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South Dakota State University
  • 4 Year
  • BROOKINGS, SD

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

editorial

South Dakota State is an above-average public university located in Brookings, South Dakota. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,788 undergraduate students. The South Dakota State acceptance rate is 89%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Animal Sciences and Husbandry. Graduating 59% of students, South Dakota State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,900.

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1004 CAMPANILE AVE
BROOKINGS, SD 57007
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About South Dakota State...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference

South Dakota State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

South Dakota State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
89%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1300
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$17,894 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,050 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 74 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 88 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 87 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    64%
  • On Campus
    19%
  • Online
    17%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,788 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,188
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 60 responses
  • Helpful, Happy, & Active
    35%
  • Energetic & willing to participate in activities
    32%
  • Many like to party many are focused on studies
    10%
  • Only interested in the next party.
    10%
  • Sheltered small town kid
    10%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Profound passion for what they do.
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 107 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 121 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
  • Go Jacks. :)
    41%
  • We put the culture in agriculture
    24%
  • Awesome!
    10%
  • Small town feeling school that is highly regarded
    10%
  • I can go anywhere from here once graduated.
    6%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Helping the leaders of tomorrow grow and succeed
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 57 responses

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