Dakota State University campus

Overview

Applicants
911
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average HS GPA
3.10

GPA Breakdown

15%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
26%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
6%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 550
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 580
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 25

Other Admission Factors


Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
141
with Terminal Degree
76

91
Men
50
Women
9
Minority
5
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
20%
Graduate in 5 years
34%
Graduate in 6 years
39%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Finance, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Computer Graphics
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • System Administration/Administrator
  • System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Physical Sciences

  • Physical Sciences

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Game and Interactive Media Design


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
20%
Graduate in 5 years
34%
Graduate in 6 years
39%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,377

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,542

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,039

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
79%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,444

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,047

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$4,170
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$6,258
Required Fees
$4,584
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,610
Transportation for Commuters
$2,075

On-Campus Room and Board
$6,060
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Agency Assistance (Veteran Benefits/ Department of Labor)
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,820
Foreign Countries Represented
14

Demographics

1.37%
Asian
3.85%
African-American
4.22%
Hispanic
84.34%
Caucasian
1.32%
International

45% female
55% male
44% are full time
56% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
32%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
85%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
45
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

6% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Trojans)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Trojans)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Softball
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


LGBT Support Groups: The DSU Gender and Sexuality Alliance represents PRIDE: People Respecting Individual Differences Everywhere. All students, faculty, and staff interested in building a safe and affirming environment on campus are encouraged to join. We welcome members of the LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer, Intersex and Asexual) Dakota State University community, and our straight allies! Our mission is to provide a safe place for all people, regardless of identity or sexual preference, to meet and talk as well as gain any resources they may need.

Minority Support Groups: Dakota State University Diversity Student Union (DSU2) is an inclusive community of students – To serve as the source of information for, and liaison between, interested students and this university on topics pertaining to diversity. To celebrate, maintain, and validate the identity and image of each individual and culture represented on campus through campus and community activities and to provide services whenever and wherever it may be of mutual benefit to do so. To provide social contact and to promote social interaction for members with student body and Dakota State University community. https://www.facebook.com/dsu.diversityservices?fref=nf

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: South Dakota State University (SDSU)
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: South Dakota State University (SDSU)

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
6

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
State Contracts

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Tory Bickett
Senior Secretary

Address
820 N Washington Ave
Madison, SD 57042

Phone
1-888-378-9988

Email
tory.bickett@dsu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Tunheim Classroom Building
Fieldhouse/Community Center
Trojan Center
Einstein's Bagels
The Marketplace

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Lake Herman State Park
Lake Madison Recreational Area
Prairie Village
West Twins Movie Theatre
Dakota Prairie Playhouse
Madison is located about 45 miles from Sioux Falls, SD, which is the state's largest city.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times:
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
www.dsuathletics.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Sioux Falls Regional Airport is approximately 45 miles from Madison. Madison has a small airport but it is not commercial.

Driving Instructions to Campus
North on Interstate 29 from Sioux Falls to Exit 109. West on Highway 34 20 miles.

Local Accommodations
AmericInn Super 8 The Lakes Lodge