University of South Dakota Rankings

By | April 19, 2020

Located in Vermillion, SD, University of South Dakota is one of the best universities in the state of Illinois. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for University of South Dakota in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is University of South Dakota.

414 E. Clark Street Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: (605) 677-5434
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Rankings: University of South Dakota

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.4
Graduation and retention ranking: 201
Average freshman retention rate: 72.0%
6-year graduation rate: 47.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 49%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): -2
Faculty resources ranking: 212
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 43.8%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 6.1%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 15:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 95.1%
Student selectivity ranking: 178
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 20-25
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 11%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 35%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 83.0%
Financial resources rank: 202
Alumni giving rank: 107
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 13.8%

Essential Facts: University of South Dakota

  • South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive higher-education institution.
  • University of South Dakota is a four year public college located in Vermillion, South Dakota.
  • For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of South Dakota is $9,332 for South Dakota residents and $12,807 for out-of-state students.

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General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 30%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 15%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 8%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 60%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 94%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? No
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA I
Men’s scholarship sports: basketball, cross country, football, swimming, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station