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University of South Dakota
University of South Dakota 414 E Clark St Vermillion, SD 57069 Phone: (605) 677-5301
  • General Information
    About University of South Dakota

    The University of South Dakota is the comprehensive liberal arts university offering undergraduate, graduate and professional programs within the South Dakota System of Higher Education. Our Vision: To be the best small, public flagship university in the nation built upon a liberal arts foundation.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Associate's degree
    • 2-4 years certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Distant
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 3,122
    Percent Admitted 87%
    Men Admitted 85%
    Women Admitted 89%
    Full Time Retention Rate 73%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 470 655
      Math 480 610
      Writing 470 655
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 20 25
      English 19 25
      Math 19 25
      Writing 20 27
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 11,874
    Native American 274
    Asian 139
    African American 172
    Hispanic 129
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 4,422
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 1,288

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