Dickinson State University

Dickinson, ND

Dickinson State, founded in 1918, is a public university. Its 76-acre campus is located in the town of Dickinson, 100 miles from Bismarck.

Website: www.dickinsonstate.edu/

Public
Co-ed
1,425
Undergraduate
Students
(60.9%) 868 Women
(39.1%) 557 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
99% of 388 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.28
SAT Math
433-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
470 average
440-505 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $18,532
Out-of-state: $21,310
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,768
Out-of-state: $9,546
Room and Board
$6,898
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Freshman Award
$10,869
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$21,356
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
96
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Dickinson Population
20,826
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
21% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
4.3% Black/African-American
5.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.1% White
3.9% Unknown
International Students
4.6% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning
63.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
14.3%
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

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% 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 required

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 August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
291 Campus Drive
City, State, Zip
Dickinson, ND 58601-4896
Phone
(701) 483-2175
Fax
(701) 483-2006
E-mail
dsu.hawk@dickinsonstate.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
August 15
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
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
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

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

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Medical history, proof of measles-rubella shot recommended for some freshmen
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
99% of 388 applicants were admitted
Women
99% of 180 applicants were admitted
Men
99% of 208 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
320 (83%) of 384 admitted students enrolled
Women
Not reported
Men
137 (67%) of 205 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
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
3.28
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
433-560 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
470 average
440-505 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
18%
Score of 18 - 23
70%
Score of 12 - 17
12%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
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: $18,532
Out-of-state: $21,310
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,768
Out-of-state: $9,546
Room and Board
$6,898
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$3,566
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 April 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 9
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002989
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
156 (80.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
97 (65.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
95 (93.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
27 (40.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$10,869
Need-Based Gift
Received by 90 (93.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,850
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 64 (75.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,771
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 11 (10.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
22 (3.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,849

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
686 (72.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
483 (70.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
472 (97.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
176 (36.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$11,224
Need-Based Gift
Received by 417 (89.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,475
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 361 (80.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,190
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 41 (5.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
66 (3.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,985

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$21,356
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

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

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Rodeo
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling
  • Agriculture, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Interdisciplinary studies, Agriculture
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, 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 not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
96
Part-Time Faculty
73
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
22%
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

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
204,916
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
250
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


Dickinson Population
20,826
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
132 acres

Weather

Temperature
-1.7 average low in January, 77.1 average high in September
Rain
94 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Dickinson
Nearest Train Station
140 mile(s) from campus in Williston

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
21% 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
79%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
Crisis Manager App. for Phones, Automated Mass Notification System

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
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

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

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, national fraternities, rodeo club, blue hawk brigade, chorale, business club, navigators
Sororities
 
Fraternities
9% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,425
Women
868 (60.9%)
Men
557 (39.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
922
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
4.3% Black/African-American
5.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.1% White
3.9% Unknown
International Students.
4.6% from 30 countries
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
63.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
14.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
29.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
31.6%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
83%
Average Starting Salary
83%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Arts and Sciences 3%
Medicine 2%
Education 3%
Other 1%

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