University of South Dakota

University of South Dakota

Vermillion , United States
  • 87
    Acceptance Rate
  • 9971
  • 12807
    Average Cost
  • 90
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


The university is home to South Dakota's only medical school and law school. It is also home to the National Music Museum, with over 15,000 American, European, and non-Western instruments.USD is governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents, and its president is Sheila Gestring. The university has been accredited by the North Central Association of College and Schools since 1913.

University of South Dakota's alumni include a total of 17 Truman Scholars, 12 Rhodes Scholars,and 1 Nobel Laureate, (Ernest Lawrence '22, 1939 Nobel Prize in Physics.) The athletic teams compete in the NCAA's Division I as members of The Summit League, except football, which competes in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

Entry requirements

1. Official high school (secondary school) transcript with grade point average equivalent to 2.6 on a 4.0 scale.

2. Demonstrate English language proficiency by meeting one of the following.



Duolingo English Test - 100 or higher

ACT or SAT ACT English 18+ OR SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing 500+

International Baccalaureate (IB) IB English A (4 or higher) or IB English B (6 or higher)

Scholarship & funding

There university offers many variants of scholarships and grants to its students. More information you can find here.


Student life

Student Life provides a complete student experience to each member of the Coyote community.