The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • NDSU has more expensive tuition & fees ($15,076) than USD ($12,942).
  • It is harder to admit to USD than NDSU.
  • NDSU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,205) than USD (1,170).
  • NDSU has higher submitted ACT score (23) than USD (22).
  • NDSU has more students with 12,846 students while USD has 9,459 students.
  • NDSU has more full-time faculties with 534 faculties while USD has 433 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - North Dakota State University-Main Campus and University of South Dakota.
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Fargo, North DakotaLocationVermillion, South Dakota
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
80% ($5,961)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($5,677)
$5,961Average Amount of Financial Aid$5,677
91.59 %Acceptance Rates86.91 %
44.75 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)39.92 %
1,205SAT Score1,170
23ACT Score22
65 %Graduation Rate60 %
22 %Transfer-out Rate-
82 %Retention Rate81 %
12,846Student Population9,459
534Number of Faculties433
19 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio15 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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