University of South Dakota


Founded in 1862, the University of South Dakota is located on a 286-acre campus in Vermillion, a university-minded community nestled along the bluffs of the Missouri River in the southeast corner of South Dakota.

Committed to excellence in education, research and service, the university ranks in the Carnegie Classification of Doctoral/Research Intensive Universities and is South Dakota's designated liberal arts institution. USD is home to South Dakota's only law and medical schools, college of fine arts and AACSB accredited Beacom School of Business and is annually recognized by national publications such as The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for its academic excellence, affordability and value. One of the many South Dakota Board of Regents Centers of Excellence is located at the university.

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association has accredited the university since 1913. The University of SouthDakota offers a broad curriculum in liberal arts and professional programs in seven schools and colleges. More than 132 majors are available along with 62 graduate and professional programs.

On campus, new facilities recently completed include the medical school's Lee Medicine and Science Building (2008), campus hub Muenster University Center (2009), state-of-the-art Beacome School of Business(2009), Coyote Village student housing complex (2010), and 61,000 square-foot Wellness Center (2011).  Pardee Laboratory was renovated in 2010 along with Slagle Hall Auditorium in 2011.   Additionally, the South Dakota’s NCAA Division I athletic teams compete in the iconic DakotaDome.

How much would I save with WUE?

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NOTE: The rates shown are taken from WICHE's most recent annual Tuition and Fees Report (published in December) and do not include fees. We strongly encourage you to verify these rates with the admissions office of the institution where you want to enroll.

This institution offers the WUE rate to transfer students.

The WUE tuition rate applies to the majors listed below. If the major is not listed here, it is not eligible for the WUE rate:

Program Name   Degree Type(s)    
Accounting   BA    
Addiction Studies/Prevention/Treatment   CERT, BS    
American Indian Studies   BA    
Anthropology   BA, BS    
Art   BA    
Art Education   BA    
Art in Health   CERT    
Audiology/Audiologist   ASSOC    
Bioethics   CERT    
Biology Education   BS    
Biology/Medical Biology   BS    
Biomedical Sciences, General   BS    
Business Analytics   CERT    
Ceramics   CERT    
Chemistry   BS    
Clinical Laboratory Science   BS    
Communication Sciences and Disorders   BA, BS    
Communication studies / Communication and leadership   CERT, BA, BS    
Community Health and Preventive Medicine   CERT    
Computer Science   BA, BS    
Contemporary Media and Journalism   BA, BS    
Criminal Justice Studies   BA, BS    
Dental Hygiene/Dental Hygiene Leadership   CERT, ASSOC, BS    
Drawing   CERT    
Earth Science/Education   BS    
Economics   BA, BS    
Elementary Education/Special Education   BS    
English   BA, BS    
English Education   BA, BS    
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies   BA    
Finance   BS    
French Studies   BA    
General Studies   ASSOC, BS    
German   BA    
Graphic Design/Web Design   CERT, ASSOC    
Health Sciences/Health Care Leadership   CERT, BS    
Health Services Admin / Long Term Care   CERT, BA    
History   BA, BS    
History Education   BA, BS    
Indian/Native American Education   CERT    
Integrated Sci/Laboratory Science / Regulatory Affairs   CERT, ASSOC    
International Studies   BA    
Kinesiology/Sport Management/Exercise Sci   BS    
Liberal Studies   BS    
Management/Human Resource Management   BA    
Marketing   CERT, BA    
Mathematics   BS    
Mathematics Education   BS    
Mental Health Counseling   CERT    
Museology/Museum Studies   CERT    
Music Performance   BA, BS    
Musical Arts   CERT, BA    
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management   CERT    
Nursing   ASSOC, BS    
Operational Analytics   BA    
Painting   CERT    
Persional Supervision   CERT    
Philosophy   BA, BS    
Photography   CERT    
Physical Education   BS    
Physics/Education   BS    
Political Science   BA, BS    
Printmaking   CERT    
Psychology   BA, BS    
Reading Teacher Education   CERT    
Sculpture   CERT    
Small Business Entrepreneur   CERT    
Social Work   BS    
Sociology   BA, BS    
Spanish   BA    
Spanish Education   BS    
Special Education   BS    
Speech Communication/Communication Studies/Education   BA, BS    
State Govt Leadership Excellence   CERT    
Sustainability Studies/Natural Sci/Social Sci   BA, BS    
Technical Leadership   BS    
Theatre   BA    

Enrollment Information

Contact the Admissions office at (877) 269-6837 for a WUE application and additional information. 

Contact Information


University of South Dakota
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
-209-0837 (COYOTES)