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Dakota State, founded in 1881 as a Normal school, is a public university. Its 40-acre campus is located four blocks from Madison's business district.

Website: www.dsu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
2,993
Undergraduate
Students
(40.9%) 1,224 Women
(59.1%) 1,769 Men
389
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
83% of 1,056 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.21
SAT Math
490-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
470-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,574
Out-of-state: $25,644
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,536
Out-of-state: $12,606
Room and Board
$7,033
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Freshman Award
$8,184
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,962
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
101
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 40% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Madison Population
6,809
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Sioux Falls
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Trojan
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
3.1% Black/African-American
4.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.5% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students
1.0% from 31 countries
First-Year Students Returning
66.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
22.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
83%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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