If you are thinking about applying to South Dakota State University, the fee for the application is $20. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
South Dakota State University does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
South Dakota State University is amoderately difficult school to get into. South Dakota State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, South Dakota State University accepted 89% of all applicants., around 4,705 of the 5,290 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like South Dakota State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to South Dakota State University must submit the following items. Double check with South Dakota State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to South Dakota State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.
Out of all students that were admitted, 85% submitted a class rank. At South Dakota State University 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 43% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At South Dakota State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||29.48%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.76%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14.28%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10.72%|
|2.50 and 2.9||12.57%|
|2.00 and 2.49||3.42%|
|South Dakota State University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
South Dakota State University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 4% of South Dakota State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 96% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other South Dakota State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1020 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At South Dakota State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1270 and 25% of scored lower than 1020, 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 1135.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of South Dakota State University students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of South Dakota State University students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.
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To be most competitive at South Dakota State University, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for South Dakota State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for South Dakota State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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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?
Students who are admitted to South Dakota State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
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 ACE recommendations for credit
Does South Dakota State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
South Dakota State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand 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 you can decide whether to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
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 89%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year 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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to South Dakota State University is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into South Dakota State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1270 and Above
1020 to 1270
1020 and Less
The median SAT score for South Dakota State University students is 1135. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to South Dakota State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1020 to 1270 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1020 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 3.49. 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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