2,962
Students
Financial aid thermometer
7,954
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
84
84%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Rural
Setting
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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: 605-256-5139
Fax: 605-256-5020

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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Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Systems Security Checkmark
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Web Page, Digital/multimedia And Information Resources Design Checkmark
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
Health Information/medical Records Administration Checkmark
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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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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

972
Applied
820
Accepted
2,962
Enrolled
84%
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Female Admissions

326
Females Applied
267
Females Accepted
82%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

646
Males Applied
553
Males Accepted
86%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

20
Application Fee
3.17
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.6
Other requirements exist (see below)

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 490 620
SAT Math 460 620
ACT Composite 23 19 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,299
In-state
10,272
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,977
Full-time student fees
6,873
Room & board
3,723
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

7,954
Avg. Financial Aid Package
7,789
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
2,406
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,167
Avg. Loan Aid
5,095
Avg. Grant Aid
4,333
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
74%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
10%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,962
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
39%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.9%
Black or African American 3.8%
White or Caucasian 83.75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.84%
Asian 1.68%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.05%
Two or more races 3.85%
Other 0.79%

Gender

Male (58.41%)
Female (41.59%)

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 Not Reported

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:
Gaming Club, Computer Club, Student Senate, 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

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Checkmark Checkmark
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Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Football No Checkmark Checkmark
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark 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
Soccer Checkmark No No
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Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
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Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

145
Total Faculty
Full-time - 96
Part-time - 49
Male - 92
Female - 53