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.

  • According to AbbreviationFinder, University of South Dakota is often abbreviated as USD.

414 E. Clark Street Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: (605) 677-5434
Web site:

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