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University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD, USA
3.68 Average Rating

Founded in 1862, the University of South Dakota is the state’s oldest public university and is a designated R2 research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The Vermillion campus is located along the bluffs of the Missouri River and home to seven colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in 13 fields of study. It is home to the National Music Museum which houses thousands of instruments from around the world. Additionally, the USD campus is home to the Center for Academic & Global Engagement which provides service learning opportunities for all students. Away from the classroom, USD fields 16 men’s and women’s sports teams and the biggest fans in the student body are rewarded with “Paw Points” for every game they attend, making them eligible for a monthly prize auction.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In-State Students
61%
Out-Of-State Students
36%
0
100
86%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
10,066
Total Number of Undergrads
7,590
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
39%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
57%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,647
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$9,061
Out-of-State Tuition
$12,425
0
100
59%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
78%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,145
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
169
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Sioux Falls
Minneapolis
Rapid City
Sioux City
Omaha
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
44%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
i love the campus at usd. the environment is small and comfortable. i've had nothing but great professors and my horizons have been widened.
Leslie from Vermillion, SD
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. this university definitely has the students in mind at all times.
Lindsi from Wayne, NE

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