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South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate86%

About South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University is a public, state university in the town of Brookings, South Dakota. South Dakota State University was founded in 1881. The university currently enrolls around 11,331 students a year, including 9,930 undergraduates.

South Dakota State University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into South Dakota State University. In 2022, South Dakota State University accepted 86% of applicants. In 2022, 6,364 students applied to South Dakota State University and 5,478 were admitted.

South Dakota State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 86%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 3%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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South Dakota State University is located in Brookings, South Dakota,.

If you want to see South Dakota State University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 29 to Brookings, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Sioux Falls Regional Airport.

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College Info

1015 Campanile Avenue Brookings, SD 57007

Campus Setting: Small Town

South Dakota State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to South Dakota State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to South Dakota State University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

South Dakota State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1090 - 1340


Math SAT Range

520 - 630


Reading SAT Range

500 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1340 and Above


1090 to 1340


1090 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for South Dakota State University students is 1141. Applicants with SAT scores of 1340 and above have a good chance of being admitted to South Dakota State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1090 to 1340 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1090 have a low chance of being offered a spot at South Dakota State University.

South Dakota State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at South Dakota State University is like? There are approximately 11,331 students enrolled at South Dakota State University, including 9,930 undergraduate students and 1,401 graduate students. 77% percent of students attend school full-time, 53% percent are from SD and 47% percent of students are from other states.


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