University of South Dakota

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world rank  910

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University Overview

Founded in 1862, University of South Dakota is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the medium town of Vermillion (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), South Dakota. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, University of South Dakota (USD) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of South Dakota (USD) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 158 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. USD also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym USD
Founded 1862
Motto Veritas
Truth
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address 414 E Clark Street
Vermillion
57069-2390 South Dakota
United States
Tel +1 (877) 269 6837
Fax +1 (605) 677 6753

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are considered but not required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is considered but not required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 414 East Clark Street
Vermillion 57069-2390
(605) 677 5434
877 269 6837

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of South Dakota's Library
University of South Dakota's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 528,075 physical volumes, 46,037 physical media, 1,968 digital/electronic medium and 230 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of South Dakota's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
University of South Dakota provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,224 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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