Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota

Dakota State University Overview

Student population

Address820 N Washington Ave
Madison, SD
School Websitedsu.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above
Size

Distant

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Dakota State University is a small public, 4-year college based in Madison, South Dakota that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 1,056 students applied to Dakota State University. Of those students, 879 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Dakota State University was $7,299, in addition to fees of $1,977. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Dakota State University.

Dakota State University has a 43% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Dakota State University Requirements

Academic standards

Very High

SAT-
ACT-
GPARequired
Applicants admitted

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The Dakota State University acceptance rate is 83%. To put this into perspective, 879 of the 1,056 students who applied to Dakota State University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Dakota State University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Dakota State University had an SAT score between the range of 960 and 1,220. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Dakota State University was between 20 and 26 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Dakota State University as part of their application.

Dakota State University Cost

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Dakota State University, the tuition for in-state residents is $7,299. Combined with fees of $1,977, room and board costs of $6,873, other expenses of $4,643 and the $1,200 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $12,249 in tuition.

Students at Dakota State University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Dakota State University was $4,351 last year, with 36% of students being awarded federal aid.

Dakota State University Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio18:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Dakota State University.

Dakota State University has a good gender split, with 41% of undergraduates being female and 59% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are South Dakota residents; in fact, 60% of all students reside in South Dakota. However, 39% of students come from out-of-state and 1% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Dakota State University is 18:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

Dakota State University Popular Majors and Programs

COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
EDUCATION
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, FITNESS, AND KINESIOLOGY
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS

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