South Dakota State is an above-average public university located in Brookings, South Dakota. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,425 undergraduate students. The South Dakota State acceptance rate is 91%. Popular majors include Nursing, Animal Sciences and Husbandry, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 55% of students, South Dakota State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,900.
South Dakota State University Rankings
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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.86 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses
Most Popular Majors
Animal Sciences and Husbandry109 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities102 Graduates
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences75 Graduates
Human Development73 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering65 Graduates
Crop and Soil Sciences55 Graduates
Agricultural Business54 Graduates
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.105 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.119 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 thoroughly enjoyed my tour at the South Dakota State. I got to meet with the head director of multiple fields that I am interested in. After the tour you get to have lunch and some of their world famous ice cream on them! The SDSU campus truly makes you feel at home. If you are unsure of where you want to go or what you want to do, I highly suggest South Dakota State University, they have most major fields and they make sure you are achieving the goals you set for yourself. I am going to be attending their campus to further my education in the fall of 2020. The only change I would recommend would to have an additional parking lot, finding spaces can be a bit tricky. But overall my experience was fantastic!
I love the campus here! There are so many ways to stay involved in extracurricular activities and clubs to join. The professors want you to do good in your academics and will help you be successful. There are also lots of opportunities for extra academic help like the free tutoring program, supplemental instruction sessions, review sessions, and study stops. The Wellness center has many counseling services for all types of needs as well. The facilities on campus are amazing.
SDSU is a great school, the nursing program is amazing! SDSU has a safe campus, great food, and great dorms. SDSU has many opportunities to grow as a person and become a better student. SDSU campus is in the great distance to every building on campus. SDSU allows students to make new friends and has a great environment so you feel safe. I love SDSU and the community I have made.