Dakota State University

Madison, SD

Dakota State University

Madison, SD

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Tuition & Fees

$9,536

$12,606

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
500
75th
580
25th
510
75th
25
25th
18
75th
26
25th
19
75th
26
25th
19
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undergraduateRatios

59%

male

41%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 595
Declined 117
Total Received 712
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Public

4,166

undergraduate students

1,186

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 5,352
Established in 1881
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Dakota State University
820 North Washington Avenue
Madison, SD
57042

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
23%
Top 1/2
55%
Bottom 1/2
45%
Bottom 1/4
15%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
500
75th
580
25th
510
75th
25
25th
18
75th
26
25th
19
75th
26
25th
19

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 595
Declined 117
Total Received 712

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Completion of college-prepatory program
Recommendations

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Financial Aid

49%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$4,824

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,541
Room $3,920
Board $3,228
Additional fees $1,995
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $17,884
Average Financial Aid - $4,824
Total with Avg. Aid $13,060

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,907,447
State $201,873
Institutional $507,164
Other external $520,807
Total $4,137,291

Non-need-based

Federal $24,230
State $82,455
Institutional $207,151
Other external $212,724
Total $526,560
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Softball
Track and field indoor
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country
Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, basketball, football, gun, soccer, softball, spikeball, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, North Star Athletic Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
Biology Teacher Education.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education.
Computer Graphics.
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other.
Computer Teacher Education.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Finance, General.
General Studies.
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator.
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician.
Information Science/Studies.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics and Statistics.
Medical Informatics.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physical Sciences, General.
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Cyber Operations
  2. Computer Science
  3. Network/security Administration

Programs Offered

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

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Education

5,352

total students

63%

in-state

37%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

4,166
students

Female
41%
1,722

Male
59%
2,444

22%

1,186
students

Female
52%
621

Male
48%
565

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

38%

1,611
students

Female
30%
475

Male
70%
1,136

62%

2,555
students

Female
49%
1,247

Male
51%
1,308

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

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

Not Reported

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 31
Countries most often represented Ethiopia
Nepal
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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