|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into Dakota State and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in South Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 757 out of 978 applicants were admitted making Dakota State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. Dakota State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 56% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Dakota State University is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||505|
|SAT Composite 25th||1005|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1270|
|Average SAT Score||1140|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Dakota State University?
Dakota State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1005 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1140 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in South Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 9 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1270 and Above||Good||>85%|
|1137 to 1270||Avg +||77%-85%|
|1005 to 1137||Avg -||66%-77%|
|873 to 1005||Reach||54%-66%|
|Less than 873||Low||<54%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Dakota State?
Admission data indicates that Dakota State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #3 in South Dakota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Dakota State University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>85%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||77%-85%|
|19 to 22||Avg -||66%-77%|
|16 to 19||Reach||54%-66%|
|Less than 16||Low||<54%|
What GPA do you need to get into Dakota State University?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Dakota State. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Dakota State University was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in South Dakota for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.1 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Dakota State accepts 77% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||12%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||16%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||19%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||21%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||11%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||5%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
56% of Dakota State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||6%|
|Top 25% of class||22%|
|Top 50% of class||56%|
|Bottom 50% of class||44%|
|Bottom 25% of class||17%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||43%||63%||56%|
Applicants have 179 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to Dakota State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|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=219082 IPEDS survey data for Dakota State University.
9% of students submit their SAT scores to Dakota State. 90% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
77% of those who apply are granted admission to Dakota State. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1005 and 1270. 9% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 90% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.