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Dakota State University
  • 4 Year
  • Madison, SD

Dakota State University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade B minus
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Undergrads in College Housing
31%
Average Housing Cost
$3,805 / year
Poll
14%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 14 responses
Poll
48%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 33 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade C+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3,228 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 19 responses
  • Einsteins Bagels
    58%
  • Other restaurants in town
    37%
  • Waffles
    5%
24%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 21 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade C+
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade C+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 13 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    23%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    69%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    8%

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Safety

Safety
grade A
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
100%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 16 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 10 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    30%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    60%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    10%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 12 responses
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    8%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    8%
  • Not very visible.
    8%
  • We have campus police?
    75%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 34 responses
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    32%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    68%
Men's Varsity Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country
Women's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Golf, Softball, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society
Music
Choral Groups, Musical Theater, Pep Band
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
  • Homecoming
    56%
  • DakotaCom
    22%
  • NanoCon
    22%

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Party Scene

Party Scene
grade C+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 21 responses
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    10%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    14%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    38%
  • Parties? What parties?
    38%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 14 responses
  • Homecoming
    71%
  • Halloween
    14%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • New Years
    7%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
No data available  
Women in Sororities
No data available  
66%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 29 responses

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