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South Dakota State University Student Life

South Dakota State University is on a 387-acre campus in a small town setting in Brookings, South Dakota. South Dakota State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

South Dakota State University also has fraternities and sororities.

The South Dakota State University community comes together each year for Hobo Day, Capers and Cavorts.

Does South Dakota State University offer student housing?

South Dakota State University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of South Dakota State University students live on campus. In 2021, 85.97% of undergrads at South Dakota State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing There are 4,620 spots available in on-campus housing for all 9,976 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 3,972 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

South Dakota State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is South Dakota State University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

South Dakota State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The South Dakota State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

South Dakota State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to South Dakota State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to South Dakota State University, take Interstate 29 to Brookings, SD. If you need to fly, book your flight to Sioux Falls Regional Airport airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in South Dakota you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore South Dakota State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

South Dakota State University Students

52%

Women

48%

Men

78%

Full Time

22%

Part Time

54%

In State

46%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

88%

3%

2%

2%

2%

1%

1%

1%

0.04%

Undergraduate Students

9,976

Graduate Students

1,429

Non-Resident / International Students

279

South Dakota State University Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

11,405

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

89%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,299

Out-of-State

$12,809

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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