University of South Dakota School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Vermillion, SD

$9,332

Avg in-state tuition

$12,807

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of South Dakota

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

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

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

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.

Test scores Required

High school rank Required

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Considered (not required)

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 990-1180

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-25

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

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

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10k

Students Enrolled

50%

Online Student Enrollment

15:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
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.

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%

Female student population

62%

Socio-economic diversity

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

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

33

Total Online Enrollment

4,939

Student Location Breakout

50% 50%

Percent of Programs Online

81% On-campus

19% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates 25% online

Associate 40% online

Bachelor's 10% online

Graduate Certificate 48% online

Master's 21% online

Doctorate 8% online

Financial 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

Financial Outlook

$37k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$24k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

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.