South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
91%
Acceptance Rate
5,551
Students Applied

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$20
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
50%
Out-Of-State Students
47%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
83
97%
Submitting ACT
3%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1144
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
500
75th
630
Reading
25th
480
75th
630
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
14
Top 25%
37
Top 50%
69
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
95
$30k - $48k
75
$48k - $75k
140
$75k - $110k
229
$110k+
262

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-952-3541
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
Make sure to check out all the dorms, as some are newer (and much nicer) than the others. Matthews and Brown are both the top winners in my book.
Joshua from Madison, SD
I would say it's best to find where you study best once you get to campus, since you will be using that place quite a bit. Also, it's less of a hassle when you order your books online instead of getting them from the bookstore, unless you want to wait 30-45min in line.
Hannah from Comfrey, MN
If you decide to live on campus the first year, make the most of it. There are so many opportunities on campus; you just have to put yourself out there and find something you like to do. Keep your door open when you're in your hall because it's easier to meet people that way. Get a flex meal plan if you want to eat somewhere other than Larson all the time. And usually when professors tell you to read something, you should. If you don't, it may come back to haunt you. It's no fun to try to catch up, so try to stay on top of your work. But most of all, have fun! College is suppose to be a good time.
Sarah from Hartford, SD
Visit the campus and explore the different dorm options and meal plans. It is required to live on campus for the first two years of attendance so it is helpful to find a living situation that is the perfect fit for you!
AKD
Don't fret about all the applications you have to fill out. They usually process quickly, and all your troubles are soon gone!
Don't worry about meeting your new room mate, because they will probably be really nice!
Katie from Brookings, SD
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!
Elisabeth from Webster, SD
Get generals done as soon as possible. They are simply not fun. Definitely join the living learning community for your program, it makes everything so much better! you live with people who have similar interests, which makes for fast friends that are taking aot of the same classes you are, so it's easy to find help and you usually know someone in class with you.
Sarah from Jobstown, NJ
If getting the food plan, budget your money, but SDSU food services help you do this. Be prepared to walk, the campus is quite large. When buying books for your classes I highly recommend buying them online via amazon.com or half.com. They are way cheaper than SDSU's bookstore. And I would highly recommend reselling your books on amazon.com or half.com because you are more likely to get your money back opposed to trying to sell them back to the SDSU bookstore.
Stephanie from Brookings, SD
Get out and about. There are a lot of things that a student can do on our campus. From sports to international activities, there is a lot the students can do. Also, use resources such as SI and tutoring, they help in many aspects, and can allow you to grow in your classes.
Haleigh from Hot Springs, SD
I recommend go in with a clear mind. College is very different from high school. No more judgmental comments, feeling left out, or the rumors that were spread around. College is more mature and is a blast! Even though there is a lot to do, never forget to read your materials! Once you fall behind, it is very hard to catch up. The professors do not always tell you the homework assignments so keep in mind it is your own responsibility to finish them.
Angela from Larchwood, IA