Dakota State University

Madison, SD

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: $21,992
Out-of-state: $24,965
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,276
Out-of-state: $12,249
Room and Board
$6,873
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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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language    
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required September 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
820 North Washington
City, State, Zip
Madison, SD 57042-1799
Phone
(605) 256-5139
Fax
(605) 256-5316
E-mail
admissions@dsu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
83% of 1,056 applicants were admitted
Women
81% of 391 applicants were admitted
Men
85% of 665 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
613 (70%) of 879 admitted students enrolled
Women
169 (54%) of 315 admitted students enrolled
Men
414 (73%) of 564 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.21
3.75 and Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
23%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
490-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
26%
Score of 500 - 600
31%
Score of 400 - 500
37%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
470-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
29%
Score of 500 - 600
37%
Score of 400 - 500
34%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
9%
Score of 24 - 29
38%
Score of 18 - 23
43%
Score of 12 - 17
9%
Score of 6 - 11
1%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 8%
Top quarter: 23%
Top half: 54%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,992
Out-of-state: $24,965
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,276
Out-of-state: $12,249
Room and Board
$6,873
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$4,643
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003463
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
326 (94.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
252 (79.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
252 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
26 (9.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$8,184
Need-Based Gift
Received by 148 (60.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,961
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 227 (88.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,857
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 195 (69.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
55 (15.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,977

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,160 (85.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
943 (81.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
939 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
85 (10.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$8,324
Need-Based Gift
Received by 533 (58.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,575
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 853 (92.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,540
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 465 (45.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
126 (9.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,327

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,962
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Veterans Education Benefits (GI Bill)
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Health Fields, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
447
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
9
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Veterans
Number of Awards
1
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,103
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Strategic Intelligence
  • System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Most Popular Disciplines
Computer and information sciences, Education, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
101
Part-Time Faculty
52
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
47%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 34% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
268,672
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
110
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Madison Population
6,809
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Sioux Falls
Campus Size
62 acres

Weather

Temperature
3.3 average low in January, 80.5 average high in September
Rain
89 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Sioux Falls
Nearest Train Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Sioux Falls

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Not available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Trojan
School Colors
Royal blue and laker gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x   x  
Softball x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x  
Softball x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x  
Softball    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, gaming club, computer club, student senate, fellowship of christian athletes, campus crusade for christ (cru)
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,993
Women
1,224 (40.9%)
Men
1,769 (59.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,448
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
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
389

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
66.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
22.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
36.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
37.4%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
83%
Average Starting Salary
83%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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