South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
50%
Out-Of-State Students
47%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
83
Ethnicity
African American
2%
Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
Hispanic
2%
Native American
1%
White
87%
Multiracial
2%
Percent of First Generation Students
20%
Student Organizations
200
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Jackrabbits
School Colors
Yellow/Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Missouri Valley Conference
Total Male Athletes
373
Total Female Athletes
298
Intramural Sports
16
Sports Club
20
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
SDSU has expanded the Student Union vastly since I first enrolled in 2010. There are coffee and bagel shops, cafeteria style as well as restaurant style dining options. As of this upcoming year they are also adding some popular fast food options to the Union.
AKD
There's a wide variety of places to go. There are two common areas that have many food choices. Like a grill, java city, sandwich bar, and pizza. They have a system called Hobo Dough that is accepted at most restaurants around town, which is great because if you want to escape the campus for a while, you can still use your college funds to go out and have dinner with friends.
Katie from Brookings, SD
SDSU has a variety of meal plans and dining services, though most of the on-campus restaurants include Chinese or sandwiches. I haven't yet chosen a meal plan, so I'm not familiar with the food and dining at SDSU.
Elisabeth from Webster, SD
The hours for dining could be better. The food is generally good, though sometimes food is a hit or miss. If you dont like or dont want to chance what is on the menu at once place, there are tons of options somewhere else, and the salad bar, prepared sandwiches, and soup are always good. But overall, the food is better than I expected.
Sarah from Jobstown, NJ
Almost all of the book they have is absolutely delicious.
Stephanie from Brookings, SD