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South Dakota State University 

South Dakota State University is a public land-grant-based research institution. It is one of the largest and oldest universities in South Dakota. It is classified as an R2 Doctoral University for its high-level research activities. The University is best known for its programs in Agriculture, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Engineering. There are more than 11,000 students enrolled in the different programs of the University.

South Dakota State University History

South Dakota State University's history started in 1862 under the provisions of the Morrill Act. The University was first established as Dakota Agriculture College. It has accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. It also has recognition from Space-Grant and Sun-Grant for its academic programs. The South Dakota Board of Regents is the governing body of the University.

South Dakota State University Programs, Courses, and Schools

South Dakota State University programs offer a wide range of programs in various fields. It offers 86 major programs, 101 minor programs, 16 doctoral degrees, and 38 specialization programs.

Some degree-granting colleges of the University include –

  • College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Sciences
  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Education & Human Sciences
  • College of Natural Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
  • Graduate School
  • Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering
  • Van D. Barbara B. Fishback Honors College

South Dakota State University undergraduate programs are in the field include –

  • Aerospace Studies
  • Animal Science
  • Design
  • Military Science
  • Physics
  • Pharmacy practice
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Allied and Biosystems Engineering
  • Dairy and Food Science

To know more about South Dakota State University undergraduate programs, click here South Dakota State University undergraduate programs

South Dakota State University graduate programs are in the field include –

  • Architecture
  • Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • English and Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Performing Arts
  • Psychology, Sociology, and Rural Studies
  • Management and Economics
  • Communication and Journalism
  • Health and Consumer Sciences
  • Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant Science

To know more about South Dakota State University graduate programs, click here South Dakota State University graduate programs

South Dakota State University Achievements and Rankings 

South Dakota State University's achievements and rankings include –

  • Ranked 471 in the nation by Forbes.
  • Ranked 284 in the nation by the US News and World Report.
  • Ranked 144 as Best Public University in the US.
  • Ranked 1037 in the world by the US News and World Report.

SDSU USP 

The famous programs of the University in the field include health, social sciences, engineering, communications, human science, and technology. The student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. The University has an acceptance rate of 92%.

South Dakota State University Notable Alumni 

South Dakota State University's notable alumni include –

  • Mitchell Olson (Singer-Songwriter)
  • Lynn Boden (Football Player)
  • Harvey Dunn (Painter)
  • Vern L. Schramm (Researcher)
  • David L. Chicoine (Businessman)
  • Danny Batten (Football Player)
  • Jim Langer (Football Player)
  • Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Author)
  • H. Dean Brown (Scientist)
  • Kristi Noem (Governor of South Dakota)

University Infrastructure and Services 

South Dakota State University Campus

South Dakota State University Campus is divided into three parts: Main, West, and East. The Hilton M. Briggs Library is the largest library of the University on the main campus. Main Campus also has four eating facilities, a dining area, a bookstore, a wellness center, and an office for International Affairs. There are many museums on the west campus. McCrory Gardens and South Dakota Arboretum is the heart of the east campus, which is filled with numerous plants.

South Dakota State University Library 

There are many libraries on the different campus locations of the University. The Hilton M. Briggs Library has a volume of more than 6,35,000 books, 3,15,000 government sources, 79,000 map resources, 1800 journals, and many more. South Dakota State University Library provides services that include interlibrary loans, lending, and borrowing facilities. The Librarian provides all types of academic guidance to the students.

South Dakota State University Housing Services 

South Dakota State University housing provides a comfortable student lifestyle. The rooms are well furnished and affordable. Students get dining facilities too. Other housing services include wireless internet, convenience stores, sports courts, housekeeping, community kitchen, fitness area, cable TV, recreation zone, lounge areas, and many more.

Some residence halls of the University include –

  • Young Hall
  • Pierson Hall
  • Ben Relief Hall   
  • Hyde Hall
  • Brown Hall
  • Hansen Hall

To know more about South Dakota State University housing, click here https://www.sdstate.edu/student-life/housing-residential-life

 Medical Services 

Medical Services of the University include –

  • Primary and Emergency Health Care
  • Lab Testing
  • Office Visits to the Clinics
  • Health Insurance Plan
  • Physicals
  • Pharmacy
  • Immunization / Vaccinations/ Flu Shots

 Student Clubs 

  • Advertising Club 
  • Baseball Club 
  • Best Buddies 
  • Bridges International
  • Campus Radio 
  • Adopt-a-Grandparent Club @ SDSU 
  • American Sign Language Club 
  • Art Club at SDSU 
  • Badminton Club 
  • Chemistry Club 

South Dakota State University Location 

South Dakota State University's location is in Brookings, South Dakota. The city experiences a humid continental climate. The winters are snowy, and cold, and summers are warm to hot. Brookings Regional Airport is the major airport of the city. There are many places to visit around the city. 

Top Landmarks 

  • SDSU Dairy Sales Bar
  • McCrory Gardens 
  • Coughlin Campanile 
  • Dana J Dykhouse Stadium 
  • Wooden Legs Brewing Company 
  • Splash Zone Waterpark 
  • Swiffel Center 
  • Jay Street Pub 
  • Lemke’s Bar & Grill 
  • Tee’d Off Golf 

South Dakota State University International Student Information 

South Dakota State University Courses offered 

South Dakota State University Courses are in the field include –

  • Aerospace Studies
  • Animal Science
  • Design
  • Military Science
  • Physics
  • Pharmacy practice
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Allied and Biosystems Engineering
  • Dairy and Food Science

South Dakota State University Student Support

South Dakota State University provides academic, financial, and employment related support to the students. scholarship programs are available for both residents and non-residents students of the University. University doesn’t require an ACT or SAT score for this. Students can also get other financial funds to support their studies. Students get more about South Dakota State University Scholarships, here https://www.sdstate.edu/international-affairs/funding-your-education

Visas and Immigration Support 

South Dakota State University International students need an F-1 or J-1 visa to study at the University. Students can apply for the i-20 form at the University to start the visa application process. Students can reach out to the local consulate or US embassy to start the process.

Some documents needed for the visa include –

  • Valid Passport
  • Photographs
  • Medical insurance
  • Admission Letter
  • SEVIS Fee Receipt
  • Financial Income Statements

 International Student Contact

ISSS is providing support to the international community of the University. The office offers in-person and virtual services. It connects the community by organizing programs, events, and workshops. They support students in immigration & visa, academics, admission, financial, and employment-related matters. To know more about the ISSS, click here https://www.sdstate.edu/international-affairs/international-student-and-scholars-services

Student Life 

South Dakota State University Student Organizations

  • American Indian Student Association 
  • American Society of Landscape Architects 
  • Arnold Air Society 
  • Athletic Training Student Association 
  • Chinese Student & Scholar Association 
  • College Democrats 
  • College Republicans 
  • Common Read 
  • Crafty Jacks at SDSU 
  • Farmhouse 

 South Dakota State University Sports and Fitness 

South Dakota State University sports facilities include –

  • Dana J. Dyhouse Stadium 
  • Frost Arena 
  • Erv huether Field 
  • Jackrabbit Softball Stadium 
  • DeHaan Equestrian Center 
  • Marshall Center Pool 
  • Fishback Soccer Park 
  • Brookings Country Club 
  • Coughlin Alumni Stadium Miller Fitness Center 

South Dakota State University Health and Wellness 

University has Miller Wellness Center which provides a gym and cardio facilities. There are many sports courts present on-campus. Students can also enjoy climbing walls and indoor pool activities. University supports its students not only physically but also psychologically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. 

South Dakota State University Residential Life 

South Dakota State University residential life offers the best housing and dining facilities. Students get fully furnished rooms, lounge areas, study rooms, a gaming zone, and community kitchen services. Students also get gym, fitness areas. Residential life gives so many opportunities to connect and engage in different activities. To know more about South Dakota State University's residential life, click here https://www.sdstate.edu/student-life/housing-residential-life

 Food and Drinks 

  • Larson Commons 
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Dairy Bar 
  • Panda Express 
  • Simply Soup @ The Market 
  • The Bindle @ The Market 
  • Starbucks 
  • Union Coffee 
  • Clean Plate @ The Market 
  • Extreme Pita 

Short Term Gateways 

  • SDSU Dairy Sales Bar
  • McCrory Gardens 
  • Coughlin Campanile 
  • Dana J Dykhouse Stadium 
  • Wooden Legs Brewing Company 
  • Splash Zone Waterpark 
  • Swiffel Center 
  • Jay Street Pub 
  • Lemke’s Bar & Grill 
  • Tee’d Off Golf 

 Part-Time Jobs 

University allows its students to do part-time jobs along with their studies. Students have a variety of on-campus and off-campus job opportunities. The student can also do work-study jobs. These opportunities help students in gaining practical knowledge, skills, and money. Students can get more information about it, here https://www.sdstate.edu/student-life/office-career-development/part-time-and-work-study-jobs

Student Safety 

Students are safe and secure on-campus. University has law enforcement officers, campus police, and escort services for the students. Brookings is one of the safest cities in South Dakota. It comes in second position in the safety ranking of the state. Students can roam around the city without any fear.  

Famous Courses 

South Dakota State University's famous Courses are in the field include –

  • Aerospace Studies
  • Animal Science
  • Design
  • Military Science
  • Physics
  • Pharmacy practice
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Allied and Biosystems Engineering
  • Dairy and Food Science

Campus Recruitment 

The campus placement rate of the University is high. Most common careers are in the field of engineering, business development, education, finance, community, and social services. The average salary starts from $49,845. Students get selected by different firms after several rounds of interviews. The office of career service is committed to providing the best career opportunities on campus. 

Top Companies 

  • University of South Dakota 
  • Walgreens 
  • Brookings Health System 
  • Great Western Bank 
  • Fairview 

South Dakota State University Application Requirements

South Dakota State University application requirements include –

  •  Online Application Form 
  •  Application Fees 
  •  $20 for Undergraduates 
  •  $35 for Graduates 
  •  School and College Mark Sheets 
  •  Financial Statements 
  •  English Proficiency Test Score (Any One)
  •  IELTS (5.5 or Above)
  •  TOEFL (61 or Above)
  •  PTE (Not Accepted)
  •  Letter of Recommendations 
  •  SAT/ACT (For Undergraduates)
  •  GMAT/GRE (For Graduates)
  •  GPA 2.0 for Undergraduates 

Where to Apply 

Students can directly apply through the official website at https://www.sdstate.edu/

South Dakota State University Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

South Dakota State University Application Requirements

2.8
GPA
32
IB
80
Percentage
92%
Acceptance Rate

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in South Dakota State University in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 5.5.

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South Dakota State University Cost of studies

Fees

Undergraduate: $ 8460.

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

South Dakota State University Deadlines

Undergraduate: Rolling admissions

Graduate: Fall-April 15, Spring-October-15

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

South Dakota State University Rankings

Global

1145
US News
801 -900
Shanghai
728
GTU Rank

Regional

United States of America
272
US News
471
Forbes
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Box 2201! Brookings! SD 57007,United States of America

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