About Dickinson State University

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Dickinson State University cost?

Dickinson State University Cost of Attendance
In-state $6,348
Out-of-state $8,918
On-Campus Room and Board $6,459
Off-Campus Room and Board $6,480
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $8,858
$30,000-$48,000 $8,858
$48,000-$75,000 $11,317
$75,000-$110,000 $11,948
Over $110,000 $12,989

Dickinson State University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 84% $4,500
Federal Grants 27% $3,921
Pell grants 26% $3,802
Other federal grants 15% $660
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 30% $1,731
Institutional grants or scholarships 54% $2,339
Student loan aid 58% $6,209
Federal student loans 55% $6,318
Other student loans 12% $6,281

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do an extracurricular activity 246 Up to $1,120
Take a challenging class 274 Up to $3,000
Have work experience 118 Up to $6,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 187 Up to $750
Do community service 248 Up to $75
Visit a college campus 253 Up to $6,000
Attend a summer program 117 Up to $4,500
Play a sport 132 Up to $600

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Dickinson State University Admissions

What is Dickinson State University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 92%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 8% of applicants
SAT Reading 400-580
SAT Math 450-620
SAT Writing 380-475
ACT Submissions 83% of applicants
Composite Score 18-31

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Dickinson State University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 1310
Living on campus 3%
Transfer Students 65%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Dickinson State University Graduation Success


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About Dickinson State University

Dickinson State University is a regional four-year institution within the North Dakota University System, whose primary role is to contribute to intellectual, social, economic, and cultural development, especially to Southwestern North Dakota. The University's mission is to provide high-quality, accessible programs; to promote excellence in teaching and learning; to support scholarly and creative activities; and to provide service relevant to the economy, health, and quality of life for the citizens of the State of North Dakota.


291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Baccalaureate Colleges
Setting Remote Town
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify