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Dakota State University

Madison, SD

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Overview

Dakota State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Madison, SD, in a rural setting.

Location & Contact

Address 820 North Washington
Madison, SD  57042-1799
United States
Contact Ms. Tory Bickett
Admissions Senior Secretary
Email: admissions@dsu.edu
Phone: 605-256-5178
Fax: 605-256-5020

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Military Technologies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

978
Applied
757
Accepted
2,818
Enrolled
77%
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Female Admissions

347
Females Applied
255
Females Accepted
73%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

631
Males Applied
502
Males Accepted
80%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

20
Application Fee
3.66
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.6
Other requirements: GPA of 2.6, rank in top 60% of high school class, or minimum ACT score of 18 or SAT score of 870 (combined math and critical reading)

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 500 640
SAT Math 505 630
ACT Composite 23 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,541
In-state
10,611
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,995
Full-time student fees
7,033
Room & board
3,805
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

8,362
Avg. Financial Aid Package
7,882
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,244
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,024
Avg. Loan Aid
5,209
Avg. Grant Aid
4,754
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
53%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
10%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,818
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
40%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.26%
Black or African American 3.39%
White or Caucasian 82.2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.06%
Asian 1.89%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.29%
Two or more races 4.16%
Other 1.11%

Gender

Male (61.92%)
Female (38.08%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 38%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Nanocon and Day of Service

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Esports Club, Computer Club, Gaming Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru)

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

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Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football No Checkmark Checkmark
Golf No Checkmark No
Softball No No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
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Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No Checkmark No
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Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
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Faculty

148
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 105
Part-time - 43
Male - 93
Female - 55
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