classroom to being one of fifteen students.
Stephanie from Brookings, SD

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