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 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 (1,085) than USD (1,085).
  • DU has higher submitted ACT score (22) 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 South Dakota and University of Denver.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
USDDU
USDvs.DU
Vermillion, South DakotaLocationDenver, Colorado
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 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$53,775
53% ($5,302)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)83% ($29,667)
$5,302Average Amount of Financial Aid$29,667
86.91 %Acceptance Rates58.05 %
39.92 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)13.02 %
1,085SAT Score1,260
22ACT Score29
59 %Graduation Rate77 %
27 %Transfer-out Rate-
77 %Retention Rate88 %
10,066Student Population11,952
445Number of Faculties748
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio12 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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