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About Us

Be Great. Start Here.

We are the state’s largest university—and if you ask us, the best. With South Dakota’s most comprehensive range of academic offerings, there’s no better place to explore everything from aerospace to zoology.

No matter which of our more than 180 fields of study our students pursue, they get a personal, practical education on our vibrant campus. Undergrads and graduate students alike learn to succeed in classes led by dedicated professors. And nearly all of our alumni carry lifelong memories of their Jackrabbit years. Hands-on research projects with nationally respected professors, internships that bring coursework to life, and choices from over 200 student organizations ensure that there is something for everyone.

As a land-grant university, we’ve always served South Dakota; today we build on that tradition by developing responsible global leaders. So it’s no surprise that our students’ prospects after commencement are the envy of their friends from other universities—95 percent of our students go onto jobs, graduate school, or other opportunities such as internships and fellowships.

SDSU students tend to make themselves known – in academics, research, study abroad opportunities and student leadership. The blend of innovation and tradition at SDSU mean's we are always growing without forgetting what makes us great. Whether it's discoveries in the lab or children that are educated by our student teachers, we are confident SDSU has something for everyone. Find how you can make an IMPACT.