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

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Your pathway to a degree starts with finding your passion.

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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 15
FAFSA Application - March 1

  • *SDSU accepts applications on a rolling admissions timeline.

What do I need?

Admission Requirements
18 ACT | 950+ 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

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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.

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

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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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South Dakota State University expands services at the Community College for Sioux Falls

Two South Dakota State University employees will be based at the Community College for Sioux Falls.

Adjacent state students offered South Dakota Tuition Advantage

New students from adjacent states will soon experience the South Dakota Advantage, a tuition program that state public universities will offer, starting next summer, to new freshmen and new transfer students from six surrounding states.
 

SDState, Sisseton Wahpeton College sign articulation agreements

South Dakota State University and Sisseton Wahpeton College administration signed articulation agreements Tuesday morning at SDState's Hilton M. Briggs Library.