Admissions Information

The application fee is $20 for applying undergraduate school and $35 for graduate school at Dakota State University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$35
Admission Informationhttps://dsu.edu/admissions
Online Applicationhttps://dsu.edu/admissions/apply-now
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, 2 Year Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 77.40% and the yield is 56.14%. 631 men and 347 women applied to Dakota State and 502 men and 255 women students were accepted. Among them, 315 men and 110 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants978631347
Admitted757502255
Enrolled425315110
Acceptance Rate 77.40%79.56%73.49%
Yield 56.14%62.75%43.14%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 52 students (12% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 372 students (88%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 640 and the 25th percentile is 500. The SAT Math score is 630 (75th) and 505 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 25 (75th percentile) and 19 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing500640
SAT Math505630
ACT Composite1925
ACT Math1926
ACT English1725
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Dakota State University are relatively high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,055, ACT: 57 - Public Master's College and University (smaller programs)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Dakota State University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Dakota State Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRequired
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramNeither required nor recommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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