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 (1,100) than South Dakota State (1,100).
  • NDSU has higher submitted ACT score (22) 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 - South Dakota State University and North Dakota State University-Main Campus.
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South Dakota StateNDSU
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South Dakota Statevs.NDSU
Brookings, South DakotaLocationFargo, North 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$9,299
Out-Of-State$12,809
Tuition & Fees
In-State$10,601
Out-Of-State$15,076
70% ($4,603)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)64% ($5,614)
$4,603Average Amount of Financial Aid$5,614
91.37 %Acceptance Rates91.59 %
44.79 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)44.75 %
1,100SAT Score1,205
22ACT Score23
60 %Graduation Rate65 %
-Transfer-out Rate22 %
81 %Retention Rate82 %
11,405Student Population12,846
497Number of Faculties534
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, On-campus daycare

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