Dickinson State University (DSU)

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Dickinson State University can be found in Dickinson, ND, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. DSU has an enrollment of approximately a thousand students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 990 (25th percentile) - 1150 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 18 (25th percentile) - 23 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants admitted to Dickinson State University. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Dickinson State University (DSU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.18. You can get more information from the admissions office website at dickinsonstate.edu.

Overall Dickinson State University (DSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Dickinson State University was reported as 99.7% in Fall 2020 with over 376 college applications submitted to this school. 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

  • DSU ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • DSU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Dickinson State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Dickinson 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Dickinson State University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 91.7%
  • 2017-2018: 99.0%
  • 2018-2019: 66.4%
  • 2019-2020: 99.7%
  • Projected DSU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 82.7%

How Does Dickinson State University (DSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Dickinson State University is seventy-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Mary73.6%
Minot State University66.7%
Black Hills State University83.9%
Jamestown College69.3%
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology76.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Dickinson State University (DSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 560
Math500 - 590
Total Score990 - 1150
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 22
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 23
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