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Dakota State University

  • Madison, SD
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Rural
    setting
  • 48%52%
    student ratio
  • 2,876
    total students
  • $3,993 | $5,993
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 82%
    acceptance rate
  • Minimally Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 22
    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Graphics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer and Information Systems Security
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Special Education Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English Language and Literature Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • General Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics and Statistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Game and Interactive Media Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health Information/Medical Records Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Information/Medical Records Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Respiratory Care Therapy
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

82% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied781
    • Accepted648
    • Acceptance Rate82%
    • Enrolled2,876
    • Female Applicants296
    • Females Accepted243
    • Female Acceptance Rate82%
    • Male Applicants485
    • Males Accepted405
    • Male Acceptance Rate83%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.6
      rank in top 60% of high school class, 18 or higher ACT or 870 SAT (Combined Math and Critical Reading)
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.11
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 400 620
    • SAT Math 440 550
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 22 19 24
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$3,993
    • Out-of-state tuition *$5,993
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$4,293.00
    • Room and board *$5,525.00
    • Room only *$2,992.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,876
    • Male Student Percentage52%
    • Female Student Percentage48%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino1.84%
    • Black or African American1.84%
    • White or Caucasian52.09%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.59%
    • Asian.83%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.14%
    • Two or more races1.7%
    • Unknown.73%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.38% representing 15 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students26.9% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 34%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Gaming Club, Student Senate, Student Activities Board, Campus Crusade for Christ, Phi Beta Lambda Business Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Not Reported
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Not Reported
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other night watchman

Athletics

Member of the: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division X Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division X Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division X No
    • Cross-country running No Division X Yes
    • Football No Division X Yes
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Track No Division X Yes
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division X Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division X No
    • Cross-country running No Division X Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Softball Yes Division X Yes
    • Track No Division X Yes
    • Volleyball Yes Division X Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty124
    • Full-time Percentage79%
    • Part-time Percentage21%
    • Female Percentage37%
    • Male Percentage63%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio18:1 or 1,752 students to 100 faculty

Location & Contact

Dakota State University

820 North Washington
Madison, SD 57042-1799
USA

Ms.Tory Bickett

Admissions Secretary

Phone: 605-256-5139
Fax: 605-256-5020
Email: yourfuture@dsu.edu



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