University of South DakotaSchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Vermillion, South Dakota Public Nonprofit regional Accreditation

$9,332

Avg in-state tuition

$12,807

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of South Dakota

The University of South Dakota is a medium-sized public university located on a rural campus in Vermillion, South Dakota. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,920, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 86%. The university offers 63 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 59%, and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $9,332, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $12,807.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

86% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Acceptance Rate 86%

Retention Rate 78%

Graduation Rate 59%

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 990-1180

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-25

Ways to Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Learning Environment

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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62%

Female Student Population

15:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

10k

Students Enrolled

Demographics

White

83%

Hispanic

4%

Black

3%

Two or more races

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Unknown

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

2%

Asian

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Socio-Economic Diversity

28% of students received an income-based federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

29%

State Grant Aid

23%

Institution Grant Aid

63%

Pell Grant

28%

Average Aid Awarded
Federal Grant Aid $4,945
State Grant Aid $1,322
Institution Grant Aid $3,572
Pell Grant Aid $4,370
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Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.