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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
North Star Athletic Association
From Dickinson State University

Small Community. Big Opportunity.

At Dickinson State University, students enjoy an innovative and personalized education. DSU boasts a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, which means our professors know their students by name. With campuses in Dickinson, Bismarck, and Williston and classes offered online, our students enjoy a range of options tailored to them. These aspects guarantee one thing for our students: an incredible experience.

As a student at Dickinson State, you have access to unique courses, high-end technology, and devoted faculty members. We are here to help you achieve success. Whatever your path, you will find DSU’s low tuition cost, impressive job placement rates, and range of academic programs provide a solid starting point.

Beginning fall 2020, the University will offer Presidential Scholarship Awards, waiving $1,600 in annual tuition costs for qualified new full time students. Visit Dickinson State’s scholarships webpage to learn more.

Dickinson State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
August 1
Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
870-1060
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$11,502/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,741/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.7 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses

Majors

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Dickinson State allows you to engage in high quality learning experiences that will prepare you for success. With concentrations in geology, pre-med or pre-pharmacy, you'll find an option that's sure to fit your desired career path.

Online

Online Programs Offered
25
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
22
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    18%
  • On Campus
    60%
  • Online
    22%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
900Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
475
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 3 responses
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  • Very quiet and hard-working.
    67%
  • Intellectual
    33%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.10 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.12 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Average
    83%
  • Difficult but still worth it.
    17%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $41,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    34%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    100%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses

    Dickinson State University Reviews

    106 reviews
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    Dickinson has an amazing family atmosphere. When you go to the football games you get to talk with alumni and hear their stories of when they went to Dickinson State University and it just gives you chills. I get the same feeling from attending Dickinson. It is like my home. I am glad that I can pass down my stories after I became an alumni myself! I will forever remember Dickinson as my home. One day I hope I can pass this onto my kids and they will also attend Dickinson State University.
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    This is actually a very small university with about 4000 students including online. The people you meet and the faculty are what makes this school achieve any greatness. They have awesome programs that help the poor and disabled students. If you can get into the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program -DO IT! They will give you 3000 a year for four years! The school is realitively affordable, and works tirelessly to provide a safe environment and community. You will fall in love with the heart of Dickinson, I know I did.
    The campus is great, but the fincial aid office sucks. They countlessly make mistakes with your money. However, I love the professors and the community. Its a small quaint little college and it it peaceful. The housing is average and the food isnt great but thats okay. My main issue is just the financial aid office.