About Dickinson State University

Founded in 1918, Dickinson State University. is a Public college. Located in North Dakota, which is a city setting in North Dakota, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,381 full time undergraduate students, and 5 full time graduate students.

The Dickinson State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 79 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Dickinson State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate91%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range850-1200
ACT Range18-31

Admissions at DSU are considered Less Selective, with ,4% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 51 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.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Dickinson State University.

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“We”re apathetic”
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“We know about current events and vote”
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“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
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“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
100%
“We save it for the classroom”
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“Sometimes, but not often”
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“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
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“All the time, including weekends”
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“I”m always terrified”
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“I only go out in groups”
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“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
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“We don”t play sports”
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“We play recreationally”
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“We bought the gear”
100%
“We live for the big game”
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“It”s not really our thing”
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“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
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“There are a variety of opportunities”
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“We”re a very artistic group”
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“Haven”t met them”
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“Available in class”
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“They keep regular office hours”
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“They”re always available”
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“No greek life, but other groups to join”
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“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
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“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
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“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
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“We”re not into drinking at all”
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“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
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“We only party on weekends”
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“There”s some drinking happening every night”
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“Never, we”re here to learn”
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“There might be people who do”
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“People are known to partake on weekends”
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“There”s a huge drug scene”
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“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
100%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
100%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
0%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
100%
“We live for the big game”
100%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
0%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
0%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
100%
“They keep regular office hours”
0%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
100%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
0%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
100%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
0%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    7 Students rated on-campus housing 3.1 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    7 Students rated off-campus housing 2.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    8 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    10 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    11 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 73 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    11 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    11 Students rated local services 4.5 stars. 73 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    11 Students rated academics 4.6 stars. 64 % gave the school a 5.0.

Dickinson State University REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Dickinson State University?

1 Students rated Dickinson State University

Rojin - 10/14/2017

It is small Campus but it is really sweat people. Teachers are so good and they are really trying to teach you.I am basketball player and I want to be Physical therapy and it is really amazing to be here because a lot of athletes and everybody know each other.

Dickinson State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Dickinson State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Dickinson State University is 91%. 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 would have to tell myself not to stress over college to much. College is a big deal but, stressing over it will only make the transition worse. Study hard, it will pay off in the end. Pay attention in class and keep my chin up. Don't listen to what others have to tell you it will only scare you off. Try your best and always believe in yourself.

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

    The costs. It is hard to come up with the money to pay for school while playing a sport and going to school full-time.

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

    Dickinson State University is a small college in Western North Dakota, with very friendly and helpful faculty and students.

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

    Before coming to college, I wish I had known more of what campus activities are available. The school did a nice job of telling me what was available, but not how to get in touch with the person in charge of running the groups. If I had been able to contact someone, I would have gotten more involved.

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  6. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Our school is a great school for their education program. Students come from all around to get their teaching degrees in Dickinson, North Dakota. The whole town supports the college and the activities. The opportunities are endless.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    There is alot of support for students that don't fit the average profile. This is a very good thing because in todays world you need an education and there are alot of people out there, like myself, that are not at a point in there lives where school can be their primary focus. The support system really helps and it's nice to know that you don't have to do it alone.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The type of person that should attend this school is someone who wants a small, family like enviroment, where you know the students and the proffessor all know you by name.

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

    A selfish meat head that will only do sports and not do the actual work to pass classes. DSU is an easy school if you just show up and care.

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

    I'm attending school completely online. It's perfect for me, because I am expecting my first child. So, my schedule will work well for me.

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

    The most frustrating thing about school is studing for tests. Tests are a crucial part of your grades when you are in college. If I fail a test it can impact my grade greatly and lower my GPA. This makes studying for tests very frustrating because i know i have to get good grades and failing a test is not a option. Studying for tests requires many hours of studying, which tends to lead to frustration. Though, tests are difficult studying and getting good grades will pay off when i graduate.

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  12. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are strong in their belief and they care about the wellbeing of others.

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

    What is unique about my school compared to other schools I considered is that my school has a great student service service. The SSS program is outstanding, they really care about the students that they help out and try their best to help them with their problems. I would consider this the best thing about Dickinson State University and their tutoring center. A student can get one on one time with a tutor to help them in any subject as many times a week for up to an hour long.

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  14. Describe a day on campus you'll never forget.

    Homecoming at DSU is probably the best time ever. The morning air is crisp and cool for the parade where candy is thrown from the student club floats. It then goes to the Tailgate where free food and drink is shared, music blaring, laughs shared. You never feel more at home than you do during homecoming

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Student Body

Students

59%

female

41%

male

1,381

Total Undergrad Enrollment

5

Total Grad Students

33%

Out-Of-State

62%

In-State

5%

International

Organizations

55

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

38%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
77%

TUITION & AID

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.

84% of students attending Dickinson State University receive some sort of financial aid. 27% were awarded federal grants. While 55% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$8,918

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$6,459

Room and Board

16,577

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,858
$30 - $48K
$9,163
$48 - $75K
$11,317
$75 - $110K
$11,948
$110K & UP
$12,989

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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