University of South Dakota in Vermillion: Applying information

Vermillion, SD

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

3 : 1

Admission considerations

Required

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended

  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Recommended

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Acceptance Rate

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89%

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

In comparison to National Average

University of South Dakota acceptance rate is above national average.

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89%
ABOVE AVERAGE

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 81%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 8%.

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89%
ABOVE AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 68%, so University of South Dakota acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 21%.

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.

Total

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40%

Full time

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36%

Part time

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3%

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

77%

Part-time retention rate

47%

The University of South Dakota full-time retention rate is 77% and part-time retention rate is 47%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

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