Dakota State University is on a 62-acre campus in the rural setting of Madison, South Dakota, not far from Sioux Falls.
There are many activities and organizations for Dakota State University students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Dakota State University does not have fraternities or sororities.
Dakota State University has the Esports Club. In fact, more students participate in the Esports Club than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Dakota State University include Computer Club, Gaming Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru).
The Dakota State University community comes together each year for Homecoming, Nanocon and Day of Service.
This table offers information on housing at Dakota State University.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||37%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||795|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||755|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||63%|
Dakota State University offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Dakota State University students live off campus. In 2022, 37% of undergrads at Dakota State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 63% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Dakota State University. There are 795 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,740 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 755 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 35% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Dakota State University offers coed housing.
At Dakota State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Dakota State University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Golf||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Track And Field||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Dakota State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Additionally, Dakota State University has 24-hour on-call Residence Life personnel.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Dakota State University, take Interstate 29 to Madison, SD. If you need to fly, book your flight to Sioux Falls Regional airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Dakota State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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