South Dakota Colleges with high acceptance rates

Colleges with the Highest Acceptance Rate in South Dakota for 2022

These are the least selective public and private four-year colleges in South Dakota. These colleges historically accept more than seventy-five percent of students who apply for admission and are ranked by acceptance rate. These are good safety schools for your college list and you should have a good chance on getting in if your grades and test scores are above or within their typical admission thresholds. Just because a school is less selective doesn't mean it's a lesser school academically and easy to get into for all students. Unless a college has guaranteed admission or accepts 100% of applicants, you still need sufficient grades to be accepted.

Use the filters on this page to narrow down the list based on your high school GPA, SAT and ACT scores. Once you do, your estimated admission chance will be displayed for each school. Additionally, you can filter the list by state, region or distance from your home to narrow down the list of colleges that are easiest for you to get into.

See also, the best and popular South Dakota colleges with high acceptance rates. If you're looking for colleges that have easy admission requirements, explore rankings of South Dakota colleges with the lowest SAT scores, lowest ACT scores and lowest GPA's.


11 results

Oglala Lakota College
O
Kyle, SD
 
Oglala Lakota College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 1,251enrollment
  • $2,068net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Sinte Gleska University
S
Mission, SD
 
Sinte Gleska University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

100% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 438enrollment
  • $9,010net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Black Hills State University
B
Spearfish, SD
 
Black Hills State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

97% Acceptance Rate

#6 Best Public Universities in South Dakota

  • 3,608enrollment
  • $16,706net price
  • 1038-1203SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.22Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Presentation College
P
Aberdeen, SD
 
Presentation College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

93% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 625enrollment
  • $22,159net price
  • 965-1105SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.07Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of Sioux Falls
S
Sioux Falls, SD
 
University of Sioux Falls

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

92% Acceptance Rate

 

  • 1,628enrollment
  • $21,824net price
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA

University of South Dakota
S
Vermillion, SD
University of South Dakota

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

91% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Public Universities in South Dakota

  • 9,459enrollment
  • $18,480net price
  • 1000-1245SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

South Dakota State University
S
Brookings, SD
South Dakota State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

89% Acceptance Rate

#3 Best Colleges in South Dakota

  • 11,405enrollment
  • $17,894net price
  • 1000-1300SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
S
Rapid City, SD
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

86% Acceptance Rate

#1 Best Public Universities in South Dakota

  • 2,475enrollment
  • $19,799net price
  • 1155-1355SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Dakota State University
D
Madison, SD
Dakota State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

84% Acceptance Rate

#5 Best Public Universities in South Dakota

  • 3,186enrollment
  • $17,861net price
  • 1010-1190SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Northern State University
N
Aberdeen, SD
 
Northern State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

79% Acceptance Rate

#4 Best Public Universities in South Dakota

  • 3,431enrollment
  • $16,404net price
  • 990-1140SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

Mount Marty College
M
Yankton, SD
 
Mount Marty College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

78% Acceptance Rate

#2 Best Private Colleges in South Dakota

  • 1,167enrollment
  • $18,924net price
  • -SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.19Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1