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University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota

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Overview

Student Population
9,459
University of South Dakota overview
Location Vermillion, South Dakota
Online usd.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
University of South Dakota overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Vermillion, South Dakota, University of South Dakota is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 3,392 prospective students applied, and 3,085 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,232 enrolled in the school.  6,065 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,394 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $7,697 plus fees of $1,635. USD is ranked 514 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

5/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
6/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes
3/10
Value

USD is rated within the lower 49% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of South Dakota within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
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SAT 1000/1245
ACT 20/25
GPA 3.42
Applications Accepted
90.9% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $20

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Annual Cost to Attend

South Dakota Resident Tuition
$7,697
In State Costs for University of South Dakota
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,635
Room and Board $8,410
Budget for Other Expenses$4,560
Total One Year Cost$23,502
Out of State Resident Tuition
$11,172
Out of State Costs for University of South Dakota
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,635
Room and Board $8,410
Budget for Other Expenses$4,560
Total One Year Cost$26,977

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$48,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
47% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of South Dakota students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 32%
Business 14%
Education 9%
Psychology 9%
Social Sciences 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219471 IPEDS survey data for University of South Dakota.

Current students may use the University of South Dakota GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.