FALL 2016 ENROLLMENT 1,386
TYPES OF DEGREES Bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs
NUMBER OF PROGRAMS/DEGREES 49
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE 18
STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO 10 to 1
Dickinson State University is a campus community where you will be supported and challenged, where you can explore new ideas and find your passion. You will engage in high quality learning experiences which prepare you for success. More than 1300 students are enrolled at DSU representing 36 states and territories across the United States and more than 17 countries.
Experience for yourself the difference of a small campus community. Visit www.dickinsonstate.edu/visit to register for a Campus Visit Day or to take a virtual tour!
You will interact directly with your professors and have opportunities for learning both in and out of the classroom. Work alongside faculty and conduct original research, participate in field trips and service learning projects, present at local, regional and national conferences, or engage in an internship to explore your field of interest. Wherever your interest is, the faculty and staff at Dickinson State will encourage and support your efforts.
Dickinson State University is conveniently located along Interstate 94 and is only 100 miles west of the state capital of Bismarck. Larger cities such as Fargo, ND; Billings, MT; and Rapid City, SD, are all within a half-day’s drive by car.
We know that learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. That’s why we provide you with plenty of academic, cultural, and social events to enhance your education and allow you to connect and learn from your fellow students.
Surrounded by endless prairie and only 30 miles from the historical Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the city of Dickinson is a vibrant landmark on the Western Frontier. Try hiking or biking on the Maah Daah Hey Trail or explore nature while cross-country skiing one of the many trails in Dickinson. Go fishing, boating or lounge on the beach at Lake Patterson or drive the Enchanted Highway to see larger-than-life metal sculptures. You can even watch outdoor movies on the largest video screen in the Dakotas at the Biesiot Activities Center.
Dickinson’s population has doubled to 30,000 in the last five years providing endless possibilities to students for internships, service and job opportunities. Citing such amenities as its commercial municipal airport, a state-of-the-art recreational center that boasts 132,000 square feet of fun from rock walls to an indoor/outdoor waterpark and three area golf courses, Livability.com ranked Dickinson as the Number One Best Small Town in 2013.
High school graduates with a GPA of 2.0/4 or higher or who have completed a GED may apply. An ACT composite score of 18 or higher or a SAT score of 870 or higher in combined critical reading and math is required for admission. Completion of high school college preparatory course core curriculum (CORE) is also required for admission into a baccalaureate program.
Dickinson State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an independent corporation that accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region. DSU also holds many additional department specific accreditation.
2016-17 ACADEMIC YEAR COSTS*
|TUITION & FEES $6,348*|
|ROOM & BOARD $6,221**|
* North Dakota full-time resident rates. ** Includes a shared room and a 5 day (Mon – Fri) meal plan with $50 flex.
Dickinson State University offers a wide array of scholarship options for prospective and current students to prepare you for a career in your field of study. Find out more at www.dickinsonstate.edu/scholarships.
|ADMISSION Fall Semester: August 1, Spring Semester: December 15|
|SCHOLARSHIPS January 31|
|FINANCIAL AID, FAFSA, HOUSING April 15|
DSU COURSE OFFERINGS
Every good opportunity starts with a plan. With nearly 50 academic programs in 10 departments, you are sure to find one that fits your educational goals. Our programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and are offered on campus in Dickinson, online, and at our Bismarck and Williston locations. Our student to faculty ratio is 10:1 ensuring your instructors know you and you know your instructors. To view a complete list of departments, programs, and certificates, please visit www.dickinsonstate.edu.
DSU offers students a selection of 50 different organizations and activities.
WHY CHOOSE DSU?
Are you interested in music, art, theater, politics, or athletics? As a student at DSU, you will have the opportunity to participate in over 35 student clubs and organizations or compete as a member of our championship-winning athletic programs. DSU also offers 40 bachelor degrees; four associate degrees, two certificates, and three certificates of completion in 10 academic departments. At Dickinson State University, the opportunities are endless.
Safe and Affordable
Along with being recognized by AffordableColleges.com as the seventh most affordable public university for out-of-state students in the nation, Dickinson State University was ranked fourth in regional public colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Colleges list. Dickinson State was also recognized as the safest public institution of higher education in the state of North Dakota by backgroundchecks.org.
In 2012, nine spring DSU business graduates scored in the top 10% the Educational Testing Service Major Field Tests, a nationwide business exam.
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