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Dakota State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,563 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 34 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men


NAIA Division II


  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $47,260)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $43,392)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 50 29 - -
Baseball 24 - - -
Basketball 13 12 - -
Football 55 - - -
Softball - 15 - -
Volleyball - 14 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.3%
Hispanic 1.5%
Non-resident alien 3.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 3.0%
Two or more races 1.6%
White/non-Hispanic 86.7%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 0
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Chad
  • 4
  • dorm life has been great. you need to get involved in campus activities. it's great being part of something greater!…

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  • Anastasia from Glendale, AZ
  • 5
  • Dorm life is great! Moving is was also great because there were many volunteer students to help bring stuff into the dorms. It's great because there are people everywhere all…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • John from Tea, SD
  • I am a current student here

    The food right now isn't really good. Then again most cafs around college campuses aren't the reason you choose to go to the school.

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  • 2
  • Ian Barse from Rapid City, SD
  • I am a current student here

    The food at Dakota State University is basically the same every day. There is a wide variety you are able to choose from though. If you would like to eat healthy, there is a fruit and salad bar available. If you are looking for fat foods and goodies, those are all available to you as well.

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  • 4
  • Chantelle from Sioux Falls, SD
  • I am a current student here

    The food there is actually surprisingly good, there is more than one type of station for food. For example there Italian, burgers, sandwich shop, lettuce bar, and so much more.

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  • 3
  • Anastasia Gentles
  • I am a current student here

    The Trojan Center Dining Services are available for all three meals and we also have an Einsteins Bagels in our facility and also a C-Store where students can go to buy groceries.

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  • 3
  • College Junior in Madison, SD
  • I am a current student here

    I'm a picky eater, but the food in the cafeteria (MarketPlace) isn't that bad. There is always pizza, burgers, and deli. The comfort food station is usually where I get my food. It usually has things like Thanksgiving dinner! Different meats, potato, and veggies. There is also an oriental display and Italian. There is an ice cream machine and Belgium waffles! There is also Einstein Bagels which is delicious. We also have a C-Store (small convenience store) for other foods.

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  • 3
  • Karen from Hudson, SD
  • I am a current student here

    There are not that many places to eat. The school's eating facility is a lot better than most. There are a lot of choices that are delicious. As for dining places through out the town, that is another story. There are not a lot of restaurants around to eat at.

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  • 5
  • Anastasia from Glendale, AZ
  • I am a current student here

    The Trojan Center Marketplace is where students can eat their meals. The food in there is pretty good and students have a variety of different foods to choose from. The TC Marketplace staff cares about the food and nutrients that the students need to take in so it's nice to have someone looking out for you.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life