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Admitted Student Statistics

Holistic admissions process

As a college, we recognize that students come from a variety of backgrounds and have different experiences. We welcome the benefits that a diverse student body brings to the college and ultimately, the profession of nursing.

Through our holistic admissions process, we look at each individual applicant as just that — an individual. Use of a holistic approach allows our undergraduate and graduate admissions committees to consider a combination of items including experiences, attributes and metrics (EAMs) to assist us in finding individuals who will be able to face the challenges of today’s healthcare needs and those that will arise in the future.

Standard B.S.N. admission statistics

Getting past the rumors and tall tales surrounding admission isn't easy. The SDSU College of Nursing academic advisors have compiled this information to help you arrive at the truth about various aspects of admission. These are the facts about our most recent admissions to our standard four year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Spring 2021 admits

The college received 184 qualified applications for 160 seats (Brookings 64, Rapid City 48 and Sioux Falls 48). Among the students admitted, the average pre-nursing GPA was 3.629 and the average cumulative GPA was 3.391. Pre-nursing GPAs of admitted students ranged from 2.719 to 4.0. Cumulative GPAs of admitted students ranged from 2.719 to 4.0.

Fall 2020 admits

The college received 100 qualified applications for 112 seats (Brookings 64 and Rapid City 48). Among the students admitted, the average pre-nursing GPA was 3.309 and the average cumulative GPA was 3.391. Pre-nursing GPAs of admitted students ranged from 2.719 to 4.0. Cumulative GPAs of admitted students ranged from 2.719 to 4.0. Cumulative GPAs of admitted students ranged from 2.719 to 4.0.

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