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Know Your Campus

All employees at South Dakota State University will eventually be asked a question that begins with, “how do I find … ?” It’s important to be a source of knowledge for campus visitors, and come to the rescue if an individual is lost or just needing some help.

The easiest way to set yourself up for success in that situation is by learning how to navigate campus yourself. Take a tour and know how to find the campus map online.

Call the SDSU Admissions Office at 605-688-4121 to schedule a tour with an admissions ambassador. A team of dedicated students serve as yearly ambassadors and are experts in knowing the lay of the land. Additionally, ambassadors have an inside view into the messaging that is important to students and their families.

Academic Experience

  • 200+ academic pathways.
  • World-class faculty.
  • Real-world learning opportunities begin the first year.
  • South Dakota’s largest and most comprehensive university.
  • Small Class sizes—19:1 average student/faculty ratio.
  • No. 1 research university in South Dakota.
  • 600 study abroad programs in 70 countries.
  • 100% online undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Campus Experience

  • It’s easy for students to get involved and customize their experience.
  • Welcoming and supportive community where it’s easy to “be you” in class and out.
  • Living-Learning Communities provide an environment for residents to connect their academics with life outside the classroom.
  • Top 10 U.S. College (Town
  • No. 1 Safest College in South Dakota (

Building The Future

  • Valuable internship opportunities and professional connections.
  • Personalized career services prepare students to land a great job or apply to grad school.
  • 100% job placement within six months of graduation (pharmacy).
  • 100% job placement within six months of graduation (engineering).

Value and Investment

  • Renewable and annual scholarships available.
  • Jackrabbit Journey scholarships for dual credit.
  • 93% of first-time students receive financial aid.
  • $10,000 average financial aid package per student per year.
  • Top 5% Best Value U.S. University (College Factual 2021).
  • Top Five Best Value Colleges for International Students (College Factual 2021).