Dickinson State University

291 Campus Dr, Dickinson, United States
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Overview of Dickinson State University

About this school

Dickinson State, founded in 1918, is a public university. Its 76-acre campus is located in the town of Dickinson, 100 miles from Bismarck.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,425
    • Men:557 (39.1%)
    • Women:868 (60.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Dickinson State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
291 Campus Drive
City, State, Zip
Dickinson, ND  58601-4896
Phone
(701) 483-2175
Fax
(701) 483-2006
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 15
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
Not reported
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Medical history, proof of measles-rubella shot recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
99% of 388 applicants were admitted
Women
99% of 180 applicants were admitted
Men
99% of 208 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
320 (83%) of 384 admitted students enrolled
Women
Not reported
Men
137 (67%) of 205 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.28
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
476 average |433-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
470 average |440-505 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |18-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
18%
• Score 18 - 23
70%
• Score 12 - 17
12%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,765|Out-of-state: $9,544
  • Room & Board: - $6,898 (59.25098780278303%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (10.307507301151006%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,544 (30.441504896065968%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Dickinson State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002989
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
160 (80.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
105 (65.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
98 (93.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
40 (40.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
46%
Average Award
$10,046
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 92 (93.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,959
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 74 (75.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,909
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 10 (10.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
7 (3.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,857

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
645 (72.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
445 (69.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
434 (97.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
160 (36.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$10,663
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 390 (89.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,358
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 351 (80.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,693
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 22 (5.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
28 (3.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,227

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
58%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$25,936
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
1.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Rodeo
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,153

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


96

Part-Time Faculty


73

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


22%

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
204,916

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
250
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Dickinson State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


63.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


14.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


29.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


31.6%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (40)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Interdisciplinary studies, Agriculture

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


20,826

Nearest Metropolitan Area


132 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
-1.7 average low in January, 77.1 average high in September
Rain
94 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
100 mile(s) from campus in Bismarck
Nearest Bus Station
Dickinson
Nearest Train Station
140 mile(s) from campus in Williston

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


21% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


79%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Dickinson State University offers choral groups, drama theatre, national fraternities, rodeo club, blue hawk brigade, chorale, business club, navigators

Sororities


Fraternities


9% of men participate

ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


922

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,425
Women
868
Men
557

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.8% Asian
  • 4.3% Black/African-American
  • 5.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 81.1% White
  • 3.9% Unknown

International Students


4.6% from 30 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources