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.
  • USD has more expensive tuition & fees ($12,807) than South Dakota State ($12,675).
  • It is harder to admit to USD than South Dakota State.
  • South Dakota State has a higher submitted SAT score (1,085) than USD (1,085).
  • South Dakota State has higher submitted ACT score (22) than USD (22).
  • South Dakota State has more students with 12,104 students while USD has 10,066 students.
  • South Dakota State has more full-time faculties with 541 faculties while USD has 445 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
USDSouth Dakota State
USDvs.South Dakota State
Vermillion, South DakotaLocationBrookings, South 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$9,200
Out-Of-State$12,675
53% ($5,302)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)56% ($4,847)
$5,302Average Amount of Financial Aid$4,847
86.91 %Acceptance Rates91.37 %
39.92 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)44.79 %
1,085SAT Score1,155
22ACT Score23
59 %Graduation Rate56 %
27 %Transfer-out Rate-
77 %Retention Rate76 %
10,066Student Population12,104
445Number of Faculties541
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 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 services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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