ic S/general/checkmark circled Thanks for subscribing! Be on the lookout for our next newsletter.
ic S/general/checkmark circled Saved to Favorites.
Colleges / Dickinson State University

About Dickinson State University

Dickinson State University is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Dickinson, ND

Founded in 1918, Dickinson State University currently enrolls around 1,441 students a year, including 1,381 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

For each full-time student, Dickinson State University spends about $9,552.

2021 Admissions Facts About Dickinson State University

Acceptance rate: 99%

Average GPA: 3.29

Mean ACT score: 20

Mean SAT score: 1010

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What is Dickinson State University's acceptance rate?

It is minimally difficult to get into Dickinson State University. The acceptance rate at Dickinson State University is 99 percent.

The average high school GPA for a student at Dickinson State University is 3.29 out of 4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1010. The mean ACT scores is 20.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Dickinson State University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 171 students who started at Dickinson State University as first-time freshman, 30 graduate within four years.

Dickinson State University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 36 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $27,934 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Dickinson State University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Dickinson State University a good school for YOU?

Is Dickinson State University on your list?

Click the heart icon to save Dickinson State University to your own personal list of colleges that you're interested in applying to!

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about Dickinson State University in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for colleges and universities that offer what you're looking for in a school.

College Info

291 Campus Drive Dickinson, ND 58601-4896

Campus Setting: Small Town

Dickinson State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Dickinson State University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Dickinson State University is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


Wondering what your chances are of getting into Dickinson State University?

Complete your profile to get your personalized, AI-calculated prediction score.

Calculate Chances

Dickinson State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


18 to 23


18 and Less


Stand out on your college application

  • • Qualify for scholarships
  • • Most students who retest improve their score
Sponsored by ACT
Take the Next ACT Test

ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Dickinson State University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Dickinson State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Dickinson State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1110


Math SAT Range

500 - 590


Reading SAT Range

490 - 560

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1110 and Above


950 to 1110


950 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Dickinson State University students is 1050. Applicants with SAT scores of 1110 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Dickinson State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 950 to 1110 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Dickinson State University.

Dickinson State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Dickinson State University is like? There are approximately 1,350 students enrolled at Dickinson State University, including 1,321 undergraduate students and 29 graduate students. 70% percent of students attend school full-time, 76% percent are from ND and 24% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment


Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
Do You Work at a University?

Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!

Claim Free Account
Scholarship Tips

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
Need Advice or Have a Question About Dickinson State University?

Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.

Join the Conversation