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Compare SAT Scores for Admission to South Dakota Colleges and Universities



South Dakota's four-year colleges represent an interesting mix of public and private institutions. The state's schools vary widely in size, peronality, and mission. To help you determine if your test scores are on target for your top choice South Dakota colleges, the table below can guide you.
SAT Scores for South Dakota Colleges (mid 50%)
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Augustana College------
Black Hills State University------
Dakota State University420550460560--
Dakota Wesleyan University420600400600--
Mount Marty College------
Northern State University430560470550--
Oglala Lakota Collegeopen-admissions
Presentation College380450350480330430
Sinte Gleska Universityopen-admissions
South Dakota School of Mines470610520660--
South Dakota State University430530450580--
University of Sioux Falls400490490540--
University of South Dakota460610460620460600
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The SAT scores listed in the table are for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these South Dakota colleges. If your scores are a little below the range presented in the table, don't give up hope -- remember that 25% of enrolled students have SAT scores below those listed.

You should also put the SAT in perspective. The exam is just one part of a college application, and a strong academic record is even more important than test scores. Also, some of the more selective colleges will be looking for a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

Note that the ACT is much more popular than the SAT in South Dakota, and many colleges do not report SAT scores.

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data from the National Center for Educational Statistics


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