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University of South Dakota Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,798 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 141 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

62% Women
38% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Great West Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $109,126)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $71,464)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 80 134 - -
Basketball 15 14 - Yes
Football 88 - - -
Golf 10 12 - Yes
Soccer - 21 Yes Yes
Softball - 14 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 27 26 - Yes
Tennis - 9 - Yes
Volleyball - 11 - -
Badminton - - - Yes
Baseball - - Yes -
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes Yes
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rifle - - - Yes
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - - Yes
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.7%
Hispanic 1.2%
Non-resident alien 1.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 8.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 84.1%
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
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 13
Liquor Law Violation 39
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 3
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Randi from Sioux Falls, SD
  • 3
  • The dorms are quite small, even in the upperclassmen dorms and are way overpriced. In my first year, I lived on a very social floor where most people were welcome…

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

    If you care about eating healthy, you would be better off making food at home and actually learning how to cook for those of you who don't know how yet. Buffet style with some food chain restaurants. Again, expensive for what you get, and really not much of a variety for meals. Avoid at all costs. Learn how to cook cool meals, teach others and make friends.

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  • 2
  • A Current Junior Student
  • I am a current student here

    Don't buy the highest meal plan they recommend. You probably won't use all of the meals, because the only place you can spend them has a very narrow margin of hours. The dining services are provided by Aramark who are more concerned with their bottom line than anything else. Be warned that dining services does not accommodate food allergies very well. While it's nice to have some of the corporate dining services on campus, they are not conveniently located inside the dorms - they're just in the middle of campus. Overall, they could have much more variety and a greater amount of healthy options.

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  • 2
  • shayla
  • I am a past student here

    Dinning hall is good, but definitely gets old.

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  • 3
  • Sarah from Sioux City, IA
  • I am a current student here

    The University just finished construction in the dinning area. The dining is located in the Muenster University Center which is also a great place to hang out and do school assignments.

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  • 2
  • Melissa from Williamstown, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    The food and dining was actually upgraded starting this spring. The vegetarian options are limited but the stores are very convenient and close.

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  • 3
  • Alycia from Watertown, SD
  • I am a current student here

    The food is okay. The variety was better before they moved the commons, but now there is other options besides just the commons and the market place.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Randi from Sioux Falls, SD
  • I am a current student here

    Four sororities and eight fraternities filled with many amazing men and women. You may find of few of the stereotypical frat boys and sorority girls, but most of them are pretty down to earth and super nice.

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  • 0
  • Kelly
  • I am a current student here

    There are limited sorority options here, while there are plentiful fraternity options. However, almost anyone who wants to join Greek life seems to find the right house for them. I know I did.

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  • 0
  • Traci from Aberdeen, SD
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life is a big deal here. However, it is not true that you will be a 'nobody' if you are not in Greek Life. I myself am not a member of any Greek house, but I have numerous friends from most houses and am just as involved as I want to be, just like the freedom of involvement that everyone has.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Many sororities and fraternities. Everyone in them enjoy the activities that they have going on.

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