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Colleges / University of South Dakota

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate99%

About University of South Dakota

University of South Dakota is a public, state university in the town of Vermillion, South Dakota. University of South Dakota was founded in 1862. The college enrolls around 9,856 students per year, including 7,132 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of South Dakota

The acceptance rate at University of South Dakota is 99%. In 2022, 4,480 students applied to University of South Dakota and 4,456 were admitted.

University of South Dakota Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 99%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 2.87%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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University of South Dakota is located in Vermillion, South Dakota,.

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College Info

414 East Clark Street Vermillion, SD 57069

Campus Setting: Small Town

University of South Dakota Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of South Dakota is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of South Dakota SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1260


Math SAT Range

520 - 660


Reading SAT Range

500 - 640

University of South Dakota Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of South Dakota is like? There are approximately 9,856 students enrolled at University of South Dakota, including 7,132 undergraduate students and 2,724 graduate students. 64% percent of students attend school full-time, 61% percent are from SD and 39% percent of students are from other states.


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