Overview

Applicants
772
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average HS GPA
3.10

GPA Breakdown

17%
Over 3.75
14%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
4%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
435 - 560
SAT Math
415 - 575
ACT Composite
19 - 25

Other Admission Factors

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
133
with Terminal Degree
79

83
Men
50
Women
8
Minority
5
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
18%
Graduate in 5 years
35%
Graduate in 6 years
41%

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

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,091

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,424

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,203

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,728

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
79%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$3,509

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$3,993
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$5,993
Required Fees
$4,293
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,560
Transportation for Commuters
$2,075

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
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
2,736
Out of State

International
1%
Foreign Countries Represented
12

Demographics

1.61%
Asian
4.72%
African-American
4.08%
Hispanic
85.39%
Caucasian
1.24%
International

46% female
54% male
42% are full time
58% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

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

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus
81%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
75

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
42
Number of Honor Societies
4

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

9% 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
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

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

Sustainability

Green Rating
62

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
No

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
Tyler Ruhd
Assistant Director of Admission

Address
820 N Washington Ave
Madison, SD 57042

Phone
1-888-378-9988

Email
tyler.ruhd@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
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Key Stats

772
Applicants
2,736
Size
84%
Acceptance Rate
990
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists