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  • Locations: Vermillion, SD, United States;
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Restrictions: LSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 02/14/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/14/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Required: 2.5
APA Program Type: NSE Exchange - Domestic/Canada Credit Type: LSU credits via transfer
APA Advisor: Marissa Baham Click here for a definition of this term US State: South Dakota - SD
Click here for a definition of this term NSE Tuition Plan(s): Plan A, Plan B
Program Description:

University of South DakotaUniversity of South Dakota

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.

Fast Facts

Campus Statistics

Location Setting Pop. Enroll Housing Lang. Type
Vermillion, SD Rural 10,000 10,284 27% on-campus English Semester

Campus Diversity

White African Amer. Hispanic Asian Native Amer. Int'l Other
90% 2% 3% 1% 2% 2% 0%

Available Tuition Payment Plans

Plan A Plan B
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus. You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants. UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.
Placement availabilities may change at any time. Please reference the school's profile page on NSE.org for updated information.

Payment Estimates

Plan A Tuition/Fees Housing/Meals
$4,228 $3,516
These prices are estimates and are subject to change. Please reference the host university site for accurate details.

Programs of Study Open to NSE Students

For an accurate list of programs of study open to NSE students, please reference the list of "Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students" on the NSE School Profile for University of South Dakota.

This list is maintained by the host NSE coordinator and is kept up-to-date. All classes taken while on an NSE exchange will transfer back as LSU credit. The LSU NSE coordinator will work with you to determine course equivalencies.

Special Conditions

For a full list of special conditions, please visit www.NSE.org and search the NSE section of the APA website.

GPA and Other Academic Requirements

  • 2.5 GPA

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 accept on Plan A