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University of South Dakota Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

10,151 students

89% admitted

  • 5,710 full time
  • 4,441 part time
  • 2,449 men full time
  • 3,261 women full time
  • 3,287 applied
  • 2,923 admitted
  • 1,252 enrolled

6,103 Undergraduates

$3,897 tuition/year

  • 2,931 Graduates
  • 1,117 Non-Degree
  • $3,897 in state
  • $3,807 fees
  • $6,648 room & board
  • $1,300 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Plains Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Red and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Accepted, from Ohio
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  • after visiting the university of south dakota, it seems like a very nice school, where there will be plenty of opportunities for success. it's a small quiet town, with the…

  • Mar-04-2012 Read More
  • Lindsi from Wayne, NE
  • 0
  • i absolutely love this university! there are somethings that the university could improve on, but overall, they have a goal to educate their students to the best of their abilities.…

  • Mar-06-2012 Read More
  • Karen
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  • The size of the USD student body is great because the classes are small enough to have more one-on-one with the professors. I like the small-town feel of the city…

  • Apr-01-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Jordyn from Sioux Falls, SD
  • Jul-08-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I like the liberal arts feel wrapped in the larger university package. You are more than just a number here.

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  • 5
  • Mena from Sioux Falls, SD
  • May-12-2011 I am a current student here

    It is a small town, but you can always find something to do! Vermillion is a town with a lot of historical importance! It keeps growing and the university is always bettering itself. We just got a new wellness center!

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  • 4
  • Cassandra
  • May-01-2011 I am a current student here

    USD is a fun school. However, there are not a lot of student events. Most of the events on the weekends are house parties or redbox movies. There is a lot of emphasis placed on seniority once you start taking classes in your major. If you have been around longer, there is more admiration for you.

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  • 4
  • Amanda
  • Jan-19-2011 I am a current student here

    Vermillion is known for being a small town that is home to a big university. With the amount of students that are enrolled at USD being approximately 10,000 and the number of permanent residents of Vermillion being a similar number, the town is definitely centered around the campus and its students. I have encountered nothing but warm regards from all of Vermillion's residents. Also, campus is always busy with something going on from weekly free movies at the Muenster University Center (MUC) to special events like a luau in the middle of winter! There are so many opportunities to get involved, it's hard not to find somewhere that you fit in.

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  • Anne
  • Jan-01-2011 I am a current student here

    While the first few weeks are rough if you are a freshmen (the usual getting used to college kind of things) the community advisers on each floor really take the time to get to know students and make sure life is going ok. The student center (the MUC) has daily activities and movies on the weekends. Even though USD is in a small town, there is a lot to do if you look for it.

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