South Dakota State University
United States of America
Founded in 1881, the South Dakota State University is a public university located in Brookings, South Dakota. It is a land grant and sun grant public research university and the state’s largest university. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has classified the university as a research university with high research activity.
South Dakota State University has 9 colleges/schools: College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences; College of Arts & Sciences; College of Education & Human Sciences; College of Nursing; College of Pharmacy & Allied Health Professions; Graduate School; College of Engineering; University College; Honors College. The most popular majors at South Dakota State University include: Health Professions and Related Programs, Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Social Sciences, Engineering and Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences. South Dakota State University offers 6 associate degree programs, 80 undergraduate minor programs, 87 undergraduate major programs, 35 undergraduate specializations, 15 undergraduate certificate programs, 36 master degree programs, 15 Ph.D. programs, 2 professional doctoral programs, 14 graduate certificate programs.
The total student population at the South Dakota State University is over 12,500 students of which more than 10,900 students are enrolled in undergraduate courses. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 17:1 and the acceptance rate of the university is 92%. The percentage of students granted financial aid is 92%.
The university offers a comprehensive range of more than 180 disciplines from aerospace to zoology. South Dakota State University provides hands-on learning with internship opportunities, study abroad experiences and the experiential learning that the students seek.
Notable Alumni: Mike Rounds (US Senator), Gene Amdahl (American Entrepreneur), Tom Daschle (Former Senator)
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