South Dakota is an above-average public university located in Vermillion, South Dakota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,943 undergraduate students. The South Dakota acceptance rate is 88%. Popular majors include Nursing, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Elementary Education. Graduating 55% of students, South Dakota alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,400.
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Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses
Most Popular Majors
Health Service Preparatory Studies107 Graduates
Elementary Education80 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies75 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies68 Graduates
Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine46 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.68 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.83 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
University of South Dakota Reviews
I've attended the University of South Dakota for 2 years now and I absolutely love it here. USD professors and advisors genuinely want students to do well and will go above and beyond to support you in doing so. Very understanding, professors engage students and are always available to help. I can't recall ever having a bad or even lacklustre professor, all of them (even SI instructors, TAs, and grad school professors) have been incredible. Highly recommend!
Taking psychology at the University of South Dokota a very educational, and sociable experience. All at the same time it was only very easy to focus, and socialize becuse there wasn't anything else to do. Sioux Falls is the closest town of only 300,000 people, and its the biggest in South Dokota!
The University of South Dakota is an institution dedicated to learning. I love how on campus, one can feel the energy and excitement of a place dedicated to staying current and cutting-edge. However, I believe the school could work on expanding its meal plan options (especially for vegans). But overall, USD is a great institution, and I believe I am receiving a quality education. Go Yotes!