Dakota State University

224 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
84%
SAT Range
850-1135
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$14,166/ year
National
$15,431

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

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,029/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,003/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,435/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,845/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,522/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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
1,154Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Nerd
    78%
  • Unique
    22%
  • Eclectic
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
67%
of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.21 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Technology
    100%

After Dakota State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
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

224 reviews
  • Excellent
    22
  • Very Good
    80
  • Average
    100
  • Poor
    17
  • Terrible
    5
I have had a good experience at DSU.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Best transfer decision I ever made. A much better fit.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
Its small but very detail oriented
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago