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University of South Dakota
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  • 4 Year
  • VERMILLION, SD

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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South Dakota is an above-average public university located in Vermillion, South Dakota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,502 undergraduate students. The South Dakota acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Nursing, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Communications. Graduating 60% of students, South Dakota alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,200.

About

414 E CLARK ST
VERMILLION, SD 57069
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference

University of South Dakota Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

USD Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1050-1290
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$18,974 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,196 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 55 responses
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 71 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 70 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
2
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    28%
  • On Campus
    42%
  • Online
    30%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,502 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,485
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 52 responses
  • Friendly
    75%
  • Outgoing
    10%
  • Preppy
    6%
  • Naive
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%
  • Tool
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 90 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 104 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
  • Pretty good with friendly people/professors
    27%
  • Actually pretty great!
    22%
  • Just an average college.
    18%
  • It is a good school for the price you pay.
    16%
  • Home away from home
    9%
  • Absolutely Fantastic
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 29 responses

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