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Dakota State University

212 reviews
  1. Madison, SD
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    C
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Dakota State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
North Star Athletic Association
Address
820 N Washington Ave
Madison, SD 57042
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
840-1170
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$13,790/ year
National
$15,317

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,734/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,195/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,259/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,183/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,549/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.11 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,190Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
  • Nerd
    78%
  • Unique
    22%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
0%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.18 responses
Poll
0%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.21 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Technology
    100%

After Dakota State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses

Reviews

212 reviews
  • Excellent
    21
  • Very Good
    74
  • Average
    95
  • Poor
    17
  • Terrible
    5
More than 90% of the graduating students from DSU land a job right out of college. The college offers job fairs quite frequently for the students, and the offered majors at DSU are in increasing demand as time goes on.
  • College Student
  • 4 months ago
My preference was a small and quiet college with a small student to teacher ratio, and DSU was it. The teaching staff here are very keen to what they teach, and each student receives the help they need in order to maintain high grades. The variety of classes offered was actually pretty good considering this is a smaller college. Technology and teaching education are what make DSU stand out.
  • College Student
  • 4 months ago
Class size is very competitive, with no more than a 20:1 student to teacher ratio. The advisers at the school are very knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely choose DSU as my primary school.
  • College Student
  • 4 months ago