Tuition & Fees

$8,772

$12,020

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1
18

teacher

students

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,179
Declined + 428
Total Received 3,607
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Public

7,500

undergraduate students

2,538

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
24%
400-499
40%
300-399
14%
200-299
2%
700-800
6%
600-699
16%
500-599
32%
400-499
29%
300-399
15%
200-299
2%
30-36
6%
24-29
20%
18-23
41%
12-17
19%
6-11
2%
Below 6
12%
30-36
2%
24-29
30%
18-23
37%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
Below 6
12%
30-36
4%
24-29
27%
18-23
47%
12-17
10%
6-11
1%
Below 6
11%
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School Facts

University of South Dakota, founded in 1862, is a public, comprehensive institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Fine Arts, and the Schools of Business, Education, and Health Sciences. Its 216-acre campus is located in Vermillion, 40 miles northwest of Sioux City, Iowa.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 10,038
Established in 1862
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Vermillion, SD

275-acre campus in Vermillion (population: 10,844), 41 miles from Sioux City, IA; branch campuses in Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Watertown, and Yankton. Air and bus serve Sioux City; larger airport and train serve Omaha (145 miles).

University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
27%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
86%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
8 fraternities 11% of male students
 
8 sororities 10% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
1%
Top 1/4
5%
Top 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/4
50%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
24%
400-499
40%
300-399
14%
200-299
2%
700-800
6%
600-699
16%
500-599
32%
400-499
29%
300-399
15%
200-299
2%
30-36
6%
24-29
20%
18-23
41%
12-17
19%
6-11
2%
Below 6
12%
30-36
2%
24-29
30%
18-23
37%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
Below 6
12%
30-36
4%
24-29
27%
18-23
47%
12-17
10%
6-11
1%
Below 6
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,179
Declined + 428
Total Received 3,607

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Mark Petty
Dean of Enrollment
P: 877 269-6837
F: 605 677-6323
admissions@usd.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,772
Room $4,114
Board $3,558
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $17,644

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Coyotes
School colors
red and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administrative Studies
Alcohol/Drug Abuse
American Indian Studies
Anthropology
Art
Audiology
Basic Biomedical Sciences
Biological Sciences
Biology
Biology Education
Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Chemistry
Chemistry/Business
Communication Disorders
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Contemporary Media/Journalism
Counseling/Psychology in Education
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Dental Hygiene
Earth Sciences
Economics
Education/Spanish Language
Educational Administration
Elementary Education
English
English/Education
Finance
French
General Studies
German
Health Sciences
Health Services Administration
Health/Physical Education/Recreation
History
History Education
History of Musical Instruments
Human Resources Management
International Studies
Law
Liberal Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Medical Biology
Medical Technology
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Studies
Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Accounting
Recreation
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech-Language Pathology
Sustainability
Technology for Education/Training
Theatre
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Undergraduate

75%

7,500
students

Female
62%
4,650

Male
38%
2,850

Graduate

25%

2,538
students

Female
58%
1,461

Male
42%
1,077

undergraduateFull-time

65%

4,943
students

Female
60%
2,957

Male
40%
1,986

undergraduatePart-time

35%

2,557
students

Female
67%
1,693

Male
33%
864

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

73%

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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