If you want to apply to South Dakota State University, the fee for the application costs $20.
The following is an overiew of some of South Dakota State University's admissions stats.
|South Dakota State University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.5|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||16%|
|Mean SAT Score||1118|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||3%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||86%|
These are the application deadlines for South Dakota State University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
South Dakota State University does not offer early decision or early action.
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Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
South Dakota State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
Curious about the factors that are considered by South Dakota State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with South Dakota State University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to South Dakota State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with South Dakota State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.6|
Students admitted to South Dakota State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 83% submitted a class rank. At South Dakota State University 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.
At South Dakota State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||30.76%|
|3.50 and 3.74||21.14%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15.3%|
|3.00 and 3.24||9.06%|
|2.50 and 2.9||10.39%|
|2.00 and 2.49||2.97%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to South Dakota State University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
South Dakota State University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
South Dakota State University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 3% of South Dakota State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 86% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other South Dakota State University applicants, you should strive to score between 993 and 1240 (or higher!) on the SAT. At South Dakota State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1240 and 25% of scored lower than 993, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a South Dakota State University student is 1118.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of South Dakota State University students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of South Dakota State University students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.
To be most competitive at South Dakota State University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for South Dakota State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for South Dakota State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to South Dakota State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in South Dakota State University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to South Dakota State University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to South Dakota State University.
Does South Dakota State University accept transfer credits?
✅ South Dakota State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. South Dakota State University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does South Dakota State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ South Dakota State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to South Dakota State University?
❌ No, South Dakota State University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is South Dakota State University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for South Dakota State University is 87%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at South Dakota State University?
❌ South Dakota State University does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into South Dakota State University? South Dakota State University is a somewhat selective institution. The South Dakota State University acceptance rate is 87%. This means that the institution accepts 87 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
25 and Above
19 to 25
19 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to South Dakota State University is 23. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into South Dakota State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1240 and Above
993 to 1240
993 and Less
The median SAT score for South Dakota State University students is 1118. Applicants with SAT scores of 1240 and above have a good chance of being admitted to South Dakota State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 993 to 1240 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 993 have a low chance of being offered a spot at South Dakota State University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At South Dakota State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.53. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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