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South Dakota State University SAT Scores

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SAT scores needed to get into South Dakota State University

Average Score and SAT Requirements

South Dakota State University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1150

The average composite SAT score for admitted South Dakota State University freshman is 1150 out of 1600. For perspective, a 1150 is in the 68th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1000 to 1300

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1000 to 1300. The 75th percentile score is 1300 while the 25th percentile score is 1000.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by South Dakota State University but we estimate it to be around a 850 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 585

The average score for South Dakota State University students on the math portion of the SAT is 585 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 500 and the 75th percentile score 670.

Average SAT Reading Score 565

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 500 to 630 and the average score for South Dakota State University students is 565.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

4 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to South Dakota State University

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at South Dakota State University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 88.9%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.49.

Can I get into South Dakota State University with a 1300 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1300 or higher is very competitive at South Dakota State University and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an almost certain chance of acceptance with the probability 94% or higher.

Can I get into South Dakota State University with a 1150 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1150 to 1290 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. Your chance of acceptance is very high, estimated about 89% to 94%.

Can I get into South Dakota State University with a 1000 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1000 to 1140 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 81% to 89% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into South Dakota State University with a 850 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 850 to 990 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 80% chance of admission to South Dakota State University. SAT scores below 850 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to South Dakota State University by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 98%
1590 98%
1580 98%
1570 98%
1560 98%
1550 98%
1540 98%
1530 98%
1520 98%
1510 97%
1500 97%
1490 97%
1480 97%
1470 97%
1460 97%
1450 97%
1440 97%
1430 96%
1420 96%
1410 96%
1400 96%
1390 96%
1380 96%
1370 95%
1360 95%
1350 95%
1340 95%
1330 95%
1320 94%
1310 94%
1300 94%
1290 94%
1280 93%
1270 93%
1260 93%
1250 93%
1240 92%
1230 92%
1220 92%
1210 91%
1200 91%
1190 91%
1180 90%
1170 90%
1160 89%
1150 89%
1140 89%
1130 88%
1120 88%
1110 87%
1100 87%
1090 86%
1080 86%
1070 85%
1060 85%
1050 84%
1040 83%
1030 83%
1020 82%
1010 82%
1000 81%
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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.