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ACCEPTANCE RATE

99.73%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

91%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

10:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

58

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$4,815

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Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid

Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition

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Dickinson State University (DSU)

1500 Edwards Ave., Bismarck, ND

DSU, a public institution, offers an assortment of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Dickinson, ND, the campus offers a rural setting for students to study in. Enrollment at DSU is nearly two thousand annually.

Areas of study offered at Dickinson State University include:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education

Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. Most students accepted to DSU have an SAT score in a range of 1260 - 1750, or an ACT composite score within the range of 16 - 27. Roughly 70% of all applicant were accepted at Dickinson State University, with 59% of those accepted choosing to attend.

The cost of tuition is different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay close to $6,200 and out-of-state residents pay $14,000 annually. Dickinson State University may help with costs by offering financial aid for students who qualify by way of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The DSU "Blue Hawks" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NAIA. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Football (NAIA Division II)
  • Golf (NAIA Division II)

Students may visit the DSU website to obtain a complete list of academic programs offered, student services, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants Dickinson State University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Dickinson State University is about 1,400. The student body is made up of 99% undergraduate students and 13% graduate students.

$11,500

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $35 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $6,500-$7,800
    • Out-of-State: $9,800-$11,740
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $250-$300 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $380-$450 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid91%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships76%$4,741
Receiving Student Loans54%$6,188
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Dickinson State University may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Dickinson State University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (373)
  • Football (373)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Rodeo
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Programs Offered

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  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • English Language and Literature

  • Mathematics and Statistics

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