Profile: South Dakota State University

Fast Facts

On Campus:33%
  • Fall 8/21-12/13
  • Spring 1/8-5/4

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
2%Two or more races

Campus Profile

South Dakota State University was founded as a land-grant institution in 1881. For more than 135 years, SDSU has maintained an outstanding reputation for providing a quality education to students from all 49 states and 85 foreign countries. SDSU is the largest university in South Dakota with an enrollment of 12,613 students. The 360-acre campus is the most beautiful and spacious in South Dakota. SDSU offers over 175 academic programs to choose from and over 200 clubs and organizations to get involved with while attending the university.

SDSU is located in Brookings, a community of 23,225 in the farmland of eastern South Dakota. The city of Brookings provides its residents with many outdoor activities including hunting, camping, fishing, and cross country skiing. When in South Dakota, you must experience the western part of the state and see the scenic Black Hills, the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore and the famous Wall Drug Store

Campus Location - SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 23,225. The city is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of 153,888. Brookings is on the eastern part of the state.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aviation Studies

Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Journalism, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Dairy Science/Management, Horticulture, Veterinary Medicine

Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Visual Arts

Athletics: Athletic Training

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Wildlife Biology

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address, Writing/Editing

Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Studies, Home Economics

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, Health Education, Human Development, Junior High/Middle School, Secondary Education

Engineering: Agricultural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Management, Fisheries Science, Range Management/Resources, Wildlife Biology/Science

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Merchandising

Food Science: Food Science, Food Services Management, Nutrition

Foreign Language: French, German, Spanish

General Studies: Liberal Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Health and Safety Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science, Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hotel/Restaurant Management

Industrial Studies: Construction Management, Industrial Management

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Music, Music Business/Merchandising, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Recreation

Sociology/Social Work: Human Services, Social Work, Sociology

Technology: Electronics Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Closed Programs
Nursing Pharmacy

Notable Academic Programs
Computer Science
Apparel/Fashion Merchandising
Veterinary Medicine

Unique Academic Programs
American Indian Studies
Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management
Aviation Studies

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/30/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $20 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $75 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Activity Fee: $41 Credit Hour Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee: $153 Year Plan A & B Optional

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

Use FAFSA CODE: 003471

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Meal Plans Per Semester Notes About Meal Plans
The 100 Block meal plan gives you 100 block meals to use for the entire semester at our all-you-care-to-eat dining hall Larson Commons, in addition to $800 Flex Dollars. The 50 Block meal plan gives you 50 block meals to use for the entire semester at our all-you-care-to-eat dining hall Larson Commons, in addition to $1030 Flex Dollars.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.