University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

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Tuition & Fees

$9,332

$12,807

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
22%
500-599
50%
400-499
24%
700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
47%
400-499
27%
300-399
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
33%
18-23
48%
12-17
12%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,830
Declined 604
Total Received 4,434
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Public

7,475

undergraduate students

2,445

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 9,920
Established in 1862
Coeducational Coeducational

275-acre campus in Vermillion (population: 10,772), 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).

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Sioux Falls Regional Airport

University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion
57069

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
32%
Top 1/2
67%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
22%
500-599
50%
400-499
24%
700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
47%
400-499
27%
300-399
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
33%
18-23
48%
12-17
12%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $20
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.38

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,830
Declined 604
Total Received 4,434

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

application essay
recommendation(s)

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,697
Room & board $8,410
Additional fees $1,635
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $2,953
Total $21,895

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Triathlon
Volleyball
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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Indian/Native American Studies
Anthropology
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemical Technology/Technician
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Curriculum and Instruction
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
History, General
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Organizational Leadership
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Physician Assistant
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rhetoric and Composition
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech Teacher Education
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Sustainability Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

9,920

total students

64%

in-state

36%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

7,475
students

Female
63%
4,722

Male
37%
2,753

25%

2,445
students

Female
59%
1,432

Male
41%
1,013

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

65%

4,899
students

Female
63%
3,085

Male
37%
1,814

35%

2,576
students

Female
64%
1,637

Male
36%
939

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 78%
Student 4 year graduation rate 42%
Student 5 year graduation rate 15%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
83%
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

435

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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Counseling services

  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

Not Reported

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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