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Here's your chance to experience SDSU. Take the opportunity to make connections, follow your career path, to try something new. 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.

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The College Tour

SDSU is featured in season four of The College Tour. The 30-minute episode, hosted by reality TV star Alex Boylan, showcases what life is like at SDState through the eyes of Jackrabbits.

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Awards & Rankings

Numerous entities rank SDSU’s colleges and academic programs among the nation’s best.

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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.

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Student Activities

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

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The Wintrode Student Success and Opportunity Center

The Opportunity Center embraces SDSU’s land-grant mission by supporting educational access for all students.

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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.

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Scrubsandbeyond.com ranks SDSU No. 15 in nation

South Dakota State University has been named one of 2022’s best colleges for nursing by Scrubsandbeyond.com. SDSU was ranked No. 15, climbing 24 spots from its ranking in 2021.
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Class project trains staff on naloxone

Properly training individuals on the use of naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses was on the mind of Hayley (Schmidt) Rasmussen ’16/DNP ’22. As a result, she worked on a project to show others how to properly use the medication.  ...

Fillbrandt named Civil Service Employee of the Month

In recognition of his work in custodial services with South Dakota State University’s Facilities and Services, Travis Fillbrandt has been named the May Civil Service Employee of the Month.  ...

Dr. Jessie Juarez Named New Director of South Dakota State University’s Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jessie Juarez has been named the new director of South Dakota State University’s Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine (PPVM).