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/index.html
Online Applicationhttps://dsu.edu/apply.html
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1-Year Certificate, 2-Years Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctoral (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 85.61% and the yield is 62.78%. 451 men and 221 women applied to Dakota State and 394 men and 187 women students were accepted. Among them, 266 men and 100 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants681451221
Admitted583394187
Enrolled366266100
Acceptance Rate 85.61%87.36%84.62%
Yield 62.78%67.51%53.48%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 40 students (11% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 291 students (80%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 635 and the 25th percentile is 505. The SAT Math score is 610 (75th) and 495 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 26 (75th percentile) and 19 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing505635
SAT Math495610
ACT Composite1926
ACT Math1926
ACT English1725
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Dakota State University are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,053, 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), and Completion of College Preparatory Program 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 ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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