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About Williston State College

Williston State College is a public, state school in an small town setting in Williston, North Dakota. Williston State College was founded in 1957 and enrolls 1,098 undergrads and no graduate students.

Williston State College offers housing for up to 192 students.

As of 2018, the total market value of Williston State College's endowment was $52232 thousand The institution spends around $3,653 for each full-time student enrolled. For each full-time professor, there are about 30 undergraduates enrolled at Williston State College.

2021 Williston State College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
In-State Tuition $3,676
Out-of-State $3,676

Williston State College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at Williston State College

Williston State College does not offer early decision or early action.

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Williston State College Acceptance Rate 2018

It is not competitive to get into Williston State College. In 2018, Williston State College accepted 82% of applicants. Out of 564 applications received in 2021, 465 students were offered admission.

Williston State College Waitlist 2021

Williston State College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Williston State College?

Williston State College is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Williston State College, applicants must submit the following items.

Williston State College Application Requirements

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Williston State College Average GPA and Test Scores

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Williston State College.

Does Williston State College Require Test Scores?

Williston State College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Dorms at Williston State College

Yes! Williston State College provides on-campus housing for up to 192 students.

Williston State College students are active in the school's Phi Theta Kappa, Student Senate and Teton Activity Board. Week of Welcome, Bowling Nights, and and Hypnotist are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Williston State College.

Financial Aid at Williston State College

Williston State College meets 53% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Williston State College full-time are awarded $8,438 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Williston State College 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 competitive a college 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 at Williston State College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Williston State College, around 57% return for their sophomore year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% 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 $7,902 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 Williston State College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Williston State College a good school for you?

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Where is Williston State College Located?

Williston State College is located in the small town setting of Williston, North Dakota.

If you want to see Williston State College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 2 to Williston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Slouin Field International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Williston State College and Williston are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1410 University Avenue Williston, ND 58801

Campus Setting: Small Town

Williston State College Application Deadline

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Williston State College is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at Williston State College is like? There are approximately 1,098 students enrolled at Williston State College. 56% percent of students attend school full-time, 82% percent are from ND and 18% percent of students are from other states.


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