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 two thousand students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 1210 (25th percentile) - 1513 (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 2.80 - 3.14. 49% of all those who apply are admitted to Dickinson State University, from which 81 percent choose to enroll.

Overall Dickinson State University (DSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Dickinson State University was reported as 48.7% in Fall 2013 with over 417 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 SAT Scores: 1210 - 1513
  • DSU ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • DSU Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.14

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.

How Does Dickinson State University (DSU) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Dickinson State University is fourteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

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University of Mary83.1%
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Jamestown College56.9%
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology86.1%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Dickinson State University (DSU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading425 - 533
Math405 - 505
Writing380 - 475
Total Score1210 - 1513
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math18 - 24
Composite Score18 - 23
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