University of South Dakota (USD)

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USD can be found in Vermillion, SD, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of South Dakota has an enrollment of over eleven thousand students.

The majority of students getting into USD got an SAT score between 890 - 1200, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 21 - 26. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the University of South Dakota (USD) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.38. USD has an acceptance rate of around 88% with 42% of applicants choosing to continue on and enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the University of South Dakota (USD) acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 77%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at usd.edu.

Overall University of South Dakota (USD) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

87.9%

The overall acceptance rate for University of South Dakota was reported as 87.9% in Fall 2013 with over 3,610 applications submitted to University of South Dakota. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • USD ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • USD Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into University of South Dakota?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into USD, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2017 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2017-2018 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of South Dakota has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 87.0%
  • 2010-2011: 84.8%
  • 2011-2012: 88.9%
  • 2012-2013: 49.3%
  • 2013-2014: 87.9%
  • Projected USD Acceptance Rate 2017-2018: 77.2%

How Does University of South Dakota (USD) Compare?

87.9%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of South Dakota is fifty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
South Dakota State University91.9%
University of Nebraska at Omaha70.8%
Creighton University76.7%
Southwest Minnesota State University65.5%
Minnesota State University-Mankato65.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants3,60638.6%61.4%
Admitted3,16837.7%62.3%
Enrolled1,34239.5%60.5%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of South Dakota (USD) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math20 - 26
Composite Score21 - 26
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