Dakota State University was established in 1881 as a school for teacher education. DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota. Dakota State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission(HLC) which assures and advances the quality of higher learning. DSU offers programs in various fields such as Information Science, Network, Database, and System Administration, and Business.
The university opens applications for Summer, Fall, and Spring sessions. With an enrollment of 3,268, Dakota State University students provide traditional college experience in a safe and supportive learning community. The student to faculty ratio of DSU is 18:1, which provides the best teaching experience to their students.
|Type of institution||Public|
|Location||Madison, South Dakota|
|The student to faculty ratio||18:1|
|Programs offered||Bachelor's, Associate, Doctor's and Master's degree|
|Financial aid||Scholarship, Grants, and loans|
Dakota State University offers more than 80 Programs and degrees. Dakota State University offers a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, associate degree and certificates Programs in their four colleges.
The university offers education in a Master of Science in Educational Technology, Mathematics, Physical Education, Biology and computer education.
Dakota State University is located in Madison, South Dakota. Dakota State University is spread across 70 acres. The university has several academic teams and Student Clubs. The 35 student clubs at the university are ideal for all types of students who are interested in gaming, sports, dance, theatre, and music. The campus of Dakota State University is largely consisting of Residence halls, administration building, classrooms, a management building, and an open lawn area. The oldest building on campus was built in 1886 known as Beadle Hall.
DSU has six residence halls, two apartment-style housing complexes, and the Girton House. Every residence hall and apartment complex is unique. Some of the Residence halls are:-
All the housing facilities are provided with all kinds of amenities that are required for comfortable living such as laundry facilities, kitchen, Television and Wifi.
Students need to meet certain requirements as an international undergraduate student for admission at Dakota State University.
How to Apply: Students can apply via the University’s Application Portal.
Application fee: A non-refundable fee of 20 USD for undergraduate programs and 35 USD for graduate programs is to be paid along with the application.
International students need to submit proof of English Proficiency. The scores of IELTS and TOEFL are accepted as proof for English Proficiency. The minimum required scores to be eligible to seek admissions into the university are mentioned below:
The undergraduate tuition and fees 2019-2020:
|Expense||Cost (in USD)|
|Undergraduate Tuition and fees||5,907 USD|
|Graduate Tuition and Fee||657 USD per credit hour|
|Wireless computing fee( if applicable)||397 USD|
|Housing and food service||3,517 USD|
|Total cost per year||19,640 USD|
International students while estimating the budget to study in the USA must include the Book Fees as well.
Dakota State University believes that students who demonstrate academic excellence should be recognized for their hard work. The university offers international students scholarships to afford their studies in the USA. There are numerous general Scholarships available for students that can be accessed by applying for them. Apart from this DSU also offers Scholarships based on academic performance that doesn't need application.
Apart from this, there are numerous foundations that offer scholarships to students of Dakota State University.
Dakota State University helps students find job opportunities that fit their skills and interests. Students who have F1 Visa can work on campus up to 20 hours per week. For graduate students, DSU offers assistantship where students can work up to 20 hours per week. Students with a GPA of 3.25 average will be awarded an assistantship.
Since the campus is located in rural areas Off-campus job opportunities are less.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$11,462 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Exams||Avg. Score||Min. Score||Max. Score||% Submitted|
|IELTSCheck Detailed Score||-||6||-||-|
|SATCheck Detailed Score||1095||950||1240||6%|
|Evidence-Based Reading and Writing||555||490||620||-|
|ACTCheck Detailed Score||23||19||26||93%|
|Dakota State University Enrollment||4826|
|Average Graduation Rate||32.7%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$11,462 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$10,773 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,200 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$6,720 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$4,340 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$6,870 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$5,155 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$4,294 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$4,410 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary