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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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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+
About Dickinson State University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
North Star Athletic Association
Address
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601
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 access to new technology in laboratories and classrooms across campus, students gain the skills needed to ensure success in the corporate world. 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.

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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
99%
SAT Range
870-1060
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$11,390/ 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
$4,115/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
922Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
503
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
29%
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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
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  • Average
    83%
  • Difficult but still worth it.
    17%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $41,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    32%
    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
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    Dickinson State University Reviews

    102 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.
    Dickinson state University is great and more diverse. The school has great buildings and the professors are ready to help any students that needs help with anything in school. The academics are good and outstanding. Dickinson State University needs improvement with the food service. The school security is excellent with their jobs and they are all making sure all the students are safe and sound.