Brookings, SD
South Dakota State University


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Recent Reviews

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.

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

Find a college that intrigues you both educationally and socially. I say socially because college is a social place. Althou...

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

Find a college that intrigues you both educationally and socially. I say socially because college is a social place. Although college is about getting the best education possible, you have to make your decision depending on whether you think you will enjoy your time there. To get the most of your college experience you need to GET INVOLVED!! There is nothing more important than getting involved. You will meet new people, have a plethora of things to put on your resume, and have a great time!!

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about SDSU is it's size. It's not too big, but there is always something exciting going on.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any one! There is something here for EVERYONE!!

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

When you find a college that you think you like attend it at different times of the week and year. Attend it on a Monday in t...

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

When you find a college that you think you like attend it at different times of the week and year. Attend it on a Monday in the Spring to see what classes are like when you may have to walk in sub-zero temperatures. Stay for a weekend starting on a Friday so that you can see what type of social life and weekend events are occuring. See if students use the library, or the fitness centers. Don't be afraidto ask students on the campus what they like or dislike about the campus. Ask questions of facuty on how they like the campus and the community. The most important thing is to make sure you can feel comfortable with the college and the community because you will have to live there for the next for the four or more years. Talk to everyone you can and research the school on how they do in your field of study. Be open to colleges that you may not thinkare great because they may provide the bet education and experience that you may ever have. Live for today, Dream for tomorrow.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Everyone can find a spot here so everyone shoud attend here

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