At a Glance

Overview
  • Founded
  • 1862
  • Tuition & Fees (In-State)
  • $8,457
  • Selectivity
  • Less Selective
  • Academic Calendar
  • Semester
  • Public/Private
  • Public
  • Religious Affiliation
  • None
Location and setting

Town

Vermillion, SD

Deadlines

N/A

Regular App Deadline

N/A

Early App Deadline

August 1

Financial Aid Deadline

Admissions

Application Information
  • Acceptance rate
  • 88%
  • % Admitted who enroll
  • 32%
  • Application Fee
  • $20
Incoming freshman Class Rankings

71%

Top half of HS class

33%

Top quarter of HS class

13%

Top tenth of HS class
Incoming Freshman SAT Scores
  • Verbal
  • 440-610
  • Math
  • 450-590
  • Writing
  • N/A
Incoming Freshman ACT Scores
  • Composite
  • 20-25
  • English
  • 19-25
  • Math
  • 19-26
  • Writing
  • N/A
Admissions

Less Selective

  • ACCEPTED
  • 88%
  • PERCENT ADMITTED WHO ENROLL
  • 32%
  • ENROLLMENT
  • 7,500

Costs & Aid

Cost: In-State

$8,457

Tuition and fees (in state)

$1,200

books and supplies

$7,535

room and board

$17,192

Total on campus
Cost: Out-of-State

$11,688

Tuition and fees (out of state)

$1,200

books and supplies

$7,535

room and board

$20,423

Total on campus
Actual Cost By Income Level (w/Financial Aid)
  • Family Income
  • Cost
  • $0-$30K
  • $13,396
  • $30-$48K
  • $14,868
  • $48-$75K
  • $17,561
  • $75-$110K
  • $18,592
  • $110 & UP
  • $18,663
Financial aid

95%

Receiving Financial Aid

29%

Receiving Federal Grants

67%

Receiving Federal Loans
FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE: August 1

Student Life

Student Body

7,500

Total undergrad enrollment

2,538

Total grad students

36%

Out-of-state

61%

In-state

3%

International
Students

  • 62%

    FEMALE

  • 38

    MALE
Organizations

132

Student Organizations

8

Fraternities

8

Sororities
Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

22%

% of Students living on campus
Student Diversity
  • % American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2%
  • % Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 1%
  • % Black or African-American
  • 3%
  • % Hispanic/Latino
  • 3%
  • % White or Caucasian
  • 84%

Academics

Faculty & Classes

18:1

Student:Faculty Ratio

321

Total Faculty (Full-time)

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