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South Dakota State University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade B
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
No data available  
Average Housing Cost
$3,974 / year
Poll
54%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 61 responses
Poll
60%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 119 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade B
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4,171 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 169 responses
  • The student union
    31%
  • Einsteins
    19%
  • Weary Wil's
    13%
  • Erberts & Gerberts
    9%
  • Chick-fil-a
    7%
  • Pita Place
    7%
  • Larson commons
    4%
58%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 76 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade B
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade A minus
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 61 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    36%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    57%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    5%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    2%

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Safety

Safety
grade B
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
86%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 77 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 48 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    25%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    52%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    17%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    6%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 54 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    35%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    52%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    7%
  • Not very visible.
    4%
  • We have campus police?
    2%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 121 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    10%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    75%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    15%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Swimming and Diving, Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Equestrian, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
No data available  
Music
No data available  
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 92 responses
  • Hobo days
    35%
  • Football games
    23%
  • Basketball Games
    16%
  • Dances
    8%
  • Barnyard Dances
    5%
  • State-a-Thon
    5%
  • Capers!
    2%

Scholarship

Party Scene

Party Scene
grade A minus
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 92 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    4%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    46%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    30%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    10%
  • Parties? What parties?
    10%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 63 responses
  • Hobo Day
    78%
  • Hobo Day (AKA excuse for idiots to get drunk)
    22%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
No data available  
Women in Sororities
No data available  
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 107 responses

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