86%

Acceptance Rate

$4,852

Avg.Financial Aid

003474

FAFSA Code

About University of South Dakota (USD)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

10,066

Website

WWW.USD.EDU

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

414 E Clark St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6056775301
Fax: 6056776323
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Rankings

To tackle the tough decision of choosing the right university, the ranking of a particular university helps the student in clearing their doubts regarding where they want to apply. The rankings of eductional institutions by Forbes and US News are considered a reliable source by applicants and experts. The ranking of a university is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success. However, University of South Dakota doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

86%

SAT Range

1030 - 1260

ACT Range

20 - 25

Application Fee

$20

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. The varsity has 4 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $20, as part of the admission process at USD. The SAT score in the range of 990-1180 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 19 might also given admission but the average ACT score at University of South Dakota is 22. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 414 E Clark St, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069-2390, or call (605) 658-6200.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$17,354

Average Annual Cost

$7,451

Books And Supplies

$1,200

Other Fees

$1,610

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$8,216

Budget For Other Expenses

$4,379

Total One Year Cost

$22,856

Before applying to USD, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $25,904 per year. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

16:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

77%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

50%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$2,481

Faculty Overview

50%

Male Professors

50%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

223 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

107 Graduates

Biology, General

87 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

80 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

75 Graduates

Psychology, General

71 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

68 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

66 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

58 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

44 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

44 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

44 Graduates

Mental and Social Health Services a...

37 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

34 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

33 Graduates

Political Science and Government

33 Graduates

Marketing

29 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

24 Graduates

History

22 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

19 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

18 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

17 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

14 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

12 Graduates

Music

12 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

10 Graduates

Economics

10 Graduates

Mathematics

10 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

8 Graduates

Chemistry

7 Graduates

Sociology

7 Graduates

Sustainability Studies

7 Graduates

Anthropology

6 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

6 Graduates

International/Global Studies

6 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

5 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

3 Graduates

Philosophy

3 Graduates

Physics

3 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

7,590

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

23%

Full-time

65%

Part-time

35%

Students Gender

Male

37%

US National: 44%

Female

63%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

83% White

1% Unknown

3% Black

4% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

2% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

37%

Out Of State

61%

In State

2%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$53,799 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$4,188/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,029/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,029/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Coyotes

School Colors

red and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Missouri Valley Conference

Total Male Athletes

244

Total Female Athletes

182

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

8

Sports Team (Men)

Basketball

Football

Golf

Swimming and Diving

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. At USD, $8,409 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The average meal plan at USD costs around $4,029 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. There are around 37% male and 63% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$35,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$42,000/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$21,000

$27,812

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$218 - 289

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

78%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,852

Students Receiving Federal Grants

29%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,621

Students Receiving State Aid

23%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,335

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

63%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,425

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$7,217

$30K - $48K

$6,266

$48K - $75K

$3,583

$75K - $110K

$1,897

> $110K

$1,709

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$8,262,124

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$9,240,910

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at USD to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average financial aid at University of South Dakota is around $3,572 and the federal grant is $4,945. The university provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $1,322 and institutional aid worth $3,572. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to University of South Dakota amount to $8,262,124 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $9,240,910.

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