Tuition & Fees

$8,926

$11,842

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
10%
500-599
29%
400-499
51%
300-399
5%
700-800
10%
600-699
14%
500-599
24%
400-499
47%
300-399
5%
30-36
4%
24-29
28%
18-23
45%
12-17
22%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
36%
18-23
43%
12-17
17%
30-36
4%
24-29
38%
18-23
47%
12-17
11%
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undergraduateRatios

55%

45%

male

female

1
18

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 741
Declined + 171
Total Received 912
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Public

2,820

undergraduate students

325

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Computer Science
  2. Cyber Operations
  3. Digital Arts/design
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Codes

SAT 6247
ACT 3910

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School Facts

Dakota State, founded in 1881 as a Normal school, is a public university. Its 56-acre campus is located four blocks from Madison's business district.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,145
Established in 1881
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •   CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Madison, SD

56-acre campus in Madison (population: 6,949), 50 miles from Sioux Falls; branch campus in Sioux Falls. Air and bus serve Sioux Falls.

Dakota State University
820 North Washington Avenue
Madison, SD 57042

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
81%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
Top 1/4
22%
Top 1/2
51%
Bottom 1/2
49%
Bottom 1/4
23%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
10%
500-599
29%
400-499
51%
300-399
5%
700-800
10%
600-699
14%
500-599
24%
400-499
47%
300-399
5%
30-36
4%
24-29
28%
18-23
45%
12-17
22%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
36%
18-23
43%
12-17
17%
30-36
4%
24-29
38%
18-23
47%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 741
Declined + 171
Total Received 912

Admissions Factors

Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Amy Crissinger
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management/Marketing
P: 888 DSU-9988
F: 605 256-5020
admissions@dsu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,984
Room & board $6,411
Additional fees $1,942
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $16,537
Average Financial Aid - $8,144
Total with Avg. Aid $8,393

Financial Aid

74%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,144

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,057,954
State $155,679
Institutional $356,739
Other external $259,098
Total $3,829,470

Non-need-based

Federal $30,835
State $63,588
Institutional $145,711
Other external $105,830
Total $345,964

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, North Star Athletic Association
Mascot
Trojans
School colors
blue and yellow
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Analytics
Applied Computer Science
Biology Education
Biology for Information Systems
Business Administration
Business Education
Business Management
Business Technology
Computer Education
Computer Game Design
Computer Science
Cyber Operations
Cyber Security
Digital Arts/Design
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/Special Education
English Education
English for New Media
Exercise Science
Finance
General Studies
Health Informatics
Health Information Administration
Health Information Technology
Information Assurance
Information Systems
Management
Marketing
Mathematics Education
Mathematics for Information Systems
Network/Security Administration
Physical Education
Physical Sciences
Professional Accountancy
Professional/Technical Communications
Respiratory Care
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Undergraduate

90%

2,820
students

Female
45%
1,262

Male
55%
1,558

Graduate

10%

325
students

Female
27%
87

Male
73%
238

undergraduateFull-time

44%

1,251
students

Female
36%
439

Male
64%
812

undergraduatePart-time

56%

1,569
students

Female
53%
823

Male
47%
746

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

76%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 13
Countries most often represented Bangladesh
Canada
China
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jacy Fry
Director of International Programs
605 256-5744
jacy.fry@dsu.edu

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