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 ($12,942) than South Dakota State ($12,809).
  • It is harder to admit to USD than South Dakota State.
  • South Dakota State has a higher submitted SAT score (1,123) than USD (1,123).
  • Both USD and South Dakota State have the same submitted ACT scores (23).
  • 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 - 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$9,432
Out-Of-State$12,942
Tuition & Fees
In-State$9,299
Out-Of-State$12,809
60% ($5,495)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)70% ($4,603)
$5,495Average Amount of Financial Aid$4,603
86.91 %Acceptance Rates91.37 %
39.92 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)44.79 %
1,123SAT Score1,150
23ACT Score23
60 %Graduation Rate59 %
1 %Transfer-out Rate-
81 %Retention Rate81 %
9,459Student Population11,405
433Number of Faculties497
15 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

Related Articles and Ads