92%

Acceptance Rate

$4,356

Avg.Financial Aid

003471

FAFSA Code

About South Dakota State University (SDSU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

12,104

Website

https://www.sdstate.edu/

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

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%.

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Reviews

  • 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.

Location & Contact

Address

1015 Campanile Avenue

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8009523541
Fax: 8009523541
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Rankings

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'.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

92%

SAT Range

1010 - 1260

ACT Range

20 - 26

Application Fee

$20

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$18,253

Average Annual Cost

$7,451

Books And Supplies

$1,500

Other Fees

$1,313

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$8,563

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,300

Total One Year Cost

$23,127

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

17:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

76%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

38%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$6,781

Faculty Overview

53%

Male Professors

47%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

334 Graduates

Animal Sciences

109 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

102 Graduates

Biology, General

84 Graduates

Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences,...

75 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

73 Graduates

Agriculture, General

71 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

65 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

63 Graduates

Economics

61 Graduates

Plant Sciences

55 Graduates

Agricultural Business and Managemen...

54 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

49 Graduates

Sociology

48 Graduates

Psychology, General

47 Graduates

Civil Engineering

42 Graduates

Construction Engineering Technologi...

40 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

40 Graduates

Mathematics

38 Graduates

Agricultural Mechanization

36 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

32 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

31 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

31 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

29 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

28 Graduates

Wildlife and Wildlands Science and...

28 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

26 Graduates

History

26 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

24 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

22 Graduates

Architecture

22 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

18 Graduates

Family and Consumer Economics and R...

17 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

16 Graduates

Agricultural Public Services

15 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

15 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

14 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

14 Graduates

International/Global Studies

14 Graduates

Agricultural Engineering

14 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

13 Graduates

Journalism

13 Graduates

Applied Horticulture and Horticultu...

13 Graduates

Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...

12 Graduates

Political Science and Government

11 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

10 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

9 Graduates

Apparel and Textiles

9 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

8 Graduates

Air Transportation

8 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

7 Graduates

Biotechnology

6 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

6 Graduates

Chemistry

6 Graduates

Electrical Engineering Technologies...

6 Graduates

Music

5 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

3 Graduates

Food Science and Technology

2 Graduates

Legal Research and Advanced Profess...

2 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

2 Graduates

Engineering-Related Fields

1 Graduates

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

1 Graduates

Physics

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

10,544

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

21%

Full-time

77%

Part-time

23%

Students Gender

Male

47%

US National: 44%

Female

53%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

87% White

0 Unknown

2% Black

3% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

4% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

49%

Out Of State

49%

In State

2%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

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 Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$3,832/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,097/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,097/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Jackrabbits

School Colors

blue and yellow

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Missouri Valley Conference

Total Male Athletes

373

Total Female Athletes

298

Intramural Sports

16

Sports Club

20

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Golf

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Equestrian

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$37,900/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$44,400/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$16,750

$27,625

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$174 - 287

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

67%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,356

Students Receiving Federal Grants

26%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,456

Students Receiving State Aid

20%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,230

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

52%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,869

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$6,997

$30K - $48K

$6,217

$48K - $75K

$3,227

$75K - $110K

$1,671

> $110K

$1,504

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.

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