South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

Questions and Answers

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6 days ago
What are the different clubs available at South Dakota State University?
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2 months ago
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2 months ago
What educational opportunities does SDSU provide in veterinary sciences and animal science?
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Academic details

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Least Selective (92% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Diversity statistics

83% White
3% Hispanic
2% Black
2% Multiracial
1% Asian
1% Native
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer83k
Electrical Engineer75k
Mechanical Engineer68k
Design Engineer66k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)61k
Manufacturing Engineer61k
Based on 5,719 student responses
52kAvg. Early Career Pay
90.2kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
57%in High-Meaning careers
18%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$12,589 / year
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