Tuition & Fees

$7,784

$11,044

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

400-499
100%
500-599
25%
400-499
75%
30-36
1%
24-29
9%
18-23
53%
12-17
35%
6-11
2%
24-29
27%
18-23
46%
12-17
26%
6-11
1%
24-29
17%
18-23
62%
12-17
21%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 352
Declined + 178
Total Received 530
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Public

1,375

undergraduate students

17

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Business Education
  3. Agricultural Studies
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Codes

SAT 6477
ACT 3210

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Location

School Facts

Dickinson State University, 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 1,392
Established in 1918
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education)
•  MACTE (Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)

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Dickinson, ND

132-acre campus in Dickinson (population: 22,186), 100 miles from Bismarck. Served by air and bus; train serves Williston.

Dickinson State University
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
14%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
35%
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

400-499
100%
500-599
25%
400-499
75%
30-36
1%
24-29
9%
18-23
53%
12-17
35%
6-11
2%
24-29
27%
18-23
46%
12-17
26%
6-11
1%
24-29
17%
18-23
62%
12-17
21%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline April 15 (priority deadline)
August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
ACT only Required of some

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 352
Declined + 178
Total Received 530

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Heidi Kippenhan
Assistant Dean, Enrollment Management
P: 800 279-4295
F: 701 483-2409
dsu.hawks@dickinsonstate.edu

Financial Aid

58%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,591

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,522
Room $3,300
Board $4,238
Additional fees $1,262
Books & supplies $1,260
Total $16,582
Average Financial Aid - $10,591
Total with Avg. Aid $5,991

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,454,149
State $412,868
Institutional $347,206
Other external $207,020
Total $2,421,243

Non-need-based

Federal $10,929
State $70,766
Institutional $155,800
Other external $83,364
Total $320,859
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 279-4295
F: 701 483-9959
dsu.financialaid@dickinsonstate.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Christopher Meek
Director of Financial Aid
christopher.meek@dickinsonstate.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading

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Athletic Directors

Pete Stanton (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Kristen Fleury (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, North Star Athletic Association, Dakota Athletic Conference
Mascot
Blue Hawks
School colors
blue and grey

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration
Agricultural Sales/Service
Agricultural Studies
Art
Art Education
Art Entrepreneurship
Biology
Biology Education
Business Education
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Communication
Composite Science
Composite Science Education
Composite Social Science Education
Computer Science
Computer Technology Management
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Environmental Health
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Finance
General Business
History
History Education
Human Resource Management
Information Analytics
International Business
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Office Administration
Physical Education
Political Science
Practical Nursing
Psychology
Spanish
Teaching
Technology Education
Theatre
University Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Business Education
  3. Agricultural Studies

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Health Professions
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,392

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

1,375
students

Female
60%
827

Male
40%
548

1%

17
students

Female
59%
10

Male
41%
7

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

65%

900
students

Female
58%
517

Male
42%
383

35%

475
students

Female
66%
310

Male
34%
165

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
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

75%

Transfer applicants accepted

99%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
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

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

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
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • 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
Ghana
Korea, Republic Of
Nepal
Nigeria
Zimbabwe
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Heidi Kippenhan
Assistant Dean, Enrollment Management
701 483-2566
heidi.kippenhan@dickinsonstate.edu

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