The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • DU is a Private (not-for-profit) and USD is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • DU has more expensive tuition & fees ($53,775) than USD ($12,807).
  • It is harder to admit to DU than USD.
  • DU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,265) than USD (1,123).
  • DU has higher submitted ACT score (29) than USD (23).
  • DU has more students with 13,856 students while USD has 9,459 students.
  • DU has more full-time faculties with 742 faculties while USD has 433 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Denver and University of South Dakota.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
DUUSD
DUvs.USD
Denver, ColoradoLocationVermillion, South Dakota
Private (not-for-profit), 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)
$53,775Tuition & Fees
In-State$9,332
Out-Of-State$12,807
86% ($31,482)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)60% ($5,495)
$31,482Average Amount of Financial Aid$5,495
58.05 %Acceptance Rates86.91 %
13.02 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)39.92 %
1,265SAT Score1,123
29ACT Score23
75 %Graduation Rate60 %
-Transfer-out Rate1 %
84 %Retention Rate81 %
13,856Student Population9,459
742Number of Faculties433
11 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
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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