USD Admissions

The application fee is $20 for applying undergraduate school and $35 for graduate school at University of South Dakota. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$20
Graduate Application Fees$35
Admission Informationwww.usd.edu/admissions
Online Applicationapply.sdbor.edu/login.cfm
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 86.38% and yield is 34.49%. 1,624 men and 2,810 women applied to USD and 1,367 men and 2,463 women students were accepted. Among them, 460 men and 861 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants4,4341,6242,810
Admitted3,8301,3672,463
Enrolled1,321460861
Acceptance Ratio 86.38%84.17%87.65%
Yield 34.49%33.65%34.96%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 69 students (5% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,198 students (92%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 600 and 25th percentile is 500. The SAT Math score is 580 (75th) and 490 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 75 (75th percentile) and 75 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing500600
SAT Math490580
ACT Composite1925
ACT Math1825
ACT English1825
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at University of South Dakota are low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,151, ACT: 67 - Public Research University (high research activity)).

Application Requirements

USD requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program and Recommendations to its applicants. Next table summarizes University of South Dakota application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see USD online application page .
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USD Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRequired
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsConsidered but not Required
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLConsidered but not Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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