South Dakota State University Rankings

By | April 19, 2020

Located in Brookings, SD, South Dakota State University is one of the best universities in the state of Illinois. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for South Dakota State University in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is South Dakota State University.

  • According to AbbreviationFinder, South Dakota State University is often abbreviated as SDSU.

Box 2201 Brookings, SD 57007
Phone: (605) 688-4121
Email: [email protected]
Web site:

Rankings: South Dakota State University

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.3
Graduation and retention ranking: 175
Average freshman retention rate: 76.2%
6-year graduation rate: 53.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 49%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 4
Faculty resources ranking: 256
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 30.3%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 12.2%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 18:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 88.0%
Student selectivity ranking: 201
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 20-25
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 16%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 39%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 93.1%
Financial resources rank: 212
Alumni giving rank: 235
Average alumni giving rate (2020): N/A

Essential Facts: South Dakota State University

  • The South Dakota acceptance rate is 87%. Graduating 55% of students, South Dakota alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,200.
  • Forbes ranks SDSU in America’s Top Colleges 2019. South Dakota State University was ranked in the top 11 percent of the 4,300 degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the U.S.
  • As South Dakota’s Morrill Act land-grant university, SDSU had a fall 2020 enrollment of 11,405, with students coming from 49 states and more than 70 countries.

South Dakota State University History

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 34%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: N/A
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: N/A
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 68%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 80%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? No
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), wrestling
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook