University of South Dakota Overview
University of South Dakota is a public institution located in Vermillion, South Dakota. The location of U of South Dakota is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.
What Is University of South Dakota Known For?
- The student loan default rate at U of South Dakota is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The highest degree offered at U of South Dakota is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 68% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from U of South Dakota with a bachelor's degree make about $42,000 a year. That's 3% more than those who graduate from other schools.
University of South Dakota Rankings
According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, U of South Dakota is ranked #610 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. It is also ranked #4 out of 11 schools in South Dakota.
The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that U of South Dakota has received.
Notable Undergraduate Rankings for U of South Dakota
|Best Colleges for the Money||86|
|Best Colleges for Veterans||410|
|Best Colleges for International Students||521|
|Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||640|
|Best Colleges for Diversity||1,594|
Where Is University of South Dakota?
Contact details for U of South Dakota are given below.
|Address:||414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390|
How Do I Get Into U of South Dakota?
You can apply to U of South Dakota online at: apply.sdbor.edu/login.cfm
Admission Requirements for U of South Dakota
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||required|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into U of South Dakota?
Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.
Average Test Scores
About 3% of students accepted to U of South Dakota submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 590. Math scores were between 500 and 640.
Can I Afford University of South Dakota?
Net Price by Income Group for U of South Dakota
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At U of South Dakota, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $7,283 a year. That adds up to $29,132 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at U of South Dakota is 4.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
University of South Dakota Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,613 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,908 full-time undergraduates at U of South Dakota, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of South Dakota students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||123|
|Hispanic or Latino||166|
South Dakota students aren't the only ones who study at University of South Dakota. At this time, 37 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 63 countries are represented at U of South Dakota. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Nepal.
Online Learning at University of South Dakota
The following chart shows how the online learning population at U of South Dakota has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd most popular in South Dakota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of U of South Dakota
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of South Dakota was 1,162.1%. This is the #78 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at U of South Dakota regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of U of South Dakota majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at U of South Dakota ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at U of South Dakota.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of South Dakota Majors
In 2017-2018, University of South Dakota awarded 2,794 undergraduate degrees and 1,672 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.