Dalton State College

514 reviews
  1. Dalton, GA
  2. 4 Year
C-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Dalton State College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Southern States Athletic Conference
Address
650 College Drive
Dalton, GA 30720

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$6,256/ 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
    $5,020/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,781/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,392/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,388/ year
  • $110k+
    $10,201/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
29:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.82 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,034Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
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What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Small but growing
    64%
  • Cheap
    18%
  • Challenging
    9%
  • Communal
    3%
  • Designed for Failure
    3%
  • Mediocre
    3%

After Dalton State College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
16%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%

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Reviews

514 reviews
  • Excellent
    107
  • Very Good
    212
  • Average
    165
  • Poor
    22
  • Terrible
    8
Courses should not vary so much in content, requirements, and challenge based only on your professor. If I take Math 1101, it should not be easy (open book tests, group work, easy A, covers a few chapters) in one class and in the same course be so hard you're at math lab everytime the doors open to get extra help because the professor basically puts it out there, gives an assignment and you learn on your own, cover the entire book front to back, and take huge weighted tests, not knowing if you're doing it correctly til the test is graded and over. Surely there are curriculum standards and set requirements to go by? Why aren't they collaboratively planning this course? Same thing with English 11102, one easy A the other well you work you're self to death for a D. How can you compare gpa or course pass:fail rates? This way you can't it is not the same! Honors grads might mean I took all the easy professors and rode on others coat tails where as a C student with no HOPE money solely due to the professor or lack of, who is smarter, worked harder but when compared in an interview is not getting the job in the end...it needs to be the same! It's unfair and unethical!
  • College Student
  • 6 months ago
The &quot;Real&quot; College Experience – Desmond Crutchfield
6/29/2011

In the light and eyes of many spectators, it is easy to see why college can be perceived as somewhat costly, demanding, and even overwhelming at times; one thing that college should never be characterized as... is worthless. While college stress puts many on the edges of their seats, current students, like myself and many others begin to discover that college is not of a task but a journey. Personally, my initial impression of Dalton State College was utter disappointment. As a college freshman, leaving home, friends and most of all family became the most difficult, let alone knowing the only motive for attending was because of my long awaited goals and aspirations of becoming an oncologist. Since that day, I have joined the Pre-health society, maintained sufficient grades, and have met over a dozen new friends in the process! As vigorous as life can sometimes be, every intending or currently enrolled student should know that nothing is ever permanent. In other words, experiences that we gain through our college lives, good or bad, should be seen as memorable. With all things considered, the trials and tribulations, success and failures, are what creates the quintessence of a &quot;Real&quot; college experience. In conclusion, with the experiences I've gained so far, attending Dalton State has been a unique academic, culturally diverse, and socially engaging college; because of these wonderful chacteristics, if given the opportunity, I would choose Dalton State once agian.
  • College Sophomore
  • June 29 2011
It's a very challenging school unlike most affordable colleges. Studying is a must, but that is a wonderful thing. It means we're learning! The buildings are very clean and presentable. They have many events for students and extra-curricular activities. The Biology major has a lot of options at Dalton State College.
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago