Overall, the University of South Dakota is known for being a non selective school. The school receives approximately 4,100 applications every year . The overall acceptance rate is around 86 percent which equals about 3,530 students who were successful in the admission process of the institution. But, when the semester begins, only about 1,440 or 41% of the students who received the letter of acceptance from the University of South Dakota choose to attend. The institution’s application data shows that 39 percent of the applicants who applied are men compared to 60 percent who are women. When the semester starts, about 61 percent of those accepted women enrolled at the University of South Dakota and 38 percent were males.

Students are asked to submit their ACT or SAT scores to the University of South Dakota when filling out the application. Often, an ACT score between 20 - 25 or an SAT score between 1,030 - 1,260 is the range that applicants have greater chances to be accepted. This school also allows submissions of Advanced Placement (AP) credits, and Dual credit. the University of South Dakota’s undergraduate application fee is $20. To submit your application to the University of South Dakota, you will need to have these required documents: ACT/SAT scores, Completion of college-preparatory program, Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank, and a Secondary school record.

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Student ACT Scores

25th %
75th %



Student SAT Scores

25th %
75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2018 Admissions Cycle
Applications
4,119
Male 1,641
Female 2,478

 

Acceptance
3,534
Male 1,375
Female 2,159

 

Enrollment Total
1,444
Male 554
Female 890


Acceptance Rate
85.8%
Male
83.8%
Female
87.1%

 

Yield
40.9%
Male
40.3%
Female
41.2%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$20


Graduate

$35



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits
  • Dual credit

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Admission test scores
    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school rank
    Secondary school record



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