Location
Brookings, SD
Undergrads
8,562
Tuition (in-state)
$9,350 ($7,404)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 802 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Senior

Campus Dining: There are many different dining location options. Campus also has a variety of menu options that are, for the most part, reasonably priced. Convenient stores on campus allow for another way to use flex money.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The safety on campus for the most part is great. Some areas could use better lighting for at night. There are many locations for safety call services on campus.

4 College Senior

Diversity: There is a large variety of ethnic origin on campus. Many are accepted. There is also a wide variety of religious beliefs and organizations on campus.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Many of the guys look like geeks. Many like to party. Some aren't very hardworking and outgoing. Many of the girls are very smart. Some like to party way more than to go to classes.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Some courses are boring, as expected. However, once you get into classes that interest you or deal with your major, they are much more enjoyable. The professors also dictate whether or not you will enjoy a class. Ones who are boring to listen to and put you to sleep come and go. Many professors, however, are great teachers and you can always go talk to them. Some classes are have really big classes sizes, but most have a reasonable number of students that allows for more specific learning. Course availability is slightly challenging to some degree, but for the most part, not may classes I have needed to take overlapped.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Many students with degrees get jobs in there career fields after schooling. Degrees are very important to have. Many companies from the area look to hire students for internships or jobs, because they know the quality of education they are receiving from this college. Many employers who are hiring students are from large, respected, and quality driven companies.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Campus police enforce some rules more so than others. Underage drinking, alcohol consumption, and illegal drug use in the dorms is very well enforced. The rules about smoking near buildings and dorms isn't enforced all to well. Many students complain about the lack of enforcement for the smoking rules.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great. It helps you build initial social contacts. It allows for you to live somewhat close to where your classes are. The housing process is rather simple. Many on campus facilities have a variety of social events to residents to attend. The cost is slightly prices, but is reasonable.

4 College Senior

Athletics: College sports and intramural sports are very popular among students and the community. Most events have large student and community support. New facilities are being built to improve the athletics scene, the athletics programs, and the performance of the teams.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: The Brookings community is very friendly and open to college students. There are a variety of activities on and off campus for both students and community members. The college holds a variety of cultural festival events for students and members of the community to attend. College sports are big among both the students and community. The atmosphere between students and the community is usually always positive and supportive. Plays are a favorite for both students and the community.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining options range from fast food to sit-down restaurants. Many are close to campus and don't cost a lot. They all have a wide variety for food and drink options. Most places offer some sort of student discounts. Cubby's Sports Bar & Grill, George's Pizza, and Buffalo Wild Wings are among my favorite places to go.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The wellness center is an extremely good place to workout, except on days it is completely full and impossible to work out in. Most people stare at others working out and can be found disturbing. The sports are another big excuse to drink for most students.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Most Greeks are just partiers and some people take being a Greek way too seriously and sometimes will not be friends with non-Greeks.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most students just want to party and some are rude to the people not willing to go party every weekend.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the available restaurants are not near the campus and hard to get to without a car. Most are very unhealthy.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The school does not offer many ways to access the city without a car. It is also dangerous sometimes going out at night.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There is not a wide range of healthy food available. There are a lot of fast food dining options and the area is occasionally dirty. Some of the staff that work also do not care much about the order of the customer and do a sloppy job.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The fitness center and library are excellent! There are not many green spaces without litter and most campus events involve drinking.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is a lot of drinking around campus and only half of the campus residence halls are near the town, which makes it hard for someone living in Hansen hall to get to a grocery store without a car.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It is not easy getting scholarships from the school and financial aid does not always assist to your needs.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Easy way to make new friends is through the people you meet living in your hall. The cleaning is excellent and the staff that work in your hall are very friendly.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Some people are rude to people of different ethnic and economical backgrounds. They can be rude to people who did not grow up on a farm or is not pursuing a major that will assists farmers.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: A wide range majors and minors are offered at this university. The professors and advisors for each different major are very helpful at answering questions and helping a student to succeed.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I am happy with the Microbiology program offered. My career goals are to find a job in researching viruses but there are not many jobs in the area I am hoping to live in.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Hard to find an apartment close to the campus that allows pets.

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