FAST FACTS
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Location:Vermillion
Setting:Rural
Population:10,000
Enrollment:10,284
On Campus:27%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 8/26-12/18
  • Spring 1/13-5/9

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$4,011

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$3,516

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A

Campus Diversity
90%Caucasian
2%African American
3%Hispanic
1%Asian American
2%Native American
2%International
0%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students


NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


The University of South Dakota is the flagship university for the state of South Dakota, combining a liberal arts tradition with the opportunities of a large research university. USD hosts the state's only law school, medical school, college of fine arts, and AACSB accredited business school. The student-to-faculty ratio remains very low at just 15:1, while offering more than 130 undergraduate major and minor options. Throughout its history, USD has produced 13 Rhodes Scholars and 9 Truman Scholars.

The University of South Dakota Coyotes recently moved to NCAA Division I sports, and the campus boasts several recently constructed resources including the student center, business school, wellness center, Coyote Village residence hall, and Academic Commons.

Campus Location - Vermillion, South Dakota is located along the Missouri River in southeast South Dakota. Driving time to Sioux Falls, SD - 1hr., Sioux City, IA - 45 min., Omaha, NE - 2hr., Minneapolis, MN - 4hrs.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: American Indian Studies, Anthropology

Area Studies: International Studies, Latin American Studies, Native American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Theater Art

Athletics: Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Electronic Media Production and Management, Journalism, Journalism and Contemporary Media, Mass Communication, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address, Visual Communication Technology

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Curriculum/ Instruction Supervision, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, French, Kindergarten Education, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education, Theatre Education

English: English

Environmental Studies: Ecology, Sustainability Studies

Foreign Language: French, German, Spanish

General Studies: Classical Studies, Individualized Degree Program, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies

Health and Safety Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication Disorders, Dental Hygiene, Health Science, Health Services Administration, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Kinesiology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Substance Abuse/Addictions

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics

Military Sciences: Military Sciences

Performing Arts: Acting, Design/Technical, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theater, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Education

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies, Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Speech Pathology and Audiology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Closed Programs
Dental hygiene and nursing.

Limitations
OT/PT, College of Fine Arts

Unique Academic Programs
American Indian Studies

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 79 Internet
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 6/4/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $4,011.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 18
  • Plan B: 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/4/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $100 Year Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003474

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 6/4/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $1,963
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $600
  • Proximity to campus: 1 mile
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1454.50 declining balance plan.
  • $1651.85 per semester for 17 meals per week.
  • $1330.60 per semester for 10 meals per week.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.