Tuition & Fees

$6,552

$9,225

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
50%
400-499
50%
600-699
13%
500-599
25%
400-499
37%
300-399
25%
30-36
2%
24-29
15%
18-23
44%
12-17
37%
6-11
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
30%
18-23
41%
12-17
28%
30-36
3%
24-29
16%
18-23
63%
12-17
18%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 384
Declined + 4
Total Received 388
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Public

1,425

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Accounting
  2. Business Administration
  3. Exercise Science
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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 1,425
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: 22,993), 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
13%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
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

500-599
50%
400-499
50%
600-699
13%
500-599
25%
400-499
37%
300-399
25%
30-36
2%
24-29
15%
18-23
44%
12-17
37%
6-11
2%
30-36
1%
24-29
30%
18-23
41%
12-17
28%
30-36
3%
24-29
16%
18-23
63%
12-17
18%

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 yes
Early action program application deadline April 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Uknown
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
ACT only Required

Not Selective

98%

acceptance rate

Accepted 384
Declined + 4
Total Received 388

Admissions Factors

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Secondary school record
State residency

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
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

$11,185

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,552
Room $2,900
Board $3,924
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $14,576
Average Financial Aid - $11,185
Total with Avg. Aid $3,391
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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
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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 Technology Management
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Environmental Health
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Finance
History
History Education
Human Resource Management
International Business
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Music
Music Education
Nursing
Office Administration
Physical Education
Political Science
Practical Nursing
Psychology
Spanish
Teaching
Technology Education
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Accounting
  2. Business Administration
  3. Exercise Science

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

1,425

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,425
students

Female
61%
868

Male
39%
557

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

64%

922
students

Female
57%
520

Male
43%
402

36%

503
students

Female
70%
348

Male
30%
155

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

99%

Transfer applicants accepted

66%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)
Interview
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement

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
  • 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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 11
Countries most often represented Canada
Nepal
Nigeria
South Korea
Zimbabwe
The Bahamas
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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