ACT Scores for Admission to Four-Year South Dakota Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for South Dakota

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South Dakota State University. Don Graham / Flickr

South Dakota's four-year colleges range greatly in size, mission, and selectivity. The table below can help you figure out if your ACT scores are on target for admission to your top choice South Dakota colleges. The table shows ACT scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students.

ACT Scores for South Dakota Colleges (mid 50%)
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Augustana College232822292327
Black Hills State University192317231724
Dakota State University202518251825
Dakota Wesleyan University182415231723
Mount Marty College192517241726
Northern State University192517241725
Oglala Lakota Collegeopen-admissions
Presentation College182115211723
Sinte Gleska Universityopen-admissions
South Dakota School of Mines242924292229
South Dakota State University202619261825
University of Sioux Falls202519252026
University of South Dakota202519251926
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If your scores fall within or above the ranges above, you're in a good position for admission. If your scores are a little below the bottom number, don't give up hope -- a quarter of enrolled students have scores below those listed.

Be sure to keep the ACT in perspective. A strong academic record with challenging courses will carry more weight than standardized test scores. Also, some of the schools will look at qualitative measures and want to see a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

Note that the ACT is far more popular than the SAT in South Dakota, but all the schools will accept either exam.

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data from the National Center for Educational Statistics