SDSU

South Dakota State University

1015 Campanile Ave, Brookings, United States
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  • Total Documents
    16
  • Class Notes
    16
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    22
  • Previously Enrolled
    41

Overview of South Dakota State University (SDSU)

About this school

South Dakota State, founded in 1881, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, Arts and Science, Education and Counseling, Engineering, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Nursing. Its 260-acre campus is located in Brookings, 50 miles from Sioux Falls.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:10,959
    • Men:5,189 (47.3%)
    • Women:5,770 (52.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (SDSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to South Dakota State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
September 5
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
Box 2201
City, State, Zip
Brookings, SD  57007
Phone
(605) 688-4121
Fax
(605) 688-6384
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
91% of 5,173 applicants were admitted
Women
93% of 2,674 applicants were admitted
Men
89% of 2,499 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,273 (48%) of 4,695 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,214 (49%) of 2,479 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,059 (48%) of 2,216 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.37
375 And Above
30%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
38%
• Score 18 - 23
49%
• Score 12 - 17
7%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SDSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,460|Out-of-state: $11,700
  • Room & Board: - $7,110 (100.0%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


South Dakota State University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003471
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,131
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Junior Miss, Leadership, Memberships, Rodeo
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Workers in Trades, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (SDSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


551

Part-Time Faculty


145

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


59%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 6% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 23% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 13% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 44% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
952,848

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
120
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


South Dakota State University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


30.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


51%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


54.6%

Programs & Majors (SDSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (76)


  • Advertising
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
  • Architecture
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Consumer Economics
  • Dairy Science
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Flight Instructor
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Range Science and Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Agriculture, Education, Social sciences

Online Degrees


Economics

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Family and Consumer Sciences

Master's Programs of Study (40)


  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Computational Sciences
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Geography
  • Human Resources Development
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Plant Sciences
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Veterinary Sciences

Campus Life (SDSU)

Location & Geography

Population


22,591

Nearest Metropolitan Area


363 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
3.3 average low in January, 80.5 average high in September
Rain
99 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
180 mile(s) from campus in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Brookings
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Jackrabbit
School Colors
Yellow and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, baseball, basketball, cross-country running, football, golf, rock climbing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


South Dakota State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


8,474

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
10,959
Women
5,770
Men
5,189

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.0% Asian
  • 2.1% Black/African-American
  • 2.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 90.9% White
  • 0.4% Unknown

International Students


4.4%

Average Age


Number of Graduate Students


1,654

Student Resources (SDSU)