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It's time to build YOUR future at South Dakota's Premier University.
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New Student Orientation

By choosing SDSU, you've opened yourself up to endless opportunities. And it all starts here.

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Can four years really change your life? Absolutely! But first things first: New Student Orientation (NSO) for Fall 2021. Don't wait to register - available dates are filling up fast! 

With more than 200 potential majors 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 11 Colleges 2019
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25% More Affodable
More Affordable**
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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  ***
  • 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.



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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