If you are considering submitting an applicationto Dakota State University, the application fee is $20. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
Dakota State University does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Dakota State University is amoderately difficult school to get into. Dakota State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Dakota State University accepted 83% of all applicants., around 589 of the 706 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Dakota State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Not Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Dakota State University must submit the following items. Double check with Dakota State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||2.6|
|Other Requirements||GPA of 2.6, rank in top 60% of high school class, or minimum ACT score of 18 or SAT score of 870 (combined math and critical reading)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Dakota State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Out of all students that were admitted, 84.97% submitted a class rank. At Dakota State University 10.06% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 29.57% were in the top 25% and 60.37% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Dakota State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||21%|
|3.50 and 3.74||17%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12%|
|2.50 and 2.9||15%|
|2.00 and 2.49||10%|
|Dakota State University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Dakota State University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 11% of Dakota State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 89% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Dakota State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1010 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Dakota State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 1010, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Dakota State University student is 1103.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Dakota State University students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Dakota State University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.
Want to increase your SAT Score?
Preparing for the SAT can help raise your score, but it doesn't have to take up a lot of time.
Learn how to increase your SAT score 200 points or more in just 10 minutes a day.
To be most competitive at Dakota State University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 26 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Dakota State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Dakota State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.
For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Dakota State University.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Dakota State University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Dakota State University?
Students who are admitted to Dakota State University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Dakota State University accept transfer credits?
Dakota State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Dakota State University accepts:
DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does Dakota State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Dakota State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Dakota State University?
No, Dakota State University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
How hard is it to get into Dakota State University? Dakota State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Dakota State University acceptance rate is 83%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.
Complete your profile to get your personalized, AI-calculated prediction score.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Dakota State University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Dakota State University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Dakota State University is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Dakota State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1200 and Above
1010 to 1200
1010 and Less
The median SAT score for Dakota State University students is 1103. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Dakota State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1010 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1010 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Dakota State University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Dakota State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.33. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.
Tuition and Fees
Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!Claim Free Account
Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!Find Scholarships
Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.Join the Conversation