Dakota State University (DSU)

Madison, SD

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Dakota State University

Dakota State University

Dakota State University Student Essentials

Dakota State University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Trojans
Website: www.dsu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $7,212
Out-of-State Tuition: $9,077
Retention Rate: 60%
Enrollment: 5,022
Year Established: 1881

About DSU

If you’re looking to earn a degree at a high-quality, technologically advanced university, look no further than Dakota State University. Dakota State University (DSU) offers students the choice of several associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs, as well as certificate and pre-professional programs. Programs include such areas as Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Systems, and Education.

In addition to traditional campus learning, DSU also offers distance learning in the form of online, videoconferencing, or face-to-face classes at remote locations.

Dakota State University is a technologically advanced school, offering each student a state-of-the-art tablet PC and hands-on experience with various equipment and software. Students at DSU graduate with a high level of understanding of and confidence in technology, assisting them in transitioning to the modern business world.

The student life department offers several clubs and organizations for students to consider joining. These are a great way to make lifelong friends while exploring new opportunities and developing or enhancing communication and social skills. There are residence halls located on campus as well as apartments located a few blocks off campus for students.

In addition to asking students to complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility for federal financial aid, Dakota State University also offers eligible students various scholarships.

DSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 25 Reviews

52% of students gave Dakota State University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

I love the small town atmosphere of the school. The professors get to know you on a personal level and I have been lucky enough to participate in volleyball. Many people complain, but this is the perfect place for me!


Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

Overall Rating

I just started College at DSU, but so far I really like the small campus atmosphere. I believe it provides students, like myself, to really get to know one another and also the facility. So far my most memorable experience is the water in Madison becoming contaminated by some roof collapsing somewhere in town, and not being able to use any water for two days! It was interesting going to class and seeing everybody with hats on of some sort, to cover up the unwashed hair!


DSU Map & Location

Dakota State University
820 N Washington Ave
Madison, SD 57042


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Getting Around DSU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Madison, SD

Winter
Dec
27
9
Jan
24
4
Feb
30
10
Spring
Mar
41
22
Apr
57
34
May
69
45
Summer
Jun
78
55
Jul
84
60
Aug
81
58
Fall
Sep
73
48
Oct
59
35
Nov
42
22

DSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 4,412
Freshman Class 666
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 5,022

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 90%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 2%
African American 2%
Caucasian 90%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%
Full-Time 43%
Part-Time 57%
Women 32%
Men 68%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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