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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: Yes

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Contact Info

Administration Lane Brookings, SD 57007-1898
Phone: (800) 952-3541
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South Dakota State University
  • Located in Brookings, SD
  • Public
  • 12,816 students enrolled
  • 92% admitted
  • $4,164 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • KN from MN
  • Jul-27-2015 I am a current student here

    Get involved! Thats how you make friends and you feel like you have a purpose other than being a student. Take pictures! Life only gets faster as you get older so make the most of it and capture is on film. Study! It truly helps when you have classes that are only based on test scores.

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  • Elisabeth from Webster, SD
  • Jun-11-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I recommend going on a campus tour and get to know at least one of the students there. I learned about my tour guide, Mara, and she was very eager to show us what makes the Jackrabbits such a proud University. The students here are diverse and fun to be with, and are very competitive with sports. They're also very competent in discoveries of meats in the Animal Science programs, and was the first to invent Cookies 'n Cream ice cream!!! Bet you didn't know that, did you? Try SDSU's ice cream during a campus visit and be amazed!

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  • Ashleigh
  • Apr-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Great atmosphere which gives you the college life but without the big city or too-small town feel. Many employment and off-campus apartments available. Classes have a good teacher/student ratio.

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  • Hannah from Watertown, SD
  • Apr-17-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I would recommend that students who think tney might be interested in attending SDSU definitely visit the campus and talk to professors of their majors. SDSU has so many opportunities thanks to its size and connections.

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  • Taylor
  • Apr-11-2014 I am a current student here

    The keys for success at SDSU are no different than other schools. Unless you are violently, physically ill, always go to class. It is so easy to fall behind once you start skipping. Do all the assigned AND suggested work even if it seems remedial or unnecessary, it'll help cement concepts into your memory. Communicate with your instructors and advisor. Students who don't communicate often disengage and fall behind. Get involved on campus to get engaged and stay connected on campus. This makes it easy to feel a sense of belonging, which prevents you from dropping out.

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