University of South Dakota (USD)

Vermillion, SD

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University of South Dakota

University of South Dakota

University of South Dakota Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

SAT / ACT Scores Due August 15
SAT II Scores Due August 15

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 1,361 2,082 3,443
Accepted 671 1,025 1,696
Acceptance Rate 49% 49% 49%
Enrolled 504 849 1,353

USD Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.25 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(6% of Students Admitted to University of South Dakota Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 460 to 610
  • Math 460 to 620
  • Writing 460 to 600
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 610 620 600
Bottom 25th Percentile 460 460 460

ACT Scores

(96% of Students Admitted to University of South Dakota Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 20 to 26
  • Math 20 to 26
  • Composite 21 to 26
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 26 26 26
Bottom 25th Percentile 20 20 21

University of South Dakota Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($20)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Considered
Essay     Considered
Extracurricular Activities     Considered
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2
Math 3 4
Science 3 4
Social Studies 3 3
Lab 3 3
Other 1 1
Electives 1 1

University of South Dakota Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 9,643 (92%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 772 (7%)

University of South Dakota Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($20)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.00)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Important

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