Dakota State University

Dakota State University

Madison, SD
location
Public
type
Rural
setting
42%
58%
student ratio
2,962
total students
Tuition Cost $7,191 | $10,120
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $8,117
Rolling
fall application deadline
84%
acceptance rate
Moderately 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
23
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. 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.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer and Information Systems Security
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Graphics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. 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.
    • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary 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.
    • Special Education Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English Language and Literature Related
      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.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      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.

Admissions

84% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied972
    • Accepted820
    • Acceptance Rate84%
    • Enrolled2,962
    • Female Applicants326
    • Females Accepted267
    • Female Acceptance Rate81%
    • Male Applicants646
    • Males Accepted553
    • Male Acceptance Rate85%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $20
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.6

    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.17
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • 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 490 620
    • SAT Math 460 620
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 23 19 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$7,191
    • Out-of-state tuition *$10,120
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,956
    • Room and board *$6,720
    • Room only *$3,658
    • * 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 offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$8,117
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$7,718
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$2,268
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,108
    • Average Grant Aid:$5,138
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$4,374
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 74%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 10%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,962
    • Male Student Percentage58%
    • Female Student Percentage42%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.9%
    • Black or African American3.8%
    • White or Caucasian83.75%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.84%
    • Asian1.68%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.05%
    • Two or more races3.85%
    • Unknown or International Student.79%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.33% representing 19 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students39% 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 Not Reported
  • 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, Computer Club, Student Senate, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru)
  • 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 Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

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

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty145
    • Full-time Percentage66%
    • Part-time Percentage34%
    • Female Percentage37%
    • Male Percentage63%
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported

Location & Contact

820 North Washington
Madison, SD 57042-1799
USA

Ms. Tory Bickett

Admissions Senior Secretary

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


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