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.
  • USD has more expensive tuition & fees ($12,942) than South Dakota State ($12,809).
  • It is harder to admit to USD than South Dakota State.
  • USD has a higher submitted SAT score (1,100) than South Dakota State (1,100).
  • Both South Dakota State and USD have the same submitted ACT scores (22).
  • South Dakota State has more students with 11,405 students while USD has 9,459 students.
  • South Dakota State has more full-time faculties with 497 faculties while USD has 433 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - South Dakota State University and University of South Dakota.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
South Dakota StateUSD
South Dakota Statevs.USD
Brookings, South 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)
In-State$9,299
Out-Of-State$12,809
Tuition & Fees
In-State$9,432
Out-Of-State$12,942
70% ($4,603)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)60% ($5,495)
$4,603Average Amount of Financial Aid$5,495
91.37 %Acceptance Rates86.91 %
44.79 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)39.92 %
1,100SAT Score1,170
22ACT Score22
59 %Graduation Rate60 %
-Transfer-out Rate1 %
81 %Retention Rate81 %
11,405Student Population9,459
497Number of Faculties433
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio15 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, 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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