At a Glance

Overview
  • Founded
  • 1881
  • Tuition & Fees (In-State)
  • $8,172
  • Selectivity
  • Less Selective
  • Academic Calendar
  • Semester
  • Public/Private
  • Public
  • Religious Affiliation
  • N/A
Location and setting

Town

Brookings, SD

Deadlines

N/A

Regular App Deadline

N/A

Early App Deadline

August 1

Financial Aid Deadline

Admissions

Application Information
  • Acceptance rate
  • 91%
  • % Admitted who enroll
  • 44%
  • Application Fee
  • $20
Incoming freshman Class Rankings

69%

Top half of HS class

36%

Top quarter of HS class

11%

Top tenth of HS class
Incoming Freshman SAT Scores
  • Verbal
  • 440-580
  • Math
  • 450-580
  • Writing
  • N/A
Incoming Freshman ACT Scores
  • Composite
  • 20-26
  • English
  • 18-25
  • Math
  • 19-26
  • Writing
  • N/A
Admissions

Less Selective

  • ACCEPTED
  • 90%
  • PERCENT ADMITTED WHO ENROLL
  • 44%
  • ENROLLMENT
  • 10,946

Costs & Aid

Cost: In-State

$8,172

Tuition and fees (in state)

$1,500

books and supplies

$9,800

room and board

$19,472

Total on campus
Cost: Out-of-State

$11,403

Tuition and fees (out of state)

$1,500

books and supplies

$9,800

room and board

$22,703

Total on campus
Actual Cost By Income Level (w/Financial Aid)
  • Family Income
  • Cost
  • $0-$30K
  • $18,001
  • $30-$48K
  • $18,961
  • $48-$75K
  • $21,807
  • $75-$110K
  • $22,978
  • $110 & UP
  • $23,035
Financial aid

90%

Receiving Financial Aid

25%

Receiving Federal Grants

65%

Receiving Federal Loans
FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE: August 1

Student Life

Student Body

10,946

Total undergrad enrollment

1,654

Total grad students

47%

Out-of-state

50%

In-state

3%

International
Students

  • 53%

    FEMALE

  • 47

    MALE
Organizations

205

Student Organizations

6

Fraternities

4

Sororities
Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

31%

% of Students living on campus
Student Diversity
  • % American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1%
  • % Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 1%
  • % Black or African-American
  • 2%
  • % Hispanic/Latino
  • 2%
  • % White or Caucasian
  • 87%

Academics

Faculty & Classes

17:1

Student:Faculty Ratio

551

Total Faculty (Full-time)

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