The University of South Dakota

The University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD
location
Public
type
Small
setting
63%
37%
student ratio
7,541
total students
$4,164 | $6,246
in-state | out-of-state tuition
Rolling
fall application deadline
88%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
541
sat math
530
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
23
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Indian/Native American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Curriculum and Instruction
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Foreign Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Rhetoric and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dental Hygiene
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospital and Health-Care Facilities Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physician Assistant
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

88% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,542
    • Accepted3,146
    • Acceptance Rate88%
    • Enrolled7,541
    • Female Applicants2,131
    • Females Accepted1,934
    • Female Acceptance Rate90%
    • Male Applicants1,411
    • Males Accepted1,212
    • Male Acceptance Rate85%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$20
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.37
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 530 400 440
    • SAT Math 541 470 610
    • SAT Writing 410 510
    • ACT Composite 23 20 25
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$4,164
    • Out-of-state tuition *$6,246
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$3,858
    • Room and board *$7,089
    • Room only *$3,785
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred payments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionChildren of Alumni, Employees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students7,541
    • Male Student Percentage37%
    • Female Student Percentage63%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.1%
    • Black or African American2.27%
    • White or Caucasian87%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native1.6%
    • Asian1.33%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.11%
    • Two or more races2.67%
    • Unknown.39%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.53% representing 29 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students33% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 28%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Program Council, Residence Hall Association, Student Ambassadors, Delta Sigma Pi
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Football Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Golf No Division 1 No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes No No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming No Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Volleyball No Division 1 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty595
    • Full-time Percentage76%
    • Part-time Percentage24%
    • Female Percentage51%
    • Male Percentage49%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio17:1 or 6,798 students to 408 faculty

Location & Contact

414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
USA

Mr.Travis Vlasman

Director of Enrollment Services

Phone: 605-677-5434
Fax: 605-677-6753
Email: admiss@usd.edu


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