414 E. Clark Vermillion, SD 57069 605-677-5434
About University of South Dakota
  • Year of Foundation 1862
  • Size of Campus 273 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 6,408
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 62% 38% 25%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $2,994 In state, $4,491 Out of state
  • Room and Board $6,123
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $20
  • Enrollment No. 6,043
The University of South Dakota commonly abbreviated USD, is an American public coeducational university located in Vermillion, South Dakota on a 286-acre (116 ha) campus. It is situated in the southeastern portion of South Dakota, approximately 63 miles (102 km) southwest of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and 39 miles (63 km) northwest of Sioux City, Iowa. The University of South Dakota is the state’s oldest public university and was founded in 1862 and classes began in 1882. USD is home to South Dakota's only medical school and law school. USD is governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents, and its current president is Jim Abbott. The university has been accredited by the North Central Association of College and Schools since 1913.
Social Life And Activities
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Dakota Days, DeFrost, Dance Marathon, Strollers
  • Number of students in fraternities 8
  • Percent students who are frat members 9%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Lambda Delta, Chi Sigma Iota, Golden Key National Honor Society, Guidon Honor Society, Honors Association, Motar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Tau Sigma
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Crusade for Christ, Christian Medical and Dental Assoc, Christian Student Fellowship, Latter-Day Saints Student Assoc, Luther Center, Newman Center, United Ministries, Lutheran Student Fellowship, WELS Luthern Campus
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 8%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Taiwanese Association, Indian Association, Chinese Association, International Student Club, Black Student Association, Native American/Tiospaye Council
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 8
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 8
  • Distance to nearest airport Sioux Falls, SD (65), Sioux City, IA (40)
  • Distance to nearest train Omaha, NE (160)
  • Distance to nearest bus Sioux City, IA (40)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 5%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 31%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (74%), sorority housing (10%), fraternity housing (10%), apartments for married students (2%), apartment for single students (4%), special housing for disabled students, other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 86%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 45%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 9%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 11
  • College campus housing availability Yes
Campus Services
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Microforms 739,340
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control
  • Museums National Music MuseumW. H. Over Museum
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,920
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 2,233
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 258
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 80
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 426
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 844,842
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 19,056
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 70%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training
  • Employed Students after 2 years 96%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 15%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,225
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Employed Students after 1 year 85%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs DisneyworldMattress FirmSioux Valley Health SystemAvera McKennan Health SystemRapid City Regional HospitalWells FargoDeloitte and Touche
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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