Brookings, SD
South Dakota State University


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Amelia
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Camponile located on campus or our mascot, the Jackrabbit.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Camponile located on campus or our mascot, the Jackrabbit.

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

Attend South Dakota State University first! The University of South Dakota is nice but you will gain more friends and experience attending SDSU before USD. Make a study plan so your grades stay high and do not be afraid to say no to a school commitment. Also, take pictures of yourself, friends, and family to school. You will get homesick. Do not be afraid to call home and talk to the parents and call your grandparents on a regular basis. Keep in touch with your brother and sister.

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

Some of the teachers are foreign and though they may speak English well, they have a hard time getting to a point.

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

Don't stress. Enjoy your last few months, don't worry, the transition will be easier than you think. APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!

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

Don't stress. Enjoy your last few months, don't worry, the transition will be easier than you think. APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person who likes a big environment, and who enjoys rural sciences. Also, conservative political views.

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

The great times I have with my friends, and my classes.

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

SDSU's campus is situated in the heart of a thriving city with plenty of activities, on- and off-campus to keep students busy...

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

SDSU's campus is situated in the heart of a thriving city with plenty of activities, on- and off-campus to keep students busy year-round.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

SDSU is best known for it's unbeatable school spirit from both students and alumni.

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

When deciding which college to attend, be sure to talk to someone you know and trust (if possible) and make sure it is someone with similar long-term goals as the student. Avoid talking to an old "party buddy" or someone the student has a crush on. Look at each college/university as a long-term commitment because switching schools can be a huge hassle and waste of money if not all their credits will transfer.

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

Take a college visit and allow your child to at least spend the weekend their so that they can see the social events and to g...

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

Take a college visit and allow your child to at least spend the weekend their so that they can see the social events and to get the feel of the environment and of the peoplse that they will be spending "the best years" of their lives with.

What's unique about your campus?

I think the best thing about my school is the atmosphere. Everone on campus is usually nice and welcoming as well as the professors depending on who your working with. There are many clubs that you can get involved in and many activities to be apart of.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would have known that the athletic facilities were not going to be changing much after being promised they would. I wish I also knew that their business program was strictly econ based. That is my part on the research that I should I have done so I am at fault there.

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

I would say start with deciding what distance the future college student wants to live from home, if they wish to live close ...

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

I would say start with deciding what distance the future college student wants to live from home, if they wish to live close then look locally or within the state or if they wish to live farther away then start by looking at neightboring states and branching from there. Also, if a student wishes to live far from home start by looking at local schools' sister schools for often times those schools are very similar in educational programs and even architecture. Therefore, the student can be miles away though still have some feel of home. In addition, if the student know what type of field intestest them, then research which schools offer the programs of interest. Lastly and most importantly, visit as many schools as possible, for the moment you drive on campus to the "right" school, the student will know that is where they should be spending the next four or maybe five years of their life. It will be love at first sight.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I think if someone is looking to attend a very liberal, artsy school then South Dakota State is not the school for them. In addition, if a student is looking for the benefits of living in a large city then Brookings, SD would not be the best fit.

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

I would brag about the support from not only your professors, friends, and coaches but the support the community gives to the school and its programs.

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

Learning disabled students are human beings, they have hearts and souls just like everyone else. Choose a school based on what you want to become, not based on who goes there. Be an individual, but parents offer guidance for the student.

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

As anywhere, people look down on others who have learning disabilities.

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

School is very challenging in different ways for different students. Let your student look at the options that are offered. ...

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

School is very challenging in different ways for different students. Let your student look at the options that are offered. Be supportive, yet offer guidance.

What's unique about your campus?

Small enough to be friendly

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Competition to get into pharmacy school

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

SDSU is a great place to gain an education in today's economy.

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

SDSU is a great place to gain an education in today's economy.

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

Save the money for college in advance so you do not have to borrow when the time comes. Look at many colleges and what they have to offer for what they want you to pay, therefore, you can get the most education for your money.

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