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South Dakota State University

School Profile

  • South Dakota State UniversityPublic Four-year University in Brookings, SD
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 10,532
First-year Undergraduate Students: 2,101
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 9,516
Graduate Students: 1,334

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of General Studies
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness Operations
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Economics
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Education
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Mechanization
  • Bachelor of Agronomy/Crop Science
  • Bachelor of Air Transportation
  • Bachelor of Animal Sciences
  • Bachelor of Apparel/Textile Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Arts - General
  • Bachelor of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Bachelor of Aviation Management
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Construction/Building Technologies
  • Bachelor of Consumer Economics
  • Bachelor of Dairy Science
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Technologies
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering Physics
  • Bachelor of Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Family Resource Management Studies
  • Bachelor of Flight Instruction
  • Bachelor of Foods/Nutrition Studies
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geography
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Health promotion
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Horticultural Services
  • Bachelor of Hotel/Motel Management
  • Bachelor of Human Development/Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Industrial Safety
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Landscaping
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Manufacturing Technologies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music Management/Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Natural Resources Management/Policy
  • Bachelor of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Parks/Leisure Facilities Management
  • Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Range Science/Management
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Speech/Rhetorical Studies
  • Bachelor of Wildlife/Wilderness Management

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $6,155
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $7,528

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 500
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 173
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 61


Member: NCAA
Team name: Jackrabbits


  • Ranked #194 National Universities
  • Ranked #111 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #173 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #195 Biological Sciences
  • Ranked #127 Nursing
  • Ranked #61 Pharmacy
  • Ranked #36 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #120 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

Box 2201 SAD 200
Brookings, SD 57007-0649
(605) 688-4121
(800) 952-3541
Fax: (605) 688-6891
Contact: Tracy Welsh
Director of Admissions and High School Relations

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 91%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 91%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 4,604
Female applicants 2,304
Male applicants 2,300
Applicants accepted 4,205
Female applicants accepted 2,099
Male applicants accepted 2,106
Freshman enrollment 2,247
Female freshman enrollment 1,101
Male freshman enrollment 1,146
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 94%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 98%
Average high school GPA 3.3
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.9-3.7

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores N/A
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown N/A
SAT Math average score N/A
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: N/A
SAT Math score breakdown N/A
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 97%
Average ACT Composite score 23
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 20-25
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 19-25
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 19-26

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