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Dickinson State University is a public institution that was founded in 1918. It has a rural setting and the campus size is 132 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Dickinson State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,848 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $8,200 (2013-14).
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Dickinson State University's value as a public institution of higher education extends well beyond its classrooms and laboratories. DSU contributes to virtually every facet of life in North Dakota. The state's economic vitality, educated workforce, cultural capital and quality of place all benefit from the driving force of the vigorous and entrepreneurial university DSU has become.
The university's Global Awareness Initiative has engaged DSU students, faculty and administrators in an informed dialogue about globalization and cultural diversity with educators at universities in eight countries, including China, Russia and Ukraine.
Among the many programs and accomplishments that set DSU apart for other colleges and universities are the following:
99% of DSU graduates are employed or continuing their education.
When applying to Dickinson State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Dickinson State University is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 66.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||66.4% 4|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.7 percent.
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Dickinson State University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Dickinson State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Dickinson State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Dickinson State University, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Dickinson State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||50%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Dickinson State University, 66.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,846.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$5,848 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$8,200 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$5,582 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data