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Welcome to South Dakota State University

Looking for a world-class degree in the heart of America? You belong at South Dakota’s premier university. Students from all around the world choose South Dakota State University for top-quality academics. You’ll stay challenged and supported every step of the way. You will also enjoy amazing value. SDState is ranked among the Top 5 Best Value Colleges in America (

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Safe & Affordable Education

Safe, Affordable, Quality - SDState offers you one of the safest, most affordable and highest quality university experiences in America.

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Diverse Campus Community

Our students come from over 80 countries - hear what current SDState students say about their experience as a Jackrabbit.

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World-Class Research University

We take STEM seriously. Get ready for hands-on research opportunities, right away.

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