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South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota

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Overview

Student Population
12,104
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
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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 5,390 prospective students applied, and 4,982 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,180 enrolled in the school.  8,727 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,377 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $7,451 plus fees of $1,313. South Dakota State University is ranked 538 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

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

South Dakota State University is rated within the top 48% 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 2020 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
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SAT 1010/1260
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.32
Applications Accepted
92.4% 
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Applications Due Apr 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

South Dakota Resident Tuition
$7,451
In State Costs for South Dakota State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$1,313
Room and Board $8,563
Budget for Other Expenses$4,300
Total One Year Cost$23,127
Out of State Resident Tuition
$10,815
Out of State Costs for South Dakota State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$1,313
Room and Board $8,563
Budget for Other Expenses$4,300
Total One Year Cost$26,491

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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.

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