Tuition & Fees

$6,172

$8,679

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 321
Declined + 200
Total Received 521
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Public

1,310

undergraduate students

7

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

24-29
14%
18-23
67%
12-17
19%
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School Facts

Dickinson State, founded in 1918, is a public university. Its 76-acre campus is located in the town of Dickinson, 100 miles from Bismarck.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 1,317
Established in 1918
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)

Dickinson, ND

132-acre campus in Dickinson (population: 20,826), 100 miles from Bismarck. Served by air and bus; train serves Williston.

Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
21%
Percent of undergraduates 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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

24-29
14%
18-23
67%
12-17
19%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted no
Application deadline April 15 (priority deadline)
August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline April 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
ACT only Required

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 321
Declined + 200
Total Received 521

Admissions Factors

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Recommendations
Secondary school record
State residency

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Alanna Smith
Assistant Director of Admissions
P: 800 279-4295
F: 701 483-2409
dsu.hawks@dickinsonstate.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,013
Room $2,520
Board $3,960
Additional fees $1,159
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $13,852
Average Financial Aid - $10,341
Total with Avg. Aid $3,511

Financial Aid

48%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,341

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,483,632
State $356,527
Institutional $333,375
Other external $268,081
Total $2,441,615

Non-need-based

Federal $1,982
State $63,090
Institutional $123,902
Other external $110,037
Total $299,011

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Dakota Athletic Conference
Mascot
Blue Hawks
School colors
blue and gray
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agriculture
Art
Art Education
Art Entrepreneurship
Biology
Business Administration
Business Education
Chemistry
Communication
Composite Science
Composite Social Science
Computer Science
Computer Technology Management
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Health
History
Human Resource Management
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Office Administration
Physical Education
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Spanish
Technology
Theatre
University Studies
Writing
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Undergraduate

99%

1,310
students

Female
60%
784

Male
40%
526

Graduate

1%

7
students

Female
71%
5

Male
29%
2

undergraduateFull-time

68%

896
students

Female
56%
501

Male
44%
395

undergraduatePart-time

32%

414
students

Female
69%
283

Male
31%
131

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

70%

Transfer applicants accepted

75%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)
Interview
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

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

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
Jamacia
Mongolia
Nepal
Nigeria
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special orientation
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