- SDSU is the state’s largest, most comprehensive higher education institution.
- SDSU offers research opportunities to students at all undergraduate levels.
- SDSU competes at the NCAA Division I level & provides free admission to students
About This CampusSouth Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive higher-education institution founded in 1881. As South Dakota’s Morrill Act land-grant university, SDSU had a fall 2021 enrollment of 11,465, with students coming from 49 states and more than 70 countries. Students can choose from 82 majors, 35 specializations, 94 minors, 36 master’s degree programs, 15 Ph.D. programs and two professional doctorates. The university also offers courses at various off-campus sites as well as undergraduate and graduate programs online through the Office of Continuing and Distance Education. The 360-acre campus is the most beautiful and spacious in South Dakota. SDSU offers over 200 clubs and organizations to get involved with while attending the university. When in South Dakota, you must experience the western part of the state and see the scenic Black Hills, the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore and the famous Wall Drug Store.
Location InformationNamed by Your Local Security as the safest campus in South Dakota (2019–21) Brookings (pop. 23,938) is 55 miles north of Sioux Falls on Interstate-29, 200 miles from Minneapolis and 400 miles east of Rapid City and the Black Hills. Students from Nebraska, North Dakota and Iowa also find SDSU within an easy day’s drive. Brookings is in the farmland of eastern South Dakota. Brookings provides its residents with many outdoor activities including hunting, camping, fishing, and cross-country skiing.