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 Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • University of North Dakota has more expensive tuition & fees ($14,546) than South Dakota State ($12,675).
  • It is harder to admit to University of North Dakota than South Dakota State.
  • South Dakota State has a higher submitted SAT score (1,155) than University of North Dakota (1,130).
  • Both South Dakota State and University of North Dakota have the same submitted ACT scores (23).
  • University of North Dakota has more students with 13,847 students while South Dakota State has 12,104 students.
  • University of North Dakota has more full-time faculties with 712 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 North Dakota.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
South Dakota StateUniversity of North Dakota
South Dakota Statevs.University of North Dakota
Brookings, South DakotaLocationGrand Forks, North Dakota
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 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)
In-State$9,200
Out-Of-State$12,675
Tuition & Fees
In-State$10,276
Out-Of-State$14,546
56% ($4,847)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)53% ($5,212)
$4,847Average Amount of Financial Aid$5,212
91.37 %Acceptance Rates83.48 %
44.79 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)44.41 %
1,155SAT Score1,130
23ACT Score23
56 %Graduation Rate61 %
-Transfer-out Rate25 %
76 %Retention Rate80 %
12,104Student Population13,847
541Number of Faculties712
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio18 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, On-campus daycare

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