Brookings, SD
South Dakota State University


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Recent Reviews

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

I encourage parents and students to tour the top 3 or 4 colleges the student is interested in. Talk to upperclassmen and see...

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

I encourage parents and students to tour the top 3 or 4 colleges the student is interested in. Talk to upperclassmen and see what activities are available on campus. Once you get to college, become involved in an organization or two you believe in or that are related to your field of study. Getting to know other students will help you in the long-run. Another piece of advice is to live in the dorms your first couple years. I know it may save money to live at home, but it's much harder to make friends if you live off-campus those first years. The friends I have made in the dorms are life-long friends. Don't get too caught up in studying. Make time to hang out with friends. Remember, these college years are truly the best years of your life!

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

The emphasis on being involved because some students become too involved and it reflects on their grades.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any type of person, although there is a strong emphasis on agriculturally-related coursework here.

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

SDSU is friendly college that is not too big but not too small and is a great place to start a career in whichever field you ...

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

SDSU is friendly college that is not too big but not too small and is a great place to start a career in whichever field you want to pursue.

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

See a lot of colleges and pick the campus that feels right for you. Don't go where your friends are going and pick a school that is well-known for the major you want to pursue.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The person should be fun-loving yet studious and ready to learn.

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

I would tell parents and/or students that they need to visit each school that they are looking at. The only way to know that ...

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

I would tell parents and/or students that they need to visit each school that they are looking at. The only way to know that a school is right is to just simply visit it. A student needs to feel comfortable at school and not overwhelmed. By visiting a school a student can decide if the campus is too big or not large enough. Also when a student visits a school they can find out different activities that are available such as different clubs and intramural sports.

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

I usually tell them how nice the campus is and that there are so many people here that you are always meeting someone new. I also brag about how beautiful the campus is and how nice the wellness center is.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is making it to class on time between classes. I would say that it is a fifteen minute campus and there is usually only ten minutes between classes.

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

Pick a place where you can go home every other weekend if you get homesick.

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

Pick a place where you can go home every other weekend if you get homesick.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who doesn't like a smaller university or is only attending for the population..Someone who won't go to class on a regular basis or someone who isn't interested in making lifelong friends

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

Parents and students should think a lot about their interests and values first and find colleges with the same interests and ...

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

Parents and students should think a lot about their interests and values first and find colleges with the same interests and values. I also believe that they should look into what kinds of groups they could get involved with, for example college ministries if they are religious. Meeting new people with the same interests and values at my school has made it a much better experience here at college than I thought I would have. I have made better friends here than I have had all of my life combined. To me, friendships mean so much in getting the most out of a college experience. Not only will you have a good social life with the same values, but you will have a good support group that could help you with school and your personal growth.

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

I wish I would have known how much my major was going to cost besides for the cost of tuition.

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

I brag about the awsome college ministries we have here on campus, also about how much fun it is to go to the games and other activities that we have on campus.

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

GET INVOLVED and get involved early. You'll never regret it.

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

GET INVOLVED and get involved early. You'll never regret it.

What's unique about your campus?

It's so welcoming and there are tons of opportunities here.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who is friendly, who has an open mind, and who wants a great value for their education.

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

Let the students decide where they want to go. Students should break out of there shells and get invovled and meet new people...

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

Let the students decide where they want to go. Students should break out of there shells and get invovled and meet new people....look outside of the box!

What's unique about your campus?

Very friendly place and many ways to get involved and meet new people!

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

Not to buy books right away because sometimes teachers never even have you crack the book open!

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

Up and coming, growing faster than the school can keep up. You have to work for your grade but the teachers are very helpful...

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

Up and coming, growing faster than the school can keep up. You have to work for your grade but the teachers are very helpful and resourceful and offices hours are very open. Great school spirit!

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

Look for the most naturally friendly feeling school. Also, look for a school with a decent look of progress happening, like they are moving forward with new and exciting ideas.

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

That when your parents say you can't just breeze by in college, they really mean it

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

I would say to guide you child but do not make the decision for them. This is their future and their life. It is their time...

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

I would say to guide you child but do not make the decision for them. This is their future and their life. It is their time and may be their money that they are putting in. This is one of the most important decisions that they have to make. Pressure from parents to go to one place over another just makes the process that much more difficult and sometimes the student ends up going somewhere they do not want to. In the end they do not like the place, have no fun and don't make friends all because they were trying to please someone other than themselves. I am not saying to not put your input in when they are deciding on the college or university, they will need guidance. But just know where to draw the line and let them decide. Make them tell you why they think this school is the right fit for them. That in return makes them think about why and lets you see how important or unimportant a school is to them. Get involved and don't hold back. School will be what they make of it, so go for it, be happy.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

someone who is outgoing and wants to be involved and likes meeting new people

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

We do not have enough parking and at the moment not enough workers in the cafeterias to keep up with how many students we have

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