Chances of getting into Dickinson State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Dickinson State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

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 Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Dickinson State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Dickinson State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th 500
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A

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DSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Dickinson State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Dickinson State University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Dickinson State University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

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.

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Admission Statistics

Dickinson State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 293 237 530
Accepted 198 154 352
Acceptance Rate 68% 65% 66%
Enrolled 97 84 181
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 49% 55% 51%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Dickinson State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Dickinson State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Dickinson State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 75% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.