Box 2201 Brookings, SD 57007 605-688-4121
About South Dakota State University
  • Year of Foundation 1881
  • Size of Campus 272 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor,Post-Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 9,594
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 51%, 49%, 30%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $2,646 in-state, $3,966 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $5,423
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $20
  • Enrollment No. 9,786
We are the state’s largest university-and if you ask us, its best. With South Dakota’s most comprehensive range of academic offerings, there’s no better place to explore everything from aerospace to zoology. No matter which of our 175 fields of study our students pursue, they get a personal, practical education on our vibrant campus. Undergrads and graduate students alike learn to succeed in classes led by dedicated professors. And nearly all of our alumni carry lifelong memories of their Jackrabbit years. Hands-on research projects with nationally respected professors, internships that bring coursework to life, and choices from over 200 student organizations ensure that there is something for everyone.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 6
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Hobo Days (Homecoming), Spring Fling, Festival of Cultures, Wacipi(Native American Pow Wow), various International Nights featuring native food and entertainment, SDSU Collegiate Rodeo, Prairie Reperatory Theater (summer), and SDSU Theater.
  • Percent students who are frat members 5%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Kappa Delta, Chi Epsilon, Alpha Psi Omega, Alpha Tau Alpha, Alpha Zeta, Chi Sigma Iota, Delta Phi Alpha, Eta Kappa Nu, Gamma Sigma Delta, Kappa Delta Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha, Alpha Lambda Delta, Golden Key National Honor Society, Mortar B
  • Number of students in fraternities 7
  • Number of sororities 3
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) College and Career Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Christian Campus Ministry, Latter Day Saint Student's Association, Navigators Christian Fellowship, Nurses Christian Fellow
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 2%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Relations Club, Native American Club, Arabian Club, India Students' Association, Black Student Alliance, Chinese Student Assocation, Chicanos in Action, Nepales Student Association and Islamic Cultural Club.
  • Setting Rural
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 7
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Distance to nearest train Omaha, NE or Fargo, ND (300)
  • Distance to nearest bus Brookings, SD (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Sioux Falls, SD (52), Brookings, SD (1)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 34%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 33%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 29
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, apartments for married students, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students
Campus Services
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 3,217
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Museums SD Agricultural Heritage Museum; SD Art Museum.
  • Number Of Microforms 923,269
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Library Facilities George Norby Collection of Local History, Thomas A. Daschle Congressional Papers, Elizabeth Cook-Lynn Papers.
  • Number Of Subscriptions 27,646
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number of e-books 536
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 890,319
Student Employment and Career
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 21%
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village