Tuition & Fees

$9,276

$12,249

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
39%
500-599
35%
400-499
26%
600-699
35%
500-599
35%
400-499
26%
300-399
4%
30-36
7%
24-29
28%
18-23
41%
12-17
22%
6-11
2%
30-36
6%
24-29
44%
18-23
35%
12-17
15%
30-36
6%
24-29
36%
18-23
44%
12-17
14%
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undergraduateRatios

58%

male

42%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 820
Declined + 152
Total Received 972
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Public

2,962

undergraduate students

345

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Computer Science
  2. Network/security Administration
  3. Elementary Education/special Education
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Codes

SAT 6247
ACT 3910

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,307
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission

Madison, SD

62-acre campus in Madison (population: 7,425), 50 miles from Sioux Falls; branch campus in Sioux Falls.

Dakota State University
820 North Washington Avenue
Madison, SD 57042

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
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
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
39%
500-599
35%
400-499
26%
600-699
35%
500-599
35%
400-499
26%
300-399
4%
30-36
7%
24-29
28%
18-23
41%
12-17
22%
6-11
2%
30-36
6%
24-29
44%
18-23
35%
12-17
15%
30-36
6%
24-29
36%
18-23
44%
12-17
14%

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

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 820
Declined + 152
Total Received 972

Admissions Factors

Important

Class rank
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
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Amy Crissinger
Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management/Marketing
P: 605 256-5139
F: 605 256-5020
admissions@dsu.edu

Financial Aid

74%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$7,954

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,490
Room & board $6,873
Additional fees $786
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $17,349
Average Financial Aid - $7,954
Total with Avg. Aid $9,395

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,948,606
State $172,063
Institutional $408,836
Other external $419,580
Total $3,949,085

Non-need-based

Federal $18,636
State $70,279
Institutional $166,989
Other external $171,378
Total $427,282
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 888 DSU-9988
F: 605 256-5020
fa@dsu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Denise Grayson
Director of Financial Aid
denise.grayson@dsu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Archery, Basketball, Football, Gun, Soccer, Softball, Spikeball, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Jeff Dittman (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Analytics
Applied Computer Science
Biology Education
Biology for Information Systems
Business Education
Business Management
Business Technology
Computer Education
Computer Game Design
Computer Information Systems
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 Management
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
Respiratory Care
Software Development
Web Development
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Computer Science
  2. Network/security Administration
  3. Elementary Education/special Education

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Education

3,307

total students

61%

in-state

39%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

90%

2,962
students

Female
42%
1,232

Male
58%
1,730

10%

345
students

Female
27%
93

Male
73%
252

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

47%

1,397
students

Female
33%
459

Male
67%
938

53%

1,565
students

Female
50%
773

Male
50%
792

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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
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

82%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.60
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

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 19
Countries most often represented Canada
Nigeria
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Nicole Claussen
Director of International Programs
605 256-5744
nicole.claussen@dsu.edu

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