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University of South Dakota

School Profile

  • University of South DakotaPublic Four-year University in Vermillion, SD
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 6,958
First-year Undergraduate Students: 1,162
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 6,036
Graduate Students: 1,835

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of General Studies
  • Associate of Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Arts Management
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biology Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Communication Disorders
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Bachelor of Drama/Dance Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of French Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of German Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Health Services Administration
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of History Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Kindergarten/Preschool Education
  • Bachelor of Mass Communications/Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Native American Studies
  • Bachelor of Parks, Recreation & Fitness - General
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Physics Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Speech Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Speech/Rhetorical Studies
  • Bachelor of Substance Abuse Counseling

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $6,468
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $7,841

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 79


Member: NCAA
Team name: Coyotes


  • Ranked #194 National Universities
  • Ranked #261 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #111 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #173 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #170 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #58 Best Medical Schools: Primary Care
  • Ranked #8 Rural medicine
  • Ranked #181 Biological Sciences
  • Ranked #116 Clinical Psychology
  • Ranked #192 Fine Arts
  • Ranked #90 Occupational Therapy
  • Ranked #115 Physical Therapy
  • Ranked #54 Physician Assistant
  • Ranked #178 Psychology
  • Ranked #165 Public Affairs
  • Ranked #146 Speech-Language Pathology
  • Ranked #31 Admissions Selectivity
  • Ranked #71 Faculty Credentials and Training
  • Ranked #100 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #89 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
(605) 677-5434
(877) 269-6837
Fax: (605) 677-6753
Contact: Stephanie Moser

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 85%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 85%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 3,452
Female applicants 2,123
Male applicants 1,329
Applicants accepted 2,927
Female applicants accepted 1,833
Male applicants accepted 1,094
Freshman enrollment 1,175
Female freshman enrollment 721
Male freshman enrollment 454
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 92%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 95%
Average high school GPA 3.3
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.8-3.3

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 4%
SAT Critical Reading average score 532
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 500-630
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 536
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 450-610
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 93%
Average ACT Composite score 23
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 20-25
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 19-25
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 19-25

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