FAST FACTS
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Location:Brookings
Setting:Rural
Population:22,056
Enrollment:12,554
On Campus:33%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 8/25-12/17
  • Spring 1/12-5/8

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: OPEN
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:
$3,749

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$3,261

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
N/A

Campus Diversity
88%Caucasian
2%African American
2%Hispanic
1%Asian American
1%Native American
5%International
1%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


South Dakota State University was founded as a land-grant institution in 1881. For more than 130 years, SDSU has maintained an outstanding reputation for providing a quality education to students from almost every state as well as over 59 foreign countries. SDSU is the largest university in South Dakota with an enrollment of 12,554 students. The 360-acre campus is the most beautiful and spacious in South Dakota. SDSU offers over 200 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 22,056 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 22,056. The city is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of 153,000. Brookings is on the eastern part of the state.

Programs
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, Architecture, Veterinary Medicine, Economics

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

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 6/27/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $3,749.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 19 ($139 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 19 ($138 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/27/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $20 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $75 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Activity Fee: $420 Year Plan A Mandatory

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 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:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003471

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

Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 6/27/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $1,750
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus:
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $1511 declining balance plan.


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