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South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

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Quick Facts

Box 2201
Brookings, SD 57007

2013-2014 Tuition

$9,790 Tuition and Fees


11118 undergraduate students
48% male / 52% female


rolling application deadline
91.7% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1881

Programs Offered

associate degree, bachelor's degree, certificate, doctorate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Agriculture, General, Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Mechanization, General, Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General, Landscaping and Groundskeeping, Agricultural Communication/Journalism, Animal Sciences, General, Dairy Science, Agronomy and Crop Science, Range Science and Management, Computer and Information Sciences, General, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Agricultural Teacher Education, Music Teacher Education, Technical Teacher Education, Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, General, Computer Software Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Engineering Physics/Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician, Industrial Safety Technology/Technician, Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, Engineering/Industrial Management, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Family Resource Management Studies, General, Consumer Economics, Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General, Human Development and Family Studies, General, Apparel and Textile Marketing Management, English Language and Literature, General, Rhetoric and Composition, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Microbiology, General, Biotechnology, Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management and Policy, Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management, International/Global Studies, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other, Architecture, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Economics, General, Geography, Geography, Other, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General, Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, Flight Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts, General, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Music, General, Music Management, Athletic Training/Trainer, Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutics and Drug Design, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, History, General, Journalism

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 11,118
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 8,546
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 1,497
Percent of male undergraduates: 48%
Percent of female undergraduates: 52%
Percent of international undergraduates: 2%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, older student, personal, psychological, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Student patrols; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra

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