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.
  • NDSU has more expensive tuition & fees ($14,471) than USD ($12,807).
  • It is harder to admit to USD than NDSU.
  • NDSU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,085) than USD (1,085).
  • NDSU has higher submitted ACT score (22) than USD (22).
  • NDSU has more students with 13,796 students while USD has 10,066 students.
  • NDSU has more full-time faculties with 555 faculties while USD has 445 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of South Dakota and North Dakota State University-Main Campus.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
USDNDSU
USDvs.NDSU
Vermillion, South DakotaLocationFargo, 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$9,332
Out-Of-State$12,807
Tuition & Fees
In-State$10,168
Out-Of-State$14,471
53% ($5,302)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($5,327)
$5,302Average Amount of Financial Aid$5,327
86.91 %Acceptance Rates91.59 %
39.92 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)44.75 %
1,085SAT Score1,153
22ACT Score24
59 %Graduation Rate60 %
27 %Transfer-out Rate26 %
77 %Retention Rate79 %
10,066Student Population13,796
445Number of Faculties555
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio19 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 services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, On-campus daycare

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