South Dakota State University

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South Dakota State University

In-state Tuition

$5,052 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$10,239 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline


Application fee


Educational Resources


George Norby Collection of Local History, Thomas A. Daschle Congressional Papers, Elizabeth Cook-Lynn Papers.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 890,319 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 27,646 current serial subscriptions.
  • 923,269 microforms.
  • 3,217 Audio/Visual items.
  • 536 e-books.

Museums & Art

SD Agricultural Heritage Museum; SD Art Museum.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,022 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are not permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance, other


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, other


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 33% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 29 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 34% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 68% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Hobo Days (Homecoming), Spring Fling, Festival of Cultures, Wacipi(Native American Pow Wow), various International Nights featuring native food and entertainment, SDSU Collegiate Rodeo, Prairie Reperatory Theater (summer), and SDSU Theater.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 205 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Kappa Delta, Chi Epsilon, Alpha Psi Omega, Alpha Tau Alpha, Alpha Zeta, Chi Sigma Iota, Delta Phi Alpha, Eta Kappa Nu, Gamma Sigma Delta, Kappa Delta Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha, Alpha Lambda Delta, Golden Key National Honor Society, Mortar Board, and Phi Alpha Theta
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) College and Career Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Christian Campus Ministry, Latter Day Saint Student’s Association, Navigators Christian Fellowship, Nurses Christian Fellowship, Reformed Student Fellowship, United Methodist Student Organization, University Lutheran Center, WELS Student Fellowship, Mt. Calvary Lutheran Student Fellowship, Campus Crusade for Christ, ZAO College Ministries, CCP/Pius XII Newman Center, and Catholic Campus Pastorial Council.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) International Relations Club, Native American Club, Arabian Club, India Students’ Association, Black Student Alliance, Chinese Student Assocation, Chicanos in Action, Nepales Student Association and Islamic Cultural Club.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Student’s Association, University Program Council, AFROTC Royal Blue Drill Team, Aim High Club, Block and Bridle, Women’s Choir, The Statesmen, Concert Chair, Cheerleaders, Campus Women’s Coalition, Circle K International, Collegiate 4-H, College Democrats, College Republicans, Chess Club, Collegian, Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Orgganization, Residence Hall Association, Residetn Hall Governments, Resident Assistant Council, Advertising Club, Academy of Students of Pharmacy, Rodeo Club, Rifle & Pistol Club, Arnold Air Society, Campus Radio, Cateau Rangers, Civil Air Patrol, Ag & Bio Prexy Council, Greek Council, Jt Engineering Council, Dynamic Martial Arts, Prairie Reperatory Theater, SDSU theater productions, Ag Communications Club, Ag Educators Club, Ag Systems Technology club, Agronomy & Conservation Club, American Assoc of Family & Consumer Sciences, American Society of Ag Engineers, American Humanics Students’ Assoc, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Engineers ASRAE, American Society of Interior Designers, American society of Landscape Architects, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Collegian (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Sioux Falls, SD (52), Brookings, SD (1)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Omaha, NE or Fargo, ND (300)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Brookings, SD (1)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 80% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 7 fraternities
  • 6 fraternity houses
  • 5% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 3 sororities
  • 3 sorority houses
  • 2% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited

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