Dickinson State University

Dickinson, ND

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.

Dickinson State University

Dickinson, ND

Tuition & Fees

$7,784

$11,045

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
12%
500-599
50%
400-499
38%
600-699
22%
500-599
56%
400-499
22%
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
45%
12-17
35%
6-11
3%
30-36
0
24-29
26%
18-23
45%
12-17
29%
30-36
1%
24-29
19%
18-23
56%
12-17
24%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Not Selective

99%

acceptance rate

Accepted 375
Declined + 1
Total Received 376
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Public

1,321

undergraduate students

29

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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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 1,350
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
16%
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

600-699
12%
500-599
50%
400-499
38%
600-699
22%
500-599
56%
400-499
22%
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
45%
12-17
35%
6-11
3%
30-36
0
24-29
26%
18-23
45%
12-17
29%
30-36
1%
24-29
19%
18-23
56%
12-17
24%

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 ACT only Required
SAT Subject Tests Required

Not Selective

99%

acceptance rate

Accepted 375
Declined + 1
Total Received 376

Admissions Factors

Important

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
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Marie Moe
Vice President for Student Affairs and University Relations
P: 800 279-4295
F: 701 483-2409
dsu.hawk@dickinsonstate.edu

Financial Aid

57%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,394.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,522
Room $3,448
Board $4,238
Additional fees $1,262
Books & supplies $1,260
Total $16,730
Average Financial Aid - $10,394
Total with Avg. Aid $6,336

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,430,893
State $411,570
Institutional $349,990
Other external $219,159
Total $2,411,612

Non-need-based

Federal $10,929
State $70,766
Institutional $159,216
Other external $86,898
Total $327,809
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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
Composite Social Science Education
Computer Science
Computer Technology Management
Criminal Justice
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Entrepreneurship
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
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

1,350

total students

73%

in-state

27%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

1,321
students

Female
62%
819

Male
38%
502

2%

29
students

Female
62%
18

Male
38%
11

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

69%

922
students

Female
58%
532

Male
42%
390

31%

399
students

Female
72%
287

Male
28%
112

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

100%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
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 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 22
Countries most often represented Canada
Ghana
Kenya
Nepal
Nigeria
Zimbabwe
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Megan Robinson
Assistant Director
701 483-2164
megan.robinson@dickinsonstate.edu

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