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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
620
25th
500
75th
625
25th
500
75th
25
25th
18
75th
26
25th
19
75th
25
25th
20
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,085
Declined 307
Total Received 3,392
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Public

9,126

undergraduate students

3,150

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 12,276
Established in 1862
Coeducational Coeducational

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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 Setting: Small town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
9%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
620
25th
500
75th
625
25th
500
75th
25
25th
18
75th
26
25th
19
75th
25
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $20
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,085
Declined 307
Total Received 3,392

Admissions Factors

Required

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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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Financial Aid

60%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$5,495

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,697
Room $4,280
Board $4,130
Additional fees $1,635
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $18,942
Average Financial Aid - $5,495
Total with Avg. Aid $13,447

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $8,230,609
State $31,515
Institutional
Other external
Total $8,262,124

Non-need-based

Federal $313,103
State $1,298,500
Institutional $5,123,949
Other external $2,505,358
Total $9,240,910

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Other sports yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, fencing, lacrosse, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

fencing, rugby, ultimate Frisbee

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
American Indian/Native American Studies. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business Statistics. yes
Chemical Technology/Technician. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes
Chemistry, Other. yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Clinical/Medical Social Work. yes yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes yes
Community Health and Preventive Medicine. yes
Computational Mathematics. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes
Counseling Psychology. yes yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist. yes
Drama and Dance Teacher Education. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes yes
Economics, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational Psychology. yes yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes
Finance, General. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
General Studies. yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes yes
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Management Science. yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes yes
Materials Chemistry. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Medical Science/Scientist. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies. yes yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Health, General. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Science Teacher Education. yes
Social Work. yes
Sociology, General. yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes
Speech Teacher Education. yes yes
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling. yes yes
Sustainability Studies. yes yes

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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

12,276

total students

64%

in-state

36%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

74%

9,126
students

Female
63%
5,788

Male
37%
3,338

26%

3,150
students

Female
61%
1,920

Male
39%
1,230

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

56%

5,090
students

Female
63%
3,191

Male
37%
1,899

44%

4,036
students

Female
64%
2,597

Male
36%
1,439

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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