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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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Student Activities

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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

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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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3D Center named in honor of Haarberg family

South Dakota State University’s College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions’ 3D Center now has a new namesake—the Haarberg Center for Drug, Disease and Delivery Research, thanks to a transformational $1.1 million gift from Kevin and Lorie Haarberg. ...

Metzger honored for contributions to power industry

Blair Metzger, president of DGR Engineering of Rock Rapids, Iowa, received the Wayne E. Knabach Excellence in Power Award at the Center for Power Systems Studies banquet Oct. 3 at McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center.

Reflections on the past

For over 45 years, Phil Baird, a 1997 South Dakota State University distinguished alum, has been working to improve educational outcomes for Native Americans.

SDSU Research finds bison territory expanded throughout North America  

Jeff Martin, Director of Research for the Center of Excellence for Bison Studies at the South Dakota State University West River Research and Extension Center in Rapid City, South Dakota, has recently published an article in the scientific journal Ecology hosted by the Ecological Society of Ameri...