You’re admitted and ready to enroll!

It's time to build YOUR future at South Dakota's Premier University.
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SDSU is committed to helping students find the resources available to help pay for college. The FAFSA is still accepting applications for Fall 2022.

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Register today for New Student Orientation. Programs are designed to help you prepare for life at SDState.

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Applications for the Fall 2022 semester are still open.

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With more than 200 academic pathways and an 18.5-to-1 average student to faculty ratio, you'll get plenty of guidance and assistance at South Dakota State University. Bring your big goals - and prepare for even bigger opportunity! Brookings is where hard work becomes your life's work. When you become a Jackrabbit, world-class academics open big-time doors.

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Top 5% Nationally for Best Value University*
25% More Affodable
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Best Bachelor's and Master's Degrees Offered in SD****
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  • At SDSU, you'll prepare for a long-term career you love.
  • You'll earn nearly $15K more per year with a bachelor's degree.
  • You'll protect your potential during economic downturns.


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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.

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



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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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