Overview

Applicants
4,851
Acceptance Rate
92%
Average HS GPA
3.32

GPA Breakdown

27%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
440 - 590
SAT Math
460 - 600
ACT Composite
20 - 25

Other Admission Factors

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18.8:1
Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
27%
Graduate in 5 years
52%
Graduate in 6 years
57%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
  • Dairy Science
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping
  • Plant Sciences, General
  • Range Science and Management

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American Indian/Native American Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Operations Management and Supervision

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Health Communication
  • Journalism
  • Journalism, Other
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Art Teacher Education
  • College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching

  • Engineering

  • Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Pre-Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering/Industrial Management

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Consumer Economics
  • Family and Community Services
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Nutrition
  • Work and Family Studies

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Science
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Optometry (OD)
  • Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

  • Personal and Culinary Services

  • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Cartography
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Flight Instructor

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Tom Daschle
Senate minority leader

Mike Rounds
Former Governor of SD

Amanda LaFollette
Managing Director, Famous Door Theatre, Chicago

Adam Vinatieri
NFL

Adam Timmerman
NFL

Mary Beth McAdaragh
VP of Marketing, NBC Enterprises

Justin Williams
Biomedical Engineer, Universities of Michigan and Wi

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$3,681

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$3,728

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,616

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$22,451

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
65%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$3,681

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$4,164
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$6,246
Required Fees
$3,549
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,174

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$1,926
Transportation for Commuters
$1,908

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
TEACH Grants, TRIO, SDEAF

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
10,998
Out of State
37%

Demographics

52% female
48% male
37% are out of state
79% are full time
21% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
42%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
80

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Nancy Hartenhoff-Crooks, M.S., Coordinator

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
WAIS-III; WISC-R; WRAT

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Our web page has a link to a documentation form which we ask students to have their medical professional complete.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
207
Number of Honor Societies
33

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
18

4% join a fraternity
3% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Jackrabbits)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Jackrabbits)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
61

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
5

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple and Fujitsu

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Office of Admissions
SAD 200, Box 2201
Brookings, SD 57007-0649

Phone
1-800-952-3541

Email
sdsu.admissions@sdstate.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Performing Arts Center
Dairy Bar
University Student Union
Frost Arena
South Dakota Art Museum
Northern Plains Bio-Stress Laboratory Enterprise Institute SD Ag Heritage Museum Wellness Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
McCrory Gardens
Brookings Arts Festival
Prairie Repertory Theatre (Summer)
Oakwood Lakes State Park
City Bike Trail

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Various Fridays throughout school year

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
sdsu.admissions@sdstate.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxi, Brookings Airport, Bus line - these are local and limited.

Driving Instructions to Campus
SDSU is located just a couple of blocks west of the intersection of US Hwy 14 and Interstate I-29. More detailed driving directions on website to Admissions Office.

Local Accommodations
Days Inn -(605)692-9471 Comfort Inn -(605)692-9566 Fairfield Inn -(605)692-3500 Holiday Inn Express and Suites - (605)692-9060 Staurolite Inn and Suites - (605)692-3111 Super 8 -(605)692-6920 Prices vary among all of the above