If you are considering submitting an application to University of South Dakota, the application fee costs $20.
Students who submit their applications to University of South Dakota for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than August 1.
Here is an overiew of some of University of South Dakota's admissions stats.
|University of South Dakota 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||14.63%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||3%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||80%|
These are the application deadlines for University of South Dakota.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
University of South Dakota does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For more information on transferring to University of South Dakota, contact the school directly.
University of South Dakota has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.
Curious about the factors that are considered by University of South Dakota during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with University of South Dakota for more information on admission factors.
To apply to University of South Dakota, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with University of South Dakota's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
Students admitted to University of South Dakota have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 81.07% submitted a class rank. At University of South Dakota 14.63% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36.47% were in the top 25% and 71.44% were in the top 50%.
At University of South Dakota, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||26.2%|
|3.50 and 3.74||20.46%|
|3.25 and 3.49||17.38%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12.33%|
|2.50 and 2.9||13.27%|
|2.00 and 2.49||3%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of South Dakota directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
University of South Dakota considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
University of South Dakota is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 3% of University of South Dakota's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 80% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of South Dakota applicants, you should aim to score between 1050 and 1250 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of South Dakota 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1250 and 25% of scored lower than 1050, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of South Dakota students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of South Dakota students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.
To be most competitive at University of South Dakota, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of South Dakota's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of South Dakota students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in University of South Dakota during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of South Dakota?
❌ Students who are admitted to University of South Dakota must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does University of South Dakota accept transfer credits?
✅ University of South Dakota accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of South Dakota accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does University of South Dakota accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ University of South Dakota accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of South Dakota?
✅ University of South Dakota is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is University of South Dakota's acceptance rate?
✅ University of South Dakota has an acceptance rate of 87%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of South Dakota?
❌ University of South Dakota does not offer early decision.
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First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of South Dakota is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of South Dakota is Continuous processing.
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25 and Above
19 to 25
19 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of South Dakota, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.43. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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