University of South Dakota

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School Overview

Located in Vermillion, South Dakota, the University of South Dakota is the State's flagship university. With a student population of over 10,000, the Coyotes, as they are known and represented, constitute the second largest student population in South Dakota.

Physical Campus and Facilities

Student Wellness Center

Student Wellness Center

Founded in 1862, and before South Dakota was formally admitted to the union, the University is the oldest higher education institution in the State. The physical campus is situated on 216 acres and is proximate to the Missouri River.

The campus is home to a newly established, modern wellness facility known as the Wellness Center. The Center houses state-of-the-art fitness equipment as well as numerous courts for basketball, volleyball, racquetball, and an indoor track.

Student Housing

North Complex residence halls Olson (left) and Micklesen (right)

North Complex residence halls Olson (left) and Micklesen (right)

The campus is home to nine student housing complexes, each houses a specific group of students. Four of the nine units are dedicated to housing the University's freshman. The other five units house sophomores and upperclassmen, non-traditional students, and graduate students. The newest of the housing units, Coyote Village, opened as recently as 2010 and is capable of housing up to 548 students.

Academic Programs and Research

Beacom School of Business

Beacom School of Business

The University is subdivided into seven academic colleges through which the University's 132 undergraduate and 62 graduate degree programs are administered. Among the available programs, students can elect to study a variety of disciplines ranging from anthropology, biology and foreign language to medicine and law. The latter two are administered through the University's schools of medicine and law respectively.

Over the years, the University's research activity has increased significantly and with that, so has their funding to do so. Within the University's research department, there are a number of departments through which research is conducted. In particular, the University receives substantial funding for research programs in the biomedical sciences and disability studies.

Recognition

The University has recently graduated business school students whose national exit exam scores ranked nationally in the top five percent.

General Information

Admission Office

414 East Clark Street

Vermillion, SD 57069-2390

(605) 677-5434

(877) 269-6837

Fax: (605) 677-6753



Contact: Stephanie Moser

Director
Main Address

414 East Clark Street

Vermillion, SD 57069

(605) 677-5434

www.usd.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 6,958

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,162

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,036

Graduate enrollment: 1,835

Setting

Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
First Professional


*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of South Dakota Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(605) 677-5301
Website:WWW.USD.EDU
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:apply.sdbor.edu/login.cfm
Address:414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
Setting:32
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:10,038
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:5,600 (56% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$8,457
Out-of-state Tuition:$11,688
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:95%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,817

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of South Dakota Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of South Dakota.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences322
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services163
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs22
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services221
Education101594
Engineering11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters221
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics3
Health Professions and Related Programs82962
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities222
Mathematics and Statistics111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies121
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences323
Psychology5133
Public Administration and Social Service Professions23
Science Technologies/Technicians1
Social Sciences421
Visual and Performing Arts543
Grand total364644518

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of South Dakota.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of South Dakota and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,457
Out-of-state$11,688
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,558
Out-of-state$15,491

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,13795%
Grant or scholarship aid95680%$4,817
Student loan aid80767%$7,068

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,19056%$4,887
Federal student loans4,03454%$6,654

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of South Dakota. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of South Dakota students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,6071,4472,160
Percent admitted100%86%90%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%29%33%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of South Dakota Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment10,038
Undergraduate enrollment7,500
Graduate enrollment2,538

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of South Dakota Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Programs leading to a Doctoral Degree
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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