University of South Dakota

414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD
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Questions and Answers about University of South Dakota

Emilee W.
2 months ago
Is the school culture at University of South Dakota more competitive or communal?
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3 months ago
Does University of South Dakota have on-campus jobs for students?
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5 months ago
What type of assistance does University of South Dakota offer to help students secure internships and first jobs?
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5 months ago
What are the housing options for incoming University of South Dakota freshmen?
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6 months ago
Does USD have an audition process to get a music scholarships?
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7 months ago
Can Freshmen live at Coyote Village?

Majors offered at University of South Dakota

Biggest majors
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness

Academics at University of South Dakota

1030-1260
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
20-25
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Selectivity
Least Selective (86% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

University of South Dakota demographics

81% White
3% Hispanic
3% Black
3% Multiracial
2% Native
1% Asian
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Common careers for University of South Dakota students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Physician Assistant (PA)103k
Executive Director91k
Human Resources (HR) Director88k
Director of Operations80k
Human Resources (HR) Manager62k
Accountant57k
Software Engineer56k
Based on 3,276 student responses
48kAvg. Early Career Pay
87.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
57%in High-Meaning careers
8%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of South Dakota

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Student reviews of University of South Dakota

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100% of students

Known for

Safe campus
Beautiful campus
Accessible and helpful professors
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Helpful career services
Merari Rivera
Youth Group
Church

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I loved the ability to be able to easily speak to other students and make friends.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I feel like non-traditional students may have it a bit harder, I am not sure why...

Emily Gheorghiu
Painting and Studio Art
Gardening
Sculpture
Swimming + 6 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

USD has a productive staff and everyone is very excepting of one another.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The student body is closed off and needs more interactions.

Dylan Buys
Exercise And Fitness
Reading
Movies And Film

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

What I loved about the University of South Dakota was the small classrooms and the ability to form relationships with your professors.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The bad part about the University of South Dakota is the quality of professors. There are quite a few professors who work here and intend to stay here, but there are many professors who get jobs here just so they can advance their careers. In this sense, USD is just a steppingstone in the hierarchy for professors.

Hazeli Sweet
Babysitting And Childcare
Cleaning
Studying

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like how welcoming the environment is. Everyone was very welcoming when I first started and I really enjoyed that. The staff is very nice, and they all mean well!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Some profs aren't the easiest to impress, some grade hard, and some don't. It's all about constantly checking every teacher's grading scale.

Megan Bonham
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Psychology
Pediatrics + 1 other

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

All of the professors are willing to help and a very welcoming environment overall!!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Residential Dining is not always the best, but luckily there are other dining options available.

Elyse Whittemore
Hiking And Backpacking
Crocheting
Reading
Art + 9 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Overall, I have had an amazing experience at the University of South Dakota. It is a small school, but with Division 1 sports, you feel like you are at a big school. The Business School is amazing and provides so many opportunities for its students to network, be involved, and gain experience in the real world.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

One thing to be aware of is it is a suitcase college. About half the campus will stay every weekend, and the other half will go home.

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