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Dakota State University

Dakota State University
820 North Washington
Madison, SD 57042-1799

Fax number: (605) 256-5316
Screen last updated on: February 2024

The admissions information below is valid for the 2023 academic year.

Contacting the office: 605 256-5139 5139
605 256-5139 5139 (toll free)

Application fee: $20
High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
Standardized test requirements: SAT I or ACT recommended
Dates test scores should be received: September 1 for SAT I/ACT
School has formalized early decision program: no
School has early action program: no
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: no

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report not considered
  • class rank important
  • recommendations not considered
  • standardized test scores important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence not considered
  • state residency not considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Average secondary school GPA: 3.38
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 97%
Percent of freshmen who submitted class rank: 81%
Average SAT I: 550 verbal, 550 math
Combined SAT I middle 50% range: 950 - 1260
Average ACT: 22 English, 23 math
Combined ACT middle 50% range: 19 - 27
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT I scores: 12%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 80%

Number of completed applications received: 866
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 690
School has a waiting list policy: no
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 40%
Admission may be deferred: yes

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