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Undergraduate Admissions

We're rolling out the blue carpet.

SDState understands the value of a hands-on education. Our students' sense of pride is the result.

Be Great. Start Here.®

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Find Your Academic Fit

Your pathway to a degree starts with finding your passion.


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Explore your future home. Visit campus and get the Jackrabbit experience first-hand.

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Already convinced? SDState is a spectacular place to spend your next few years.

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When is everything due?

Key Deadlines
Admission Application - Anytime*
Academic Scholarship Application - December 1
FAFSA Application - March 1

  • *SDSU accepts applications on a rolling admissions timeline.

What do I need?

Admission Requirements
18 ACT | 970+ SAT Math/Critical Reading*
OR High School GPA 2.6+
OR Top 60% of H.S. Graduating Class
OR Level 3 or higher on Math and English Language Arts Smarter Balance Assessment

  • *870+ if taken before March 1, 2016

Start making your plan.

Need some further guidance on your next steps? Select what fits your needs.

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Great value. In every sense.

You're ready to start your college experience. Have it all—and more—at a price you can afford.

Know your options. Get to know financial aid.

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Budget Smart

Calculate your costs upfront. There's no better way to plan for your undergraduate experience.

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Apply for Assistance

Aid is available to students with financial need and academic excellence. Know your investment.

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Use Your Merit

Use your excellence to your advantage. Scholarships come in all sizes—find your best fit.

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First-year students drive SDSU enrollment numbers for fall 2022

Figures released by the South Dakota Board of Regents today show enrollment at SDSU to include a class of 2,192 first-year students, the largest freshman class at SDSU since 2017. Total enrollment at SDSU stands at 11,331.