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 DU is a Private (not-for-profit) school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • DU has more expensive tuition & fees ($53,775) than South Dakota State ($12,675).
  • It is harder to admit to DU than South Dakota State.
  • DU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,155) than South Dakota State (1,155).
  • DU has higher submitted ACT score (23) than South Dakota State (23).
  • South Dakota State has more students with 12,104 students while DU has 11,952 students.
  • DU has more full-time faculties with 748 faculties while South Dakota State has 541 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - South Dakota State University and University of Denver.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
South Dakota StateDU
South Dakota Statevs.DU
Brookings, South DakotaLocationDenver, Colorado
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
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$53,775
56% ($4,847)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)83% ($29,667)
$4,847Average Amount of Financial Aid$29,667
91.37 %Acceptance Rates58.05 %
44.79 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)13.02 %
1,155SAT Score1,260
23ACT Score29
56 %Graduation Rate77 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
76 %Retention Rate88 %
12,104Student Population11,952
541Number of Faculties748
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio12 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 ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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