Overview

Applicants
1,056
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average HS GPA
3.21

GPA Breakdown

21%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
490 - 610
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
153
with Terminal Degree
87

94
Men
59
Women
14
Minority
5
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
23%
Graduate in 5 years
37%
Graduate in 6 years
43%

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/Information Assurance.
  • Computer Graphics.
  • Information Science/Studies.
  • 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.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator.
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician.
  • 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.

  • MILITARY TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLIED SCIENCES.

  • Strategic Intelligence.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Physical Sciences.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • 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 Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
23%
Graduate in 5 years
37%
Graduate in 6 years
43%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$3,961

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,575

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,222

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,962

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,269

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$7,299
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$10,272
Required Fees
$1,977
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,716
Transportation for Commuters
$2,421

On-Campus Room and Board
$6,873
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
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,993
Foreign Countries Represented
31

Demographics

1.85%
Asian
3.07%
African-American
4.29%
Hispanic
84.30%
Caucasian
1.41%
International

41% female
59% male
48% are full time
52% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
36%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
84%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Disability Services Office

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Michelle Ruesink

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

A report of testing done by a licensed psychologist.

Documentation Required for ADHD

A note from a licensed physician, psychologist, or psychiatrist.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
2

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
50
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

8% 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: DSU NASA is a club dedicated to helping facilitate Cultural Awareness of Native American tribes and there peoples to the students of DSU. Members meet to discuss cultural awareness and how best to facilitate that discussion with the wider student body by hosting events in coordination with the DSU office of Diversity sharing our message on Facebook or by other methods as appropriate.

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

Sustainability

61/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
State Contracts

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Rose O'Brien
Recruitment Communications/Visit Coordinator

Address
820 N Washington Ave
Madison, SD 57042

Phone
1-888-378-9988

Email
rose.o'brien@dsu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Beacom Institute of Technology
Tunheim Classroom Building
Fieldhouse/Community Center
Caribou Coffee/Einstein's Bagels
Trojan Center/Student Union

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Lake Herman State Park
Madison Downtown - Egan Avenue (retail, food, professional services)
Prairie Village
West Twins Movie Theatre
Camp Lakodia
Madison is located about 45 miles from Sioux Falls, SD, which is the state's largest city.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8:00-5:00
1-888-378-9988

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 8:00am-5:00pm
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
Not 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
From Sioux Falls - North on Interstate 29 from Sioux Falls to Exit 109. West on Highway 34 18 miles. Take a right (north) on Washington Ave. Travel north until you reach the DSU campus.

Local Accommodations
AmericInn Super 8 The Lakes Lodge


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