South Dakota State University is on a 387-acre campus in the small town setting of Brookings, South Dakota.
South Dakota State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? South Dakota State University has fraternities and sororities.
The South Dakota State University community comes together each year for Hobo Day, Capers and Cavorts.
This table offers information on housing at South Dakota State University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||4,462|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||3,740|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––|
South Dakota State University offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing. There are 4,462 spots available in on-campus housing for all 9,847 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 3,740 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
South Dakota State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At South Dakota State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at South Dakota State University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit South Dakota State University, take Interstate 29 to Brookings, SD. If you need to fly, book your flight to Sioux Falls Regional Airport airport.
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