You’re Admitted and Ready to Enroll!

Knowledge is confidence. Degrees open doors. Now it’s time to build YOUR future at South Dakota State University.
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Step 1:
Meet Faculty & Advisers

Face-to-face is where it’s at! Take an in-depth campus tour to meet students, faculty and advisers in your field of study.


Schedule A Tour
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Step 2:
Reserve Your Room

With 17 residence halls and 14 living/learning communities, new students have plenty of options. Apply early for more choices.  


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Step 3:
Explore Financial Aid

Not only is SDSU 25% more affordable**, approximately 9 out of 10 first-year, full-time students receive financial aid and scholarships, too.


Financial Aid 
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Top 11 Colleges 2019
U.S. Colleges 2019*
25% More Affodable
More Affordable**
Top 10 College Town
College Town in the U.S. ***
Study Abroad Programs in 70 Countries
*Forbes America’s Top Colleges 2019 **2017 College Board, Avg. Tuition Room & Board for In-State Public 4-Year University  ***
Jackrabbit Reception
Sunday, March 22
Daily Campus Visits
Monday - Friday
Jackrabbit Previews
Feb. 7, 14, 28

The Jackrabbit Spirit

You’ll be challenged here. You’ll be supported here. And you’ll go farther once you leave here, because you chose to start here. Discover the difference at SDSU.

The Dream
The Drive
The Rewards
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Brookings is an amazing place to live, study and start your career.  It's a Top 10 College Town in the U.S. ( - ranked a 2015 Safest College Town in the U.S. ( - and the first city in South Dakota to receive a Municipal Equality Index 100 Rating.  Translation? You’re going to love it here.



Celebrate your “admitted” status with new gear and clothing from Jackrabbit Central! It’s a lifestyle.


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Did we mention how much fun you’ll have at SDSU? Whether you’re living it or posting about it, the #IAMAJACKRABBIT lifestyle stands out from the rest. Don’t forget to tag your pics, too!

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Jackrabbit pride is unparalleled. Be part of something special.