The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • South Dakota State is a public and ORU is a private (not-for-profit) school and both are four-years schools.
  • ORU has more expensive tuition & fees ($31,558) than South Dakota State ($12,809).
  • It is harder to admit to South Dakota State than ORU.
  • South Dakota State has a higher submitted SAT score (1,100) than ORU (1,055).
  • ORU has higher submitted ACT score (22) than South Dakota State (22).
  • South Dakota State has more students with 11,405 students while ORU has 4,317 students.
  • South Dakota State has more full-time faculties with 497 faculties while ORU has 151 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - South Dakota State University and Oral Roberts University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
South Dakota StateORU
South Dakota Statevs.ORU
Brookings, South DakotaLocationTulsa, Oklahoma
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (medium programs)
Tuition & Fees$31,558
70% ($4,603)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)83% ($17,713)
$4,603Average Amount of Financial Aid$17,713
91.37 %Acceptance Rates93.34 %
44.79 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.34 %
1,100SAT Score1,055
22ACT Score23
59 %Graduation Rate56 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
81 %Retention Rate78 %
11,405Student Population4,317
497Number of Faculties151
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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