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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
Biological And Biomedical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Systems Security/auditing/information Assurance Checkmark
Computer Graphics Checkmark
Computer Software And Media Applications, Other Checkmark
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System, Networking, And Lan/wan Management/manager Checkmark Checkmark
Web Page, Digital/multimedia And Information Resources Design Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Business And Innovation/entrepreneurship Teacher Education Checkmark
Computer Teacher Education Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, Other Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator 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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Military Technologies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

706
Applied
589
Accepted
2,740
Enrolled
83%
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Female Admissions

235
Females Applied
194
Females Accepted
83%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

471
Males Applied
395
Males Accepted
84%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

20
Application Fee
3.33
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 551 500 610
SAT Math 555 510 580
ACT Composite 23 19 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

9,581
In-state
11,937
Out-of-state
8,835
In-district
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Fees

1,995
Full-time student fees
7,148
Room & board
3,920
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

8,233
Avg. Financial Aid Package
7,882
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
5,838
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,118
Avg. Loan Aid
4,064
Avg. Grant Aid
4,664
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
59%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
13%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,740
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
41%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.43%
Black or African American 3%
White or Caucasian 81.39%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.03%
Asian 1.87%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.39%
Two or more races 3.55%
Other 2.56%

Gender

Male (62.26%)
Female (37.74%)

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 37%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Homecoming, Nanocon and Day of Service

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

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

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
24-hour on-call Residence Life personnel

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
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
Track And Field No Checkmark Checkmark
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Faculty

135
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 103
Part-time - 32
Male - 82
Female - 53
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