University of South Dakota: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Excellent
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University of South Dakota is a medium four-year, public school with 9,975 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1862 and is the only school located in Vermillion, South Dakota.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
89
Fair
Associate's degree, 2-year certificate, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, and doctoral degree are offered at University of South Dakota.

University of South Dakota implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 89 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, Medical, Education, Social Work, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.


Student Retention
77%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at University of South Dakota is fair at 77% (well above South Dakota average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
17 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at University of South Dakota is below average: 56%. Nearly 7% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at University of South Dakota is decent, 17:1. Learn more on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$11,500
Medium
Average tuition cost is low - $6,600 per academic year. The additional fees at University of South Dakota beyond tuition are roughly $4,900, which totals $11,500 a year.

Read the details about University of South Dakota additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
74%
Doable
According to recent data, 4,218 applications were submitted and 3,102 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to be accepted at this school.

University of South Dakota will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at University of South Dakota in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$4,000
Medium
University of South Dakota offers a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at University of South Dakota, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D+
Unsafe
University of South Dakota offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 2,200 students, which offers a good on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low -- nearly $4,000 per academic year.

Army ROTC programs are available at University of South Dakota. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, University of South Dakota appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

University of South Dakota Location and Maps



Post Address: University of South Dakota, 414 E Clark St, Vermillion, South Dakota 57069-2390, USA
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