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 (1,155) than NDSU (1,153).
  • NDSU has higher submitted ACT score (23) 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 - South Dakota State University and North Dakota State University-Main Campus.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
South Dakota StateNDSU
South Dakota Statevs.NDSU
Brookings, South DakotaLocationFargo, North 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)
Tuition & Fees
56% ($4,847)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($5,327)
$4,847Average Amount of Financial Aid$5,327
91.37 %Acceptance Rates91.59 %
44.79 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)44.75 %
1,155SAT Score1,153
23ACT Score24
56 %Graduation Rate60 %
-Transfer-out Rate26 %
76 %Retention Rate79 %
12,104Student Population13,796
541Number of Faculties555
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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