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Chances of getting into Dickinson State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
99.7%
Admission Difficulty for Dickinson State University
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Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into DSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 100% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in North Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 375 out of 376 applicants were admitted making Dickinson State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming 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, 54% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Dickinson State University is a prized outcome for many students.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Dickinson State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
4%
SAT Scores for Dickinson State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Dickinson State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1070

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Dickinson State University?

Dickinson State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in North Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 4 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Dickinson State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >99%
1070 to 1150 Avg + 99%-99%
990 to 1070 Avg - 99%-99%
910 to 990 Reach 99%-99%
Less than 910 Low <99%
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DSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
75%
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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Dickinson State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >99%
20 to 23 Avg + 99%-99%
18 to 20 Avg - 99%-99%
16 to 18 Reach 99%-99%
Less than 16 Low <99%
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DSU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.17*
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Dickinson State University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into DSU. 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 grades are above the average 3.17 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as DSU accepts 100% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.17 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Dickinson State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 217 159 376
Accepted 217 158 375
Acceptance Rate 100% 99% 100%
Enrolled 119 83 202
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 55% 53% 54%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Dickinson State University is $35.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Dickinson State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Dickinson State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
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 https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200059 IPEDS survey data for Dickinson State University.

FAQs

Does Dickinson State University prefer SAT or ACT?

4% of students submit their SAT scores to DSU. 75% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Dickinson State University?

100% of those who apply are granted admission to DSU. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Dickinson State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1150. 4% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Dickinson State University?

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.