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Dickinson State University

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

CAMPUS LIFE

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.


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.

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!

LOCATION

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.

THE AREA

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.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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.

ACCREDITATION

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

PRIORITY DEADLINES

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.

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.

Dickinson State University

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.

DICKINSON STATE UNIVERSITY

291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601
701.483.2175
800.279.HAWK
www.dickinsonstate.edu
dsu.hawk@dickinsonstate.edu

ADMISSIONS

Heidi Kippenhan
701-483-2566
heidi.kippenhan@dickinsonstate.edu

FINANCIAL AID

Christopher Meek
701.483.2565
christopher.meek@dickinsonstate.edu

STUDENT SERVICES

Jennifer Withers
701-483-2029
jennifer.withers@dickinsonstate.edu

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