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 (1,260) than USD (1,085).
  • DU has higher submitted ACT score (29) than USD (22).
  • DU has more students with 11,952 students while USD has 10,066 students.
  • DU has more full-time faculties with 748 faculties while USD has 445 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
83% ($29,667)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)53% ($5,302)
$29,667Average Amount of Financial Aid$5,302
58.05 %Acceptance Rates86.91 %
13.02 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)39.92 %
1,260SAT Score1,085
29ACT Score22
77 %Graduation Rate59 %
-Transfer-out Rate27 %
88 %Retention Rate77 %
11,952Student Population10,066
748Number of Faculties445
12 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 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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