High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.74 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses
Most Popular Majors
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.96 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.110 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.57 responses
South Dakota State University Reviews
I like that there are a lot of opportunities here. You can find everything from agriculture to theater to nursing to anything science. There are so many wonderful teachers and students to help you along, encourage you, and have fun with you. The nursing program is incredible at SDSU. We have dozens of knowledgeable nurses ready to take care of the world. Our agriculture department is on top of everything. We even have a dairy plant. I study to be an English teacher and I can guarantee I am getting exactly the education needed for me to succeed! Besides education, we have a fully stocked wellness center that is available most times throughout each week. SDSU is also home to Chick fil A, Panda Express, and several other food places that do not disappoint! The campus is clean and beautiful -- especially during the fall season!
I myself am not involved in college sports but I am involved with intramural sports and it is so much fun! Its a great way to be involved in a friendly competition sport and get to know people. I am involved in the intramural volleyball and its just really fun to put together your own team and play against new teams. Also, the school spirit here is amazing. We were given our own cowbells to ring and the energy at footballs games is amazing! There is nothing like going to your first college football game. You really feel like you're part of something big! We also have a fantastic wellness center here at South Dakota State University. There is equipment for all types of work outs and they also provide classes you can take like yoga, kickboxing, and so much more.
Overall, South Dakota State University has been a wonderful school to attend. It slightly north so the wind can be a bit unbearable. The professors that I have had while attending SDSU have exceeded my expectations. They have been down to earth, and genuinely care about not only their students learning, but about each individual. The campus as a whole has the most amazing and welcoming feeling. They have both traditional and modern dorms, all which have amazing security systems that make you feel safe and at home. There are many food options ranging from cafeteria style, to a buffet, to fast food, to sit down restaurants.