South Dakota State University Football

Men's Football

  • Division I - FCS
  • Missouri Valley Football Conference

School Information

Undergraduate Population :
Tuition :
Tuition Category :
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price :
Classroom Ratio :
17 to 1
Campus Setting :
Town: Remote
Selectivity :
Less Selective
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
Housing Options :
  • Apartment Married
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Frat Sorority
  • Other
  • Wellness Housing
Testing Required :
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors :
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Economics, General

Meet Nate

Counseling Associate

Nate holds a B.A. from Stanford University and has worked with Sparks since 2015. Prior to his time at Sparks, Nate spent seven years in Division I coaching and recruiting. Equipped with real-life stories from Stanford University’s office of admissions, Nate’s extensive knowledge of the recruiting process enables him to better advise parents and students at every step.

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Majors and Degrees

Major Bachelors
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 48
Agricultural Communication/Journalism 6
Agricultural Economics 6
Agricultural Mechanization, General 25
Agricultural Public Services, Other 5
Agriculture, General 30
Agronomy and Crop Science 58
Animal Sciences, General 56
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 6
Dairy Science 20
Food Science 0
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 15
Range Science and Management 7
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture 16
Landscape Architecture 0
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 2
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 89
Biotechnology 9
Microbiology, General 9
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 22
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 16
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 0
Operations Management and Supervision 13
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising 27
Journalism 14
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 24
Agricultural Teacher Education 11
Art Teacher Education 6
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 60
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education 6
Health Teacher Education 8
Music Teacher Education 6
Technical Teacher Education 1
Agricultural Engineering 5
Civil Engineering, General 31
Computer Software Engineering 0
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 13
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 0
Mechanical Engineering 59
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 31
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 4
Engineering/Industrial Management 5
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 0
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 14
Rhetoric and Composition 2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management 12
Consumer Economics 37
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 7
Human Development and Family Studies, General 54
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature 5
German Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 17
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer 16
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 28
Dietetics/Dietitian 17
Pharmacy 69
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 332
History, General 23
Legal Professions and Studies
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 15
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 13
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 31
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies 4
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 11
Natural Resources Management and Policy 0
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 59
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 27
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other 24
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General 17
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 3
Physics, General 3
Psychology, General 57
Social Sciences
Economics, General 75
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 2
Geography 9
Political Science and Government, General 12
Sociology 32
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General 1
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations 1
Flight Instructor 11
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 5
Fine/Studio Arts, General 4
Graphic Design 26
Interior Design 6
Music Management 0
Music, General 4
Visual and Performing Arts, General 0

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Sparks gives you the edge you need to navigate the recruiting process and make smart choices for academic, athletic, and personal growth.
Beyond school lists and timelines, Sparks clients work with their college counselor to:

  • Achieve north of 90% first choice admit rates on average
  • Identifying what college coaches are looking for in recruiting materials
  • Understanding the complex differences between each division in college football
  • Save time and money by channeling resources into the best academic and athletic fit
  • Eliminate stress and uncertainty at every milestone

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