University of South Dakota

414 E Clark St, Vermillion, United States
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Overview of University of South Dakota

About this school

University of South Dakota-Vermillion, founded in 1862, is a public, comprehensive institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Fine Arts; the Schools of Business, Education, and Medicine; and the Division of Health Sciences. Its 216-acre campus is located in Vermillion, 40 miles northwest of Sioux City, Iowa.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:7,648
    • Men:2,885 Men (37.7%)
    • Women:4,763 Women (62.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of South Dakota is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 21
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
414 East Clark Street
City, State, Zip
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone
(605) 677-5434
Fax
(605) 677-6753
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
87% of 3,865 applicants were admitted
Women
88% of 2,395 applicants were admitted
Men
85% of 1,470 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,021 (60%) of 3,359 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,269 (60%) of 2,116 admitted students enrolled
Men
752 (60%) of 1,243 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.34
375 And Above
27%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
563 average |500-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
24%
• Score 500 - 600
41%
• Score 400 - 500
22%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
24%
• Score 500 - 600
57%
• Score 400 - 500
19%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
5%
• Score 24 - 29
37%
• Score 18 - 23
48%
• Score 12 - 17
10%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,772|Out-of-state: $12,020 (40.03%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,672 (35.01%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (5.48%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,272 (19.49%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of South Dakota accepts deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003474
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
999 (86.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
725 (72.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
720 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
145 (20.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$8,620
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 331 (46.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,661
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 584 (81.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,725
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 546 (75.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
263 (22.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,292

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,872 (78.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,888 (74.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,867 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
421 (14.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$8,631
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,367 (47.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,482
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,444 (85.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,482
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,648 (57.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
970 (19.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,202

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
74%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,686
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


432

Part-Time Faculty


162

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


46%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
716,372
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
975
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of South Dakota provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


72.4%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


38.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


54.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


56.6%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (60)


  • Accounting
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
  • International/Global Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


Business administration

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Master's Programs of Study (60)


  • Accounting
  • Addictions/Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Adult Education
  • Allied Health--General
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Database Systems
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Immunology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Organizational Management
  • Pharmacology
  • Photography
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Theater

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


10,811

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


275 acres

Weather


Temperature
3.3 average low in January, 80.5 average high in September
Rain
99 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
41 mile(s) from campus in Sioux City, Iowa
Nearest Train Station
145 mile(s) from campus in Omaha

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


29% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


71%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
coyotes
School Colors
Gray, red, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of South Dakota offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, dakotathon, international club, serve, campus activities board

Sororities


11% of women participate

Fraternities


12% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,908

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
7,648
Women
4,763
Men
2,885

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.4% Asian
  • 2.9% Black/African-American
  • 3.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 85.7% White
  • 1.0% Unknown

International Students


2.1% from 77 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


2,613

Student Resources

Study resources