Brookings, SD
South Dakota State University


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Affonso
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a High School senior, I was still debating on an exact degree to choose. I was torn between Graphics, Photography and Fil...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a High School senior, I was still debating on an exact degree to choose. I was torn between Graphics, Photography and Film. I had already chosen a school that provided all three degree programs, but I would have to attend it three different times; which I could, but not in concession. I was also facing a finacial prouble, seeing as though I wouldn't be able to pay for college on my own and my parents were pressuring me to look for my own finaical assitance. As a senior, I would've told myself that I would lean on graphics more than anything and comfort myself that finaicial assitance is always available. That way, I would've started my scholarship search earlier and visiting my school of choice a little more often to become familar with the campus. As far as mental stability is soncerned, I would've told myself to be a lot more open-minded to new experiences to become seasoned, relax myself in times of stress, and study study study. If I could go back in time to my senior year, I would've helped myself out alot. thanks

Tara
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

South Dakota State University is a Division 1 top raked, agricultural and science based majors.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

South Dakota State University is a Division 1 top raked, agricultural and science based majors.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would of told myself to pick a college that had more major's that I was interested in. Do not just pick the same college as all your high school friends because you are confused on what you want to do with your life. Making the transition from high school to college can be a difficult time for many students. I would of told myself to not worry as much because most new students are feeling the same way. Right away a college student has to be outgoing and introduce themselves to different people. That is how one makes life long friends. I would of told myself that college is not as scary at it seems and to just relax and have fun. College is suppose to be an experiences that you will remember your whole life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone wanting to pursue a degree in an agricultural, science, or nursing field should attend South Dakota State University. Also students who are looking to play a highly competitive sport.

Brienna
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

South Dakota State University (SDSU) is best known for its medical majors. Nursing has become very popular over the years and...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

South Dakota State University (SDSU) is best known for its medical majors. Nursing has become very popular over the years and South Dakota State has one of the highest percentages of Nursing students who will most likely have a job before their graduation ceremony. Another thing that South Dakota State University is known for is the price to attend. SDSU has the lowest tuition in all of the schools in South Dakota. Their sports are well known but their main focus is based on the education of their students and being able to prepare them for the real world workforce.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back to a year ago when I was starting my second semester as a high school senior, I would do a plethora of things different. First of all, I would have worked harder in my Advanced Placement classes so I could have saved money by taking that class again. Another thing I would have done different would have been to fill out all of the scholarships I could possibly apply for and have them sent in before their due date. I would have scheduled more hours at work and been willing to stay later and come in earlier or not decide to have random days off to go hang out with my friends. It is hard to think about college when you are trying to think about the upcoming graduation necessities, studying for final semester exams, trying to fill out school applications and scholarships, and also going the extra mile to write essays that sound professional and deserving. The main piece of advice that I would tell myself if I could go back in time was to be sure I was financially prepared, study hard, and just be sure to not procrastinate until the last minute.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about South Dakota State University are the teachers and professors. This is because many of them are from another country and are sometimes hard to understand. They are willing to help students but you have to work around their office hours. A lot of the teachers are really just there to help the head of the class teach all the students that sign up for that class. Another down-put on the teachers are the fact that they randomly cancel class and not inform the students until they arrive to see a note posted on the door.

Rebecca
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The University of Central Oklahoma is best known for our education program. It is one of the best degree programs in the stat...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The University of Central Oklahoma is best known for our education program. It is one of the best degree programs in the state of Oklahoma.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to fill out more scholarships. What I thought then about how many i should fill out was wrong. I could never fill out too many scholarships. Knowing how much college cost and the toll it takes on a student is completely different from simply hearing about it. The transition to college life was not as hard as I suspected, so the only thing i would tell myself would be to keep filling out more scholarships.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person that would rather solitude than an community enviorment on a college campus. Our campus is big enough so you do not know everyone, but it is small enough to where you feel connected to the University. If a person does not like small class sizes to where the student is not simply another face in the crowd than University of Central Oklahoma is not the school for them.

Dawn
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

SDSU has a nice campus in Brookings and through their shared program at The University Center in Sioux Falls and has many gre...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

SDSU has a nice campus in Brookings and through their shared program at The University Center in Sioux Falls and has many great programs.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It is important to become engaged in your education right away. Sit up front, ask questions, and be involved. You will get more out of your education. In some ways you are teaching yourself so you need to work well with the professors to know their expectations and how to best learn from them. You will also want to determine how you best learn personally and incorporate that knowledge in your learning. Also be sure to schedule time for studying. Your general education courses may "seem" like a waste, but many of them can be used in basic daily life. It is also important to not put off your education. There will be time to "socialize", but your education has to be your top priority. Even with experience, many jobs will not even look at you as a candidate if you don't have the four year degree - get your education as soon as you can.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone that is wants a variety of courses and is open to taking a class that relates to agriculture or rural america sociology.

Nik
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Stay focused on your goals in your college career. Make sure to make lots of friends and don't be shy. College is not scary...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Stay focused on your goals in your college career. Make sure to make lots of friends and don't be shy. College is not scary, just settle in and do your thing your way. Make sure to get to know your college professors because they are there to help you. Don't study all the time but don't party all the time either. There needs to be an equal balance. Do not procrastinate ever. It only will hurt you in the long run.

Katie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I wouldn't tell myself too many things about the college exper...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back and talk to myself as a high school senior, I wouldn't tell myself too many things about the college experience. Although many people told me about their college experience and gave me a heads up on what I should expect; nothing I heard seemed to be true in my life. Honestly all I would say is to be yourself and not let anyone change who you are, but not to be afraid of change. Because changing in college is inevitable. I would tell myself not to sweat over the small stuff and that you need to have fun once in awhile; you cannot study all the time or you will go insane.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I think that the only thing bad about my school (which isn't even the school.. it's the state) is that it is freezing in South Dakota. The weather is bipolar and it is windy all the time and walking to class is very cold. SDSU would benefit from underground tunnels from building to building :)

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I mostly brag about my job and the fact that I live a block away from campus and my rent is extremely cheap. This community is great for jobs for college students as well as off campus affordable housing.

Emily
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates mainly have farming backgrounds, but there are many foreign students and city kids also.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates mainly have farming backgrounds, but there are many foreign students and city kids also.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I think SDSU is best known for its learning atmosphere. The school really is set up for learning. The library is very useful for doing research, papers... The lecture halls are set up so that you can hear and see the contect well.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to not worry about having perfect grades, having that perfect 4.0 because it doesn't seem to matter. I would also make myself do many more scholarships than I actually did. I would research different fields of study more too just to make sure I don't change my mind my junior year of college. And last but most importantly, I would tell myself to have fun as a senior in high school, cherish my high school, small town friends, and family because I will miss them.

Katie
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

SDSU is very welcoming and the faculty is very willing to assist with questions regarding classes and advising.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

SDSU is very welcoming and the faculty is very willing to assist with questions regarding classes and advising.

Describe the students at your school.

SDSU students are very welcoming to others and willing to open their doors to others of different backgrounds.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would have told myself to get into better study habits. Also, I would have taken some post-secondary classes to cheapen the tuition bill. Testing out of classes earlier would have been very beneficial.

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