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
29%
500-599
37%
400-499
34%
30-36
11%
24-29
25%
18-23
42%
12-17
21%
6-11
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
45%
18-23
35%
12-17
14%
30-36
9%
24-29
38%
18-23
43%
12-17
9%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

59%

male

41%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 879
Declined + 177
Total Received 1,056
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Public

2,993

undergraduate students

389

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 3,382
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

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Madison, SD

62-acre campus in Madison (population: 7,322), 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
35%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
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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% 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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
29%
500-599
37%
400-499
34%
30-36
11%
24-29
25%
18-23
42%
12-17
21%
6-11
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
45%
18-23
35%
12-17
14%
30-36
9%
24-29
38%
18-23
43%
12-17
9%
6-11
1%

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

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 879
Declined + 177
Total Received 1,056

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

54%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,324

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,299
Room $3,723
Board $3,149
Additional fees $1,977
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $17,348
Average Financial Aid - $8,324
Total with Avg. Aid $9,024

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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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
Biology Education
Business Education
Business Management
Business Technology
Computer Education
Computer Game Design
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Cyber Operations
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 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

3,382

total students

61%

in-state

39%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

2,993
students

Female
41%
1,224

Male
59%
1,769

12%

389
students

Female
30%
116

Male
70%
273

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

48%

1,448
students

Female
32%
452

Male
68%
996

52%

1,545
students

Female
50%
772

Male
50%
773

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
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

80%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

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

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 Canada
Nepal
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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