If you are planning on applying to Dakota State University, the fee for the application costs $20.
Here is an overiew of some of Dakota State University's admissions stats.
|Dakota State University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||10.06%|
|Mean SAT Score||1103|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||11%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||89%|
These are the application deadlines for Dakota State University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Dakota State University does not offer early decision or early action.
Dakota State University is a moderately 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.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Dakota State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
What does Dakota State University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
Make sure to check with Dakota State University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Dakota State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Dakota State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|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(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.6|
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%.
At Dakota State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|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%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Dakota State University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Dakota State University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Dakota State University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 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 aim 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.
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.
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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?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Dakota State University.
Does Dakota State University accept transfer credits?
✅ Dakota State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Dakota State University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Dakota State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Dakota State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and 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 should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Dakota State University's acceptance rate?
✅ Dakota State University's acceptance rate is 83%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Dakota State University?
❌ Dakota State University does not offer early decision.
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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.
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
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.
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