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South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota

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Overview

Student Population
11,405
South Dakota State University overview
Location Brookings, South Dakota
Online sdstate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
South Dakota State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Brookings, South Dakota, South Dakota State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 5,290 prospective students applied, and 4,705 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,087 enrolled in the school.  8,301 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,104 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $7,697 plus fees of $1,503. South Dakota State University is ranked 438 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

6/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
3/10
Value

South Dakota State University is rated within the top 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for South Dakota State University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
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SAT 1000/1300
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.49
Applications Accepted
88.9% 
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Applications Due Apr 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $20

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Annual Cost to Attend

South Dakota Resident Tuition
$7,697
In State Costs for South Dakota State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,503
Room and Board $8,069
Budget for Other Expenses$4,007
Total One Year Cost$22,476
Out of State Resident Tuition
$11,172
Out of State Costs for South Dakota State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,503
Room and Board $8,069
Budget for Other Expenses$4,007
Total One Year Cost$25,951

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$47,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
60% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by South Dakota State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 22%
Agriculture 13%
Social Sciences 10%
Work and Family Studies 7%
Biology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219356 IPEDS survey data for South Dakota State University.

Current students may use the South Dakota State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.