University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
86%
Acceptance Rate
4,119
Students Applied
78%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
435
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$20
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
61%
Out-Of-State Students
36%
US States Represented
47
Countries Represented
51
93%
Submitting ACT
5%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1135
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
510
75th
640
Reading
25th
520
75th
620
3.40
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
30%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
6%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
12
Top 25%
32
Top 50%
67
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
77
$30k - $48k
75
$48k - $75k
89
$75k - $110k
132
$110k+
148

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 877-269-6837
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
Please don't forget that Vermilion is in South Dakota! It gets cold in the winter! :) Also, even though USD is located in a small town, there are tons of things to do on the weekend. Get creative!
Anne
For those students who are interested in The University of South Dakota, I would advise coming to visit campus. This is really the only way to see how great the campus is and how much students and faculty members can interact with one another. After being here for a little while and getting to know people, campus has really started to become like home for me, and it definitely feels like one big family.
Amanda
Talk and engage with your professors from the first day. Professors may seem intimidating, but they love talking to their students and they will have a positive view of you if you take the time to talk to them. Always do the readings for a class, you never know when you will be called on.
Cassandra
Tour the school!
Go to activities!
Mena from Sioux Falls, SD

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