Skip to main content
Student standing outside on campus green

South Dakota State University

Apply today

In support of college access, SDSU is waiving application fees for undergraduate applications to South Dakota State University until November 30.

You Belong Here. With nearly 200 program offerings, 240+ unique student organizations, daily campus events, community outreach, innovative research, performing arts and Division I athletics, there's a place for everyone at SDSU. 


Student Resources:

Student in front of a laptop while eating an icecream cone at the SDSU Dairy Bar

Apply for Free

Application fees for South Dakota State University will be waived from Oct. 18 to Nov. 30, 2021.

Apply today!
Two students studying in open study space

Learn About SDState

As a land-grant university, we’ve always served South Dakota; today we build on that tradition by developing responsible global leaders.

About us
COVID-19 Virus


View the latest information regarding SDSU's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Get information on COVID-19 policies, procedures, vaccines, testing, etc.

COVID-19 information
Students walking through the Student Union

Student Life

Maximize your Jackrabbit experience by engaging with new people, joining a club, attending events and getting involved in the community. There is so much that SDSU and our community has to offer.

Explore student life
Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band Drummer

Student Activities

Discover many amazing opportunities at South Dakota State University. With 240+ student organizations, there's a place for everyone at SDSU.

Get involved
AISC Early Orientation

American Indian Opportunities

SDSU seeks to create a welcoming and supportive campus environment for American Indian students through a variety of academic programs, scholarships, student services and initiatives.

Find out more

University Events

See All University Events
Nov 30

South Dakota Day of Giving

Agricultural Heritage Museum
Nov 30

Jerry Fogg| Native Soul | South Dakota Art Museum Guild Program

South Dakota Art Museum
Nov 30

SDSU Men's Basketball vs. Prairie View A&M

Frost Arena

University News

See All University News
A rendering of the First Bank & Trust Arena's southeast entrance

Eight families donate $2.6 million to First Bank & Trust Arena project

Eight additional South Dakota families have made commitments totaling $2.6 million to First Bank & Trust Arena.

hands holding soybeans in petri dishes - sprouted bean helpd in tweezer

Compounds from soybeans may improve animal health

Antimicrobial compounds that soybean plants produce when threatened by insects, diseases and even drought may help animals stay healthy, thereby reducing the need for antibiotics.

SDSU Dairy Club Begins Annual Cheese Box Sale

Now through December 5, the SDSU Dairy Club will be conducting the annual holiday Cheese Box Sales. Funds from the sale support SDSU Dairy Club activities, trips, scholarships and more.

Anand honored for teaching excellence

By putting his own advice into action, South Dakota State University professor Sanjeev Anand has been recognized for his efforts in the classroom.