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Dickinson State University

Dickinson, ND 2-Year Grad Public
Acceptance Rate72%

Dickinson State University Admissions

It is not difficult to get into Dickinson State University. The university admitted 72% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 729 applications received in 2023, 525 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Dickinson State University, the application fee costs $35.

Dickinson State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Dickinson State University's admissions stats.

Dickinson State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 10.1%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Dickinson State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Dickinson State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Dickinson State University?

Dickinson State University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Dickinson State University Admissions

How To Get Into Dickinson State University

Getting into Dickinson State University is not difficult. Dickinson State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Dickinson State University accepted 72% of students, around 525 from 729 applicants.

Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Dickinson State University, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT. Admissions to nursing program is program moderately difficult.

Transferring to Dickinson State University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Dickinson State University

Dickinson State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Dickinson State University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Dickinson State University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Dickinson State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Dickinson State University for more information on admission factors.

Dickinson State University Application Requirements

To apply to Dickinson State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Dickinson State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements medical history, proof of measles-rubella shot
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Dickinson State University?

Students admitted to Dickinson State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 40.91% submitted a class rank. At Dickinson State University 10.1% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 28.79% were in the top 25% and 59.09% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Dickinson State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 4.29%
3.75 and 3.99 20.6%
3.50 and 3.74 18.03%
3.25 and 3.49 13.73%
3.00 and 3.24 16.31%
2.50 and 2.9 17.6%
2.00 and 2.49 6.44%

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 Dickinson State University directly.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

Dickinson State University does not have 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.

More Information on Transferring to Dickinson State University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Dickinson State University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Dickinson State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Dickinson State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Dickinson State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Dickinson State University.

Does Dickinson State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Dickinson State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Dickinson State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Dickinson State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Dickinson State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Dickinson State University?

✅ Dickinson State University is not test optional.

What is Dickinson State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Dickinson State University is 72%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Dickinson State University?

❌ Dickinson State University does not offer early decision.

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Dickinson State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Dickinson State University? Dickinson State University is a less selective institution. The Dickinson State University acceptance rate is 72%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.


Dickinson State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Dickinson State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Dickinson State University is Continuous processing.

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

Dickinson State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Dickinson State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Dickinson State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.28. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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