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 four-years, public schools.
  • NDSU has more expensive tuition & fees ($15,076) than South Dakota State ($12,809).
  • It is harder to admit to South Dakota State than NDSU.
  • NDSU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,205) than South Dakota State (1,100).
  • NDSU has higher submitted ACT score (23) than South Dakota State (22).
  • NDSU has more students with 12,846 students while South Dakota State has 11,405 students.
  • NDSU has more full-time faculties with 534 faculties while South Dakota State has 497 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
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
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$10,601
Out-Of-State$15,076
Tuition & Fees
In-State$9,299
Out-Of-State$12,809
64% ($5,614)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)70% ($4,603)
$5,614Average Amount of Financial Aid$4,603
91.59 %Acceptance Rates91.37 %
44.75 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)44.79 %
1,205SAT Score1,100
23ACT Score22
62 %Graduation Rate59 %
24 %Transfer-out Rate-
82 %Retention Rate81 %
12,846Student Population11,405
534Number of Faculties497
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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