About South Dakota State University (SDSU)
On Campus Housing
South Dakota State University (SDSU) is a public university, founded in the year 1881 in Brookings, South Dakota. It is the largest and one of the oldest universities present in the state of Dakota. It has 261 acres of huge campus and the university has more than 12,000 students enrolled in the different field of course and degrees.
The university has a wide variety of student organizations to keep the students engaged throughout the year. It has a huge library, cafeterias, housing facilities, and bookstore for the convenience of the students on campus.
SDSU acceptance rate is 91%.
The student-faculty ratio is 17:1.
SDSU retention rate is 79% whereas the total graduation rate is 53%.
- The university has several organizations and campus events to keep the students engaged throughout the year.
Professors in the university are approachable and ready to help the students.
Students in the university feel that the community feeling on the campus is very high and everyone is ready to help others.
Library present in the university is enormous in size and provides all the facilities for the students to study for hours.
Following are the rankings according to the U.S. News and World Report.
The university is ranked 226th in 'National Universities'.
It ranked 129th in 'Top Public Schools'.
It ranked 179th in 'Engineering Programs' (doctorate) and 63rd in 'Best Online Graduate Education Programs'.
It ranked 84th in 'Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs' and 184th in 'Best Online Bachelor’s Programs'.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$53,049 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Various financial aids are offered to the students in order to fund their education. The students must fill the FAFSA form in order to apply for the financial aid program. South Dakota State University (SDSU) Federal School Code is 003471.
Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Teach Grant are the Federal Grants available.
Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Nursing Student Loan, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan are the Federal Loans available. The federal work-study program is also available.
Jackrabbit Guarantee is available as Institutional Scholarship.
Post 9/11 GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program, Tuition Assistance program, Montgomery GI Bill is the Military Aids available.
68% of the students receive either federal, state or institutional aids from the university. $21,421 is the average amount awarded as the grant or scholarship per year to the eligible students.