DSU Admission RequirementsDickinson, North Dakota
Chances of getting into Dickinson State University
|Admission Standards||Very Easy|
How hard is it to get into DSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in North Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 352 out of 530 applicants were admitted making DSU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Dickinson State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 51% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Dickinson State University is a prized outcome for many students.
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DSU SAT Scores
SAT RangeNot Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT4%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||N/A|
|SAT Math 25th||450|
|SAT Composite 25th||N/A|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||N/A|
|SAT Math 75th||500|
|SAT Composite 75th||N/A|
|Average SAT Score||N/A|
DSU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT75%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||22|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||23|
|Average ACT Score||20|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into DSU?
Admission data indicates that DSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in North Dakota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 75 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dickinson State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|23 and Above||Good||>79%|
|20 to 23||Avg +||66%-79%|
|18 to 20||Avg -||56%-66%|
|16 to 18||Reach||45%-56%|
|Less than 16||Low||<45%|
Avg. High School GPA3.17*
Typical High School GradesB
You will need about average high school grades to get into Dickinson State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Dickinson State University was 3.17 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in North Dakota for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as DSU accepts 66% of students who apply.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||49%||55%||51%|
What are the requirements for admission to Dickinson State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200059 IPEDS survey data for Dickinson State University.
Frequently Asked Questions
4% of students submit their SAT scores to DSU. 75% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
66% of those who apply are granted admission to DSU. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.