Dakota State University

Madison, SD

Dakota State University

Madison, SD

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Tuition & Fees

$9,535

$12,606

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
29%
500-599
37%
400-499
22%
300-399
2%
700-800
14%
600-699
23%
500-599
46%
400-499
17%
30-36
9%
24-29
34%
18-23
44%
12-17
13%
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undergraduateRatios

62%

male

38%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 757
Declined 221
Total Received 978
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Public

2,818

undergraduate students

450

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Dakota State University, founded in 1881 as a Normal school, is a public, coeducational university. Its 62-acre campus is located in Madison, South Dakota.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 3,268
Established in 1881
Coeducational Coeducational

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62-acre campus in Madison (population: 7,322), 50 miles from Sioux Falls; branch campus in Sioux Falls.

  • Metropolitan area: Sioux Falls
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Sioux Falls Regional

Dakota State University
820 North Washington Avenue
Madison
57042

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38.2%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing

Top Organizations

  • Esports Club
  • Computer Club
  • Gaming Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru)

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Nanocon
  • Day of Service
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
22%
Top 1/2
56%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
29%
500-599
37%
400-499
22%
300-399
2%
700-800
14%
600-699
23%
500-599
46%
400-499
17%
30-36
9%
24-29
34%
18-23
44%
12-17
13%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $20
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.66

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 757
Declined 221
Total Received 978

Admissions Factors

Important

academic GPA
class rank
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 31
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,540
Room & board $7,033.30
Additional fees $1,995
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $3,084
Total $20,852.30

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Table tennis, Tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Table tennis, Tennis

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Computer Graphics
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Teacher Education
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Finance, General
General Studies
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics and Statistics
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Strategic Intelligence
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

3,268

total students

60.5%

in-state

39.5%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

2,818
students

Female
38%
1,073

Male
62%
1,745

14%

450
students

Female
27%
123

Male
73%
327

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

53%

1,503
students

Female
30%
441

Male
70%
1,062

47%

1,315
students

Female
49%
632

Male
51%
683

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 66%
Student 4 year graduation rate 29%
Student 5 year graduation rate 12%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

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
4%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

244

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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