The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • NDSU has more expensive tuition & fees ($14,471) than South Dakota State ($12,675).
  • It is harder to admit to South Dakota State than NDSU.
  • South Dakota State has a higher submitted SAT score (1,153) than NDSU (1,153).
  • NDSU has higher submitted ACT score (24) than South Dakota State (23).
  • NDSU has more students with 13,796 students while South Dakota State has 12,104 students.
  • NDSU has more full-time faculties with 555 faculties while South Dakota State has 541 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - North Dakota State University-Main Campus and South Dakota State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
NDSUSouth Dakota State
NDSUvs.South Dakota State
Fargo, North DakotaLocationBrookings, South Dakota
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
In-State$10,168
Out-Of-State$14,471
Tuition & Fees
In-State$9,200
Out-Of-State$12,675
59% ($5,327)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)56% ($4,847)
$5,327Average Amount of Financial Aid$4,847
91.59 %Acceptance Rates91.37 %
44.75 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)44.79 %
1,153SAT Score1,155
24ACT Score23
60 %Graduation Rate56 %
26 %Transfer-out Rate-
79 %Retention Rate76 %
13,796Student Population12,104
555Number of Faculties541
19 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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