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South Dakota State University

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South Dakota State University is the state's largest and most comprehensive university and dedicated to excellence in research, teaching, and public service. Ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as the number one research insitution in South Dakota, SDSU offers more than 200 academic programs in pharmacy, nursing, engineering, family and consumer sciences, education and counseling, arts and sciences, agriculture and biological sciences, and general studies. Its 12,000 students are active in more than 200 student organizations on a campus known for its friendly, hometown atmosphere.

South Dakota State University is located in Brookings, South Dakota. This small but lively town of nearly 19,000 people is just miles from the Minnesota border and less than an hour's drive to the state's largest city, Sioux Falls. SDSU has an enrollment of 11,400 students making it the largest university in the state. You'll find a diverse campus experience here, with over 200 majors and minors and unique opportunities for "hands-on" learning in every field of study. In addition to academics, SDSU has hundreds of activities to participate in, including academic and sports clubs, intramurals, theater, music, art, student government, student publications, multi-cultural events and more. All of this in addition to a beautiful campus, motivated professors and a safe, friendly atmosphere makes South Dakota State University a great place to get a quality education.

Students at South Dakota State University benefit from a best-of-class education that extends beyond the traditional classroom - developing students as leaders is a primary goal. Students learn in a welcoming environment that includes ground-breaking research, internships, industry experience, study abroad oportunities, Division I athletics, and cultural events ranging from artistic and musical performances to special lectures to leisure entertainment. SDSU's heritage of educational excellence in health sciences, engineering, agriculture and the human sciences - approximately 200 academic options - open doors to limitless possibilities. You can go anywhere from here . into professional practice, research, teaching, established industries or science. You decide.

Quick Facts

Location:  Midwest
Setting:  Small Town Setting
Type:  Public
Size:  Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot:  Jackrabbits
Nickname:  SDSU

Students & Campus Life

On Campus Housing: Available
Full Time Students: 97%
Athletic Programs: Available


Average Tuition:  $ 5,046
Students Receiving Aid:  92%


Application Fee: $ 20
Selectivity:  Selective

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