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South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

1015 Campanile Avenue, Brookings, SD 57007

https://www.sdstate.edu/

South Dakota State University is a public university located in Brookings, SD. It ranks #301 in the country on our overall top colleges list, and admission is practically obtainable by anyone, given its 92% acceptance rate. It is a midsized university with 8,846 full-time students in attendance. South Dakota State's most commonly preferred major is a Bachelor's in Nursing, which is selected by 15% of the student body. Alternative commonly in-demand fields include Animal Sciences and Husbandry, which accounts for 5% of students, and Biology (4%). If you want to get a degree in agricultural sciences, pharmacy, architecture, theater or chemistry at a university in South Dakota but don't have the best grades, South Dakota State is the perfect school for you, because it is ranked first in the state for all 5 of these subjects. In addition, South Dakota State is the top mid-sized college in South Dakota. At full price, tuition costs $8,325 a year for those of you raised in South Dakota but $11,521 if you aren't applying from South Dakota. Before you decide not to apply because of cost constraints, know that more than nine tenths South Dakota State undergraduates secure at least some monetary support. 57% of South Dakota State University students end up graduating, heading into the employment market prepared to make a salary. On average, alumni go on to make an annual salary of $37,900 a couple years after graduation. After an additional four years in the job market, the alumni's average yearly earnings rises 17.2% to $44,400, which is 10.7% on top of the national median earnings. You might want to be conscious of the fact that 95% of applicants submit their ACT scores. Further, South Dakota State does not have a remote program, and about 43% of first-year, part-time students continue to pursue their degrees the next year. Concerning your savings account, be aware that the average tuition for people from households with an income of $76k to $110k a year is about $19,891. With respect to demographics, the student body is comprised of 3% Hispanic undergraduates and Asian-Americans make up 12% of professors. Regarding student life, first-year undergraduates can live off campus. To wrap things up, the average student graduates with $7,661 per year of debt and six years after college, 94% of graduates are employed.

Ratings

8.97

Party Scene

9.01

Location

9.01

Dorms

8.76

Campus Food

9.53

Student Life

8.76

Safety

Admissions

92%

Acceptance

SAT Score

1010-1260

ACT Score

20-26

Application Deadline:
See application website Application Website:
https://apply.sdbor.edu/login.cfm?inst=sdsu
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Cost

Net Price:

$18,253/year

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Average Aid Awarded

$4,356/year

Students Recieving Financial Aid

92%

Academics

Professor Rating

8.76


17:1

Student Faculty Ratio
Graduation Rate

56%

Evening Degree Programs

No

Student Faculty Ratio

17:1

Majors

Most Popular Majors

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Graduates by Major


Nursing

330

Animal Sciences and Husbandry

111

Biology

97

Mechanical Engineering

76

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

73

Human Development

68

Economics

67

Agricultural Business

64

Value

In State Tuition
$8,764/year
Out of State Tuition
$12,128/year