Tuition & Fees

$9,060

$12,425

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
24%
500-599
57%
400-499
19%
700-800
11%
600-699
24%
500-599
41%
400-499
22%
300-399
2%
30-36
8%
24-29
28%
18-23
45%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
38%
18-23
39%
12-17
20%
30-36
5%
24-29
37%
18-23
48%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,359
Declined + 506
Total Received 3,865
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Public

7,648

undergraduate students

2,613

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Business/commerce
  3. Education
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Codes

SAT 6881
ACT 3928

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 10,261
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
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 12% of male students
 
8 sororities 11% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
69%
Bottom 1/2
31%
Bottom 1/4
10%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
24%
500-599
57%
400-499
19%
700-800
11%
600-699
24%
500-599
41%
400-499
22%
300-399
2%
30-36
8%
24-29
28%
18-23
45%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
38%
18-23
39%
12-17
20%
30-36
5%
24-29
37%
18-23
48%
12-17
10%

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 or ACT Required

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,359
Declined + 506
Total Received 3,865

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

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

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
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

Financial Aid

57%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$8,631

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,060
Room $4,188
Board $3,660
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $18,108
Average Financial Aid - $8,631
Total with Avg. Aid $9,477

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,801,801
State $35,000
Institutional
Other external
Total $7,836,801

Non-need-based

Federal $323,198
State $1,240,857
Institutional $5,298,695
Other external $2,338,443
Total $9,201,193
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 877 269-6837
F: 605 677-5238

Financial Aid Officer

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Fencing, Lacrosse, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

Fencing, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Directors

David Herbster (men's)
Athletics Director
email

Jamie Oyen (women's)
Senior Associate Athletics Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Coyotes
School colors
red and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Addiction Studies
Administration
Anthropology
Art
Art Education
Audiology
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Dental Hygiene
Earth Sciences
Economics
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/Early Childhood
Elementary Education/Special Education
English
Finance
French/Francophone Studies
General Studies
German
Graphic Design
Graphic/Web Design
Health Sciences
Health Services Administration
History
Human Resource Management
Innovation/Entrepreneurship
Integrated Science
International Studies
Kinesiology/Sports Management
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Media/Journalism
Medical Biology
Medical Laboratory Science
Music Education
Music Performance
Musical Arts
Native American Studies
Nursing
Operational Analytics
Painting
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Printmaking
Psychology
Public Administration
Sculpture
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Language Pathology
Sport Marketing/Media
Sustainability
Technical Leadership
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Business/commerce
  3. Education

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Health Professions

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy

10,261

total students

65%

in-state

35%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

7,648
students

Female
62%
4,763

Male
38%
2,885

25%

2,613
students

Female
58%
1,514

Male
42%
1,099

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

64%

4,908
students

Female
61%
2,978

Male
39%
1,930

36%

2,740
students

Female
66%
1,785

Male
34%
955

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
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

80%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

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

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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