The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • USD is a public and DU is a private (not-for-profit) school and both are four-years schools.
  • DU has more expensive tuition & fees ($54,819) than USD ($12,942).
  • It is harder to admit to DU than USD.
  • DU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,170) than USD (1,170).
  • DU has higher submitted ACT score (22) than USD (22).
  • DU has more students with 14,130 students while USD has 9,464 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 South Dakota and University of Denver.
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Vermillion, South DakotaLocationDenver, Colorado
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
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)
Tuition & Fees$54,819
59% ($5,677)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)88% ($31,796)
$5,677Average Amount of Financial Aid$31,796
86.91 %Acceptance Rates58.05 %
39.92 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)13.02 %
1,170SAT Score1,295
22ACT Score29
60 %Graduation Rate76 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
77 %Retention Rate84 %
9,464Student Population14,130
433Number of Faculties742
14 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio10 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 ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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