7,648
Students
Financial aid thermometer
8,631
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
86
86%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

University of South Dakota is a University institution located in Vermillion, SD, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD  57069-2390
United States
Contact Mr. Travis Vlasman
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@usd.edu
Phone: 605-658-6200
Fax: 605-677-6323

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
American Indian/Native American Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Biomedical Sciences Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
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Entrepreneurship Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Management Sciences And Quantitative Methods Related Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Organizational Leadership Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Counselor Education/school Counseling And Guidance Checkmark
Curriculum And Instruction Checkmark
Drama And Dance Teacher Education Checkmark
Education Checkmark
Elementary Education Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Foreign Language Teacher Education Checkmark
French Language Teacher Education Checkmark
German Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Health Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
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Special Education Checkmark
Speech Teacher Education Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
Dental Hygiene Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences Checkmark
Hospital And Health-care Facilities Administration Checkmark
Physician Assistant Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark Checkmark
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/global Studies Checkmark
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies Related Checkmark
Sustainability Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Parks, Recreation And Leisure Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Science Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Criminal Justice/safety Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music Performance Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,865
Applied
3,359
Accepted
7,648
Enrolled
87%
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Female Admissions

2,395
Females Applied
2,116
Females Accepted
88%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,470
Males Applied
1,243
Males Accepted
85%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

20
Application Fee
3.34
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 547 510 590
SAT Math 563 500 630
ACT Composite 23 20 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,451
In-state
10,815
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,610
Full-time student fees
8,216
Room & board
4,188
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

8,631
Avg. Financial Aid Package
8,620
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,744
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,434
Avg. Loan Aid
2,202
Avg. Grant Aid
4,482
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
57%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
15%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

7,648
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
35%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.6%
Black or African American 2.88%
White or Caucasian 83.92%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.84%
Asian 1.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.05%
Two or more races 3.23%
Other 0.97%

Gender

Male (37.72%)
Female (62.28%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 29%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Dakota Days, Strollers and Rockfest

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities Checkmark
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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Dakotathon, International Club, SERVE and Campus Activities Board

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon No No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon No No Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No Division 1 Checkmark

Faculty

594
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 432
Part-time - 162
Male - 289
Female - 305