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That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Bailee Matucha

Bailee Matucha

Bailee Matucha

Admissions Specialist




Recruiting Territory: Central SD, North Dakota, Nebraska

Hometown: Burke, SD- Burke High School

College: Dakota State University - 2019

Major: General Studies

Minor: Sociology

Why did you choose DSU? I chose DSU because of the size. I come from a small town and I knew I didn’t want to go to a big university. Here at DSU they will know you by name and not just a number. As a student, I loved the one-on-one time that I needed with a professor to get the education that I needed.

Favorite DSU experience? My favorite experience at DSU was being a Go! Leader. Helping move freshman and transfers in I met some of my best friends. It is awesome to connect with the new students that will help shape DSU.

Five Interesting Things About Me:

  • I grew up on a family farm in Burke, SD, but I am afraid of chickens.
  • I was in 4-H for 9 years, shown cattle for all those years and now an active volunteer.
  • I am the oldest of 5, 3 sisters and 1 brother.
  • My favorite colors are purple and blue.
  • When it comes to eating any kind of candy I don’t like to eat the yellow ones.


Office Location: Heston Hall
Phone: 605-256-5109