You’re admitted and ready to enroll!

It's time to build your future at South Dakota's premier university.
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Apply for Scholarships

SDState supports students in their search for financial resources to cover the cost of college. We encourage you to apply for a variety of scholarships for additional assistance. 

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New Student Orientation

You can now register for the required fall 2023 New Student Orientation! Attendees will receive resources to succeed at SDSU, connect with their fellow students, and sign up for classes.

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Apply for Housing

Roommate Group Selection opens February 1, 2023. Living-Learning Community Applications are due by April 16, 2023. Be among the first to apply for top-of-the-list preferences.


With more than 200 academic pathways and an 19.5-to-1 average student to faculty ratio, you'll get plenty of guidance and assistance at South Dakota State University. Brookings is where hard work becomes your life's work. When you become a Jackrabbit, world-class academics open big-time doors.

200 + Academic Pathways
Academic Pathways
Top 5% Nationally for Best Value University
Nationally Best Value University*
25% More Affordable**
More Affordable**
Top 10 College Town in US***
College Town in the U.S. ***
600 Study Abroad Programs in 70 Countries
Education Abroad Programs in 70 Countries
#1 Best Bachelor's and Master's Degrees Offered in SD****
Best Bachelor's and Master's Degrees Offered in SD****
*College Factual 2021 **2017 College Board, Avg. Tuition Room & Board for In-State Public 4-Year University  *** ****University Headquarters
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Prepare for a long-term career you’ll love, at SDSU.

Earn nearly $15K more per year with a bachelor's degree.

Protect your potential during economic downturns.



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Daily Campus Visits
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Yellow and Blue Discovery Day
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Jackrabbit Previews

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.

Intersections at SDSU
The Dream
The Drive
The Rewards
Sharon's Story
Alaire's Story
Ally's Story
Feel at Home
John's Story

Brookings is one of the Top 10 College Towns in America according to Great coffee shops. Amazing restaurants. A thriving downtown. And countless career opportunities from well-known companies who call this place home.

South Dakota State University apparel

Celebrate your "Admitted" status with new gear and clothing from Jackrabbit Central! 

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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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