South Dakota State University (SDSU)

Brookings, SD

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South Dakota State University Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

SAT / ACT Scores Due September 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 2,339 2,386 4,725
Accepted 2,108 2,223 4,331
Acceptance Rate 90% 93% 91%
Enrolled 1,095 1,128 2,223

SDSU Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.27 (weighted)

ACT Scores

(97% of Students Admitted to South Dakota State University Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 19 to 25
  • Math 19 to 26
  • Composite 20 to 25
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 25 26 25
Bottom 25th Percentile 19 19 20

South Dakota State University Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($20)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations     Considered
Essay     Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities     Not Considered
Volunteer Work     Not Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4 4
Math 3 3
Science 3 3
Social Studies 3 3
Lab 3 3
Other 1 1
Electives 1 1

South Dakota State University Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 13,020 (94%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 828 (5%)

South Dakota State University Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($20)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.00)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement     Not Considered
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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