Location
Brookings, SD
Undergrads
8,562
Tuition (in-state)
$9,350 ($7,404)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 814 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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2 College Junior

Scholarships: The process in general is fairly simple, but the outcome of it is not very helpful, paying for college is very stressful for me and I often wonder if I can really afford to go to school anymore. The Jackrabbit Guarantee rules are ridiculous too, in order to make 30 on campus credits to keep it is very difficult when some of your classes are only offered online.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are resources that every major can use to find job opportunities and internships are readily available to those who wish to have them.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have enjoyed my experience at SDSU for the most part. I have gotten involved and met tons of interesting people. Professors really care for their students and want them to succeed. Parking the scholarship programs need some work in my opinion though.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Some of the dorms need some repairs, and the fancy new halls are overly priced for low income students to afford, yet those that they can afford offer nothing all that nice.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Overall, everyone is very friendly. If you want to hang out with a specific type of person, it seems that the dorms all reflect a different personality of people. And people seem to be too interested in partying and drinking then I like.

3 College Junior

Academics: Professors are always there to help us when we need it; they really do seem to care about their students. The workload is appropriate for each class, some requires more than others, but they also require more effort to understand in the first place.

3 College Junior

Academics: Being in the Early Childhood Education major is quite enjoyable. We have many opportunities to gain experience that also in turn shows us that we are in the right field.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of different options to go to and experience. Local and chain places present a variety.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Some facilities could use some updating, and the lack of green grass around campus is kind of depressing.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have health officials on campus that we can look into and use if needed. Food options could be healthier. Campus police seem to do their job well.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Different types of housing available. Costs vary depending on what one choices.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life allows students to interact with others that they never would have met before. The commitment to it though is a little steep and is rather difficult to balance everything at times.

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.

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