Dakota State University (Dakota State)

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Dakota State University can be found in Madison, SD, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About 3,400 students are enrolled at Dakota State University.

Many of the students getting into Dakota State University had an SAT score in the range of 840 - 1170, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 19 - 24. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Dakota State average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.25. 83% of all those who apply are accepted to Dakota State University, from which 49 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.dsu.edu.

Overall Dakota State Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

83.0%

The overall acceptance rate for Dakota State University was reported as 83.0% in Fall 2013 with over 781 applications submitted to Dakota State. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Dakota State ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • Dakota State Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Dakota State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Dakota State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2016 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2016-2017 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Dakota State has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 93.8%
  • 2010-2011: 89.7%
  • 2011-2012: 91.6%
  • 2012-2013: 88.8%
  • 2013-2014: 83.0%
  • Projected Dakota State Acceptance Rate 2016-2017: 87.6%

How Does Dakota State Compare?

83.0%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Dakota State University is fifty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Sioux Falls96.9%
Augustana College68.1%
Dakota Wesleyan University70.2%
Dordt College75.4%
Mount Marty College72.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants78162.1%37.9%
Admitted64862.5%37.5%
Enrolled31866.0%34.0%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Dakota State (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math18 - 25
Composite Score19 - 24
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