Brookings, SD
Tuition (in-state)
$9,350 ($7,404)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 720 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I live out of town so I don't have a lot of experience with the off-campus dining but when I do have to come to Brookings I am happy with the choices offered.

4 College Junior

Academics: I really enjoy SDSU, I'm very proud to be a jackrabbit. The professors are great and the curriculum is helping me to be marketable in the workforce.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Don't live in Brookings don't know.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: I decided last minute to start classes last fall; the financial aid department was able to get me what I needed before the payment deadline.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: I don't live on campus so I'm not sure.

2 College Junior

Weather: Snow makes parking a disaster.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Live out of town not sure 100%

3 College Junior

Greek Life: No real opinion on this topic.

4 College Junior

Athletics: SDSU is always upgrading and improving the campus for both athletics and academics.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Again I take online courses so I don't have a review of this topic.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Brookings is a charming city but I take online courses so I don't have a strong opinion of the city itself.

2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Unless you're into the white farm kid look, it's tough pickings here.

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2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The town itself is charming enough, but there's absolutely nothing nearby. The only major retailer in town is Wal-Mart and the only town on the east side of the state is over 30,000 is an hour away. The town basically depends on the school and Daktronics to survive.

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3 College Sophomore

Computers: The tech support is student staffed, so they rarely know what they're doing. The computer labs are full of old, slow PCs, so it's best to just use your own. Printing is relatively easy. Wireless is fairly reliable and you can even stream video sometimes.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: In three years, I honestly don't think I've ever had any interaction with campus security.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The options for off-campus dining are constantly changing as the town grows and changes. Most of it is for the better, but sometimes awesome things die out.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The winter is harsh, windy, and brutal, but the rest of the year is lovely.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Some of it is fantastic and affordable while other options are basically rural firetrap slums. You really have to look around, but you'll be sure to find something that fits your needs.

1 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school is almost entirely white, small town kids. Any ethnic, religious, or national diversity is marginalized. Most noticable is the Chinese and Nepalese graduate students.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There's a huge range of majors to choose from, especially for a rural school. Certain programs are particularly exceptional like pharmacy, nursing, GIS, Global Studies, and varied engineering programs. The others are at the very least acceptable.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my program. My professors are super personable and engaging, and I really feel like I'm learning critical content that is applicable for my career path.

College Sophomore

Drug Safety: LOTS of stoners and alcoholic students. There is easy access to most substances. Policy enforcement is strict, but there aren't enough people to enforce it, so it seems fairly random. They publish incident rates in the student paper, which is almost comical.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid process at SDSU is easier than at some schools, but you still have to check in on the process frequently because the office will not always contact you if they run into an obstacle.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is good for those who want to be involved and easy to ignore if you're not into it.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The health services are decent for minor issues or women's wellness exams. The emergency phones on campus are often out of order.


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