Dickinson State University


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: North Dakota


Welcome to Dickinson State, a progressive university striving to be a premier university in the Upper Great Plains. With its emphasis on educating a diverse and international population through innovative teaching, learning and scholarship, DSU fosters responsible citizens who make a positive impact on the world. Dickinson State is located on the edge of the North Dakota Badlands, which provides a picturesque backdrop to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and historical Medora, North Dakota. Dickinson is a growing community of approximately 17,000 people. This growing community provides a safe environment with activities for the entire family.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2730
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Undergraduate Students: 2730
Faculty: 94

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 29:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 29:1

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Contact Information

291 Campus Drive
Dickinson North Dakota 58601

Website: http://www.dickinsonstate.com

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Main Phone: 701-483-2507

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Admissions Contact:
Norman Coley
Director, Enrollment Services

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Applying to Transfer

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
The minimum GPA requirement for transfer admission consideration is 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is D.

Credits (Min/Max):
You must complete 16 credits in residence at DSU to earn an associate degree, 32 credits to earn a bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have completed fewer than 24 semester credits (35 quarter hours) of college work submit official ACT/SAT scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
DSU does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
DSU does not require an essay or personal statement.

Application Fee:
There is a $35 non-refundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
Please keep in mind the nursing program has enrollment and special admissions requirements. Be sure to apply early for this program. All students under the age of 21 with fewer than 60 credits are required to live on campus (some exceptions are allowed).

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