About Dalton State College

Founded in 1963, Dalton State College. is a college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 5,188 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Dalton State College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 164 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Dalton State College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at DSC are considered , with ,17% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Dalton State College.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    35 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    21 Students rated off-campus housing 3.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    44 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    43 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    45 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    45 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    44 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    43 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

Dalton State College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Dalton State College?

36 Students rated Dalton State College

lilly - 12/20/2023

As a student, I have a particular place in my heart for Dalton State College because of its unwavering dedication to providing accessible education and creating a welcoming learning environment. The college's emphasis on small class sizes and individualized attention creates a stimulating learning atmosphere where students can interact with committed teachers and fellow students. A well-rounded education is facilitated by a wide variety of undergraduate programs and an emphasis on practical learning and community involvement. Dalton State College's inclusive and friendly environment fosters community among its students and makes it a favorable academic and personal learning environment.

Hayley - 04/05/2021

DSC is a very affordable college that has allowed me to achieve my dreams without breaking the bank. I made a lot of good friends who have similar interests as me, and I've also learned a lot from the professors on campus. If you're looking for a laid-back environment that supports rigorous work, this is the place for you!

Sharon - 12/02/2020

The campus is very nice & welcoming for students. Professors are the best at teaching and have easy access to reach them. The buildings are always kept clean and neat for students to study in. The clubs are the best part because everyone finds their group that makes them feel at home. They are used to spread awareness on issues or make events that bring the school closer. Dalton State is the best choice anyone could make to study their career.

Taylor - 09/16/2019

Dalton State is a local college that is close to home. It has nice buildings, but if your a newbie like me you can get confused. I like that they offer the classes I need to get me to where I want to be in life without having to move halfway around the world. I can't wait for the opportunity to be a DSC Roadrunner!

Dalton State College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Dalton State College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Dalton State College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I have gotten alot so far out of my college experience. I have learned alot. I have learned that I have to make friends with people in my class. If i don't then I won't have any friends at school. It has been valuable to attend college because if I don't then I will be without out a job most likely because not many places will hire someone without a college degree anymore. When I get my degree, I will be able to try and find a job and have a chance to get it.

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  3. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The school is very close to home and don't have to drive very far to get there. The atmosphere is friendly it gives off the feeling that you belong there. The school is not small nor large it's the right size to begin the college experince.

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  4. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Dalton State has an awesome nursing program! I am not even in school for nursing and have got to hear all about it because of all the students interested in it. Dalton has an overall great learning environment, and is a very nice college!

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about Dalton State College has to be the parking. Parking is so limited it is nearly impossible to get a parking space near the classroom. Oh and when it rains it is terrible ! Parking is even more hectic and reckless. Not to mention the long walk to class. By the time of arrival every one is almost out of breath! The worst thing about Dalton State has to be the parking!

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    I would describe Dalton State as unembellished, the campus is simple and small and outside of the actual classes, there isn't much else to do.

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  7. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about Dalton State would be that it is still structured like a high school. The college experience is supposed to be different from that of high school. In terms of teachers not hand holding students and various activities this school is lacking. I think in order to rectify the situation the attendance policies should be done away with, and that the school should have more entertainment activities going on during school hours for those who are waiting for class.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that i had been more involved in high school just so I was intimadated to join more activities and clubs on campus. I also wish that I had taken the SAT more than once because I did not put a large focus on it and the SAT effects alot of my college career.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Dalton State College has got to be the staff. The professors are all enjoyable and easy to get along with. They are all there for you if you need anything at all.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    If you are looking for a place to get a jump-start in school or figure out what you would like to do with your life, Dalton State is definitely a great choice. They have low tuition rates, lots of scholarships and wonderful academics. Because it has great accredidation, it looks like most of my classes shall transfer over to wherever God has next for me easily!

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People who want a nice name on their degree that wish to go to a different state for a job. When apply for a job, most company outside of georgia wouldn't know what kind of a school Dalton State College is. These students should apply to a more familar name like the University of Georgia.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I tell them about the RUAH meetings we have every Tuesday night. It is like a Church service. They have worship before and then someone gets up and presents a sermon. It is so cool to go to those because I don't get to go to church on Wednesday night because I have to work. So it's like i still get the three sermons a week.

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  14. What are the most popular student activities/groups?


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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

74% of students attending Dalton State College receive some sort of financial aid. 71% were awarded federal grants. While 18% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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