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Preparation + opportunity = success

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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Amber Schmidt

Amber Schmidt

Amber Schmidt

Director of Admissions




Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD – Roosevelt High School
College: Dakota State University - 2008
Major: Computer Graphic Design

Why did you choose DSU? I chose DSU because I wanted to be close to home and I was looking for a school where I wouldn’t get lost in the crowd and feel like I was valued. I also couldn’t beat the value/cost of a DSU education anywhere else. 

Favorite DSU experience? My favorite part of my college experience at DSU was the people I met. I have made friends that I will cherish forever, met my husband, 
College was an amazing experience and was some of the best years of my life so far. 

Five Interesting Things About Me:

  • I love being active in sports, and played for our DSU Trojan softball team.
  • I take dressing up for Halloween super serious.
  • Fleetwood Mac is one of my favorite bands to listen to. I love me some good classic rock music.
  • I have a husband, a son, and a large dog named Hank.
  • Thin crust pepperoni, black & green olive pizza is the best pizza on the planet. 


Office Location: Heston Hall
Phone: 605-256-5079