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Admission Comparison Between South Dakota Colleges

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Acceptance Rate and Application Statistics

Next table compares the admission related statistics including number of applicants, admitted, and enrolled between Colleges in South Dakota. The average acceptance rate of Colleges in South Dakota is 83.36% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 33.93%.
Dakota Wesleyan University has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 66.70% and Dakota State University has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 56.14% among Colleges in South Dakota. The numbers in parenthesis() in below table represent the number and rate by gender (men/women). The statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2019-2020.
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Admission Stats Comparison Between Colleges In South Dakota
Name ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
Augustana University
2,224 (935/1,289) 1,488 (576/912) 432 (153/279) 67% (62%/71%) 29% (27%/22%)
Black Hills Beauty College
No admission statistics available for the school.
Black Hills State University
2,129 (759/1,370) 1,787 (605/1,182) 521 (171/350) 84% (80%/86%) 29% (28%/26%)
Dakota State University
978 (631/347) 757 (502/255) 425 (315/110) 77% (80%/73%) 56% (63%/32%)
Dakota Wesleyan University
916 (595/321) 611 (377/234) 165 (85/80) 67% (63%/73%) 27% (23%/25%)
Headlines Academy Inc
No admission statistics available for the school.
Lake Area Technical Institute
No admission statistics available for the school.
Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
No admission statistics available for the school.
Mitchell Technical Institute
No admission statistics available for the school.
Mount Marty College
479 (225/254) 343 (152/191) 124 (52/72) 72% (68%/75%) 36% (34%/28%)
National American University-Rapid CityNo admission statistics available for the school.
National American University-Sioux FallsNo admission statistics available for the school.
Sioux Falls Seminary
No admission statistics available for the school.
Northern State University
1,409 (630/779) 1,190 (520/670) 342 (170/172) 84% (83%/86%) 29% (33%/22%)
Oglala Lakota College
No admission statistics available for the school.
Presentation College
367 (303/64) 331 (271/60) 70 (54/16) 90% (89%/94%) 21% (20%/25%)
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
No admission statistics available for the school.
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
1,504 (1,049/455) 1,152 (831/321) 468 (346/122) 77% (79%/71%) 41% (42%/27%)
South Dakota State University
5,861 (2,632/3,229) 5,277 (2,345/2,932) 2,123 (1,001/1,122) 90% (89%/91%) 40% (43%/35%)
Sinte Gleska University
No admission statistics available for the school.
University of Sioux Falls
1,929 (635/1,294) 1,764 (568/1,196) 297 (113/184) 91% (89%/92%) 17% (20%/14%)
Sanford Medical CenterNo admission statistics available for the school.
Sisseton Wahpeton College
No admission statistics available for the school.
Southeast Technical Institute
No admission statistics available for the school.
Stewart School
No admission statistics available for the school.
University of South Dakota
4,434 (1,624/2,810) 3,830 (1,367/2,463) 1,321 (460/861) 86% (84%/88%) 34% (34%/31%)
Western Dakota Technical Institute
No admission statistics available for the school.
National American University-Ellsworth AFB ExtensionNo admission statistics available for the school.
Broadview University - Globe University - Sioux Falls - Teach-OutNo admission statistics available for the school.
National American University-WatertownNo admission statistics available for the school.
Institute of Lutheran TheologyNo admission statistics available for the school.
Average2,021 (911/911)1,685 (738/947)572 (265/306)83.36% (81.0%/104.0%)33.93% (36.0%/32.3%)
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SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 998 and 75th percentile is 1,219 for Colleges in South Dakota. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 551 and the average SAT Math score is 558.
has the highest SAT scores of -1 and has the lowest SAT scores of 1,000,000 among Colleges in South Dakota. Next table compares SAT Scores between Colleges in South Dakota for academic year 2019-2020.
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SAT Score Comparison Between Colleges In South Dakota
NameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
Augustana University
7%
(32)
550660540700
Black Hills Beauty College
No applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Black Hills State University
12%
(59)
490590480580
Dakota State University
12%
(52)
500640505630
Dakota Wesleyan University
15%
(25)
450590440560
Headlines Academy Inc
No applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Lake Area Technical Institute
No applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
No applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Mitchell Technical Institute
No applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Mount Marty College
6%
(8)
410540400510
National American University-Rapid CityNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
National American University-Sioux FallsNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Sioux Falls Seminary
No applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Northern State University
5%
(16)
470570510620
Oglala Lakota College
No applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Presentation College
50%
(35)
463598503595
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
No applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
26%
(123)
565665590690
South Dakota State University
4%
(76)
520630530630
Sinte Gleska University
No applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
University of Sioux Falls
4%
(11)
500610570620
Sanford Medical CenterNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Sisseton Wahpeton College
No applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Southeast Technical Institute
No applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Stewart School
No applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
University of South Dakota
5%
(69)
500600490580
Western Dakota Technical Institute
No applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
National American University-Ellsworth AFB ExtensionNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Broadview University - Globe University - Sioux Falls - Teach-OutNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
National American University-WatertownNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Institute of Lutheran TheologyNo applicants have submitted SAT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Average13.27% 492.55608.45 505.27610.45

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

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ACT Scores Comparison

The average ACT score of 25th percentile is 57 and 75th percentile is 76 for Colleges in South Dakota. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 22, the average ACT English score is 21, and the average ACT Math score is 22.
has the highest ACT scores of -1 and has the lowest ACT scores of 1,000,000 among Colleges in South Dakota. Next table compares ACT Scores between Colleges in South Dakota for academic year 2019-2020.
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ACT Score Comparison Between Colleges In South Dakota
NameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
Augustana University
92%
(399)
2329 22282230
Black Hills Beauty College
No applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Black Hills State University
83%
(411)
1824 17241725
Dakota State University
88%
(372)
1925 17251926
Dakota Wesleyan University
85%
(140)
1924 16231825
Headlines Academy Inc
No applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Lake Area Technical Institute
No applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
No applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Mitchell Technical Institute
No applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Mount Marty College
70%
(87)
1824 17231725
National American University-Rapid CityNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
National American University-Sioux FallsNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Sioux Falls Seminary
No applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Northern State University
91%
(311)
1925 17241826
Oglala Lakota College
No applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Presentation College
69%
(48)
1721 16211622
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
No applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
84%
(394)
2429 22302530
South Dakota State University
96%
(2,033)
1926 18251926
Sinte Gleska University
No applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
University of Sioux Falls
96%
(286)
2025 19242025
Sanford Medical CenterNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Sisseton Wahpeton College
No applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Southeast Technical Institute
No applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Stewart School
No applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
University of South Dakota
92%
(1,198)
1925 18251825
Western Dakota Technical Institute
No applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
National American University-Ellsworth AFB ExtensionNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Broadview University - Globe University - Sioux Falls - Teach-OutNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
National American University-WatertownNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Institute of Lutheran TheologyNo applicants have submitted ACT score or the school did not report its score distribution.
Average86.00% 19.5525.18 18.0924.73 19.0025.91

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

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Application Requirements

Next table list and compare the requirements when applying Colleges in South Dakota based on academic year 2019-2020 data.
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Application Requirements Comparison Between Colleges In South Dakota
NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
Augustana University
Black Hills Beauty College
Information about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Black Hills State University
Dakota State University
Dakota Wesleyan University
Headlines Academy Inc
Information about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Lake Area Technical Institute
Information about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Avera McKennan Hospital School of Radiologic Technology
Information about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Mitchell Technical Institute
Information about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Mount Marty College
National American University-Rapid CityInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
National American University-Sioux FallsInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Sioux Falls Seminary
Information about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Northern State University
Oglala Lakota College
Information about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Presentation College
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
Information about requirements for applying to school is not available.
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
South Dakota State University
Sinte Gleska University
Information about requirements for applying to school is not available.
University of Sioux Falls
Sanford Medical CenterInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Sisseton Wahpeton College
Information about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Southeast Technical Institute
Information about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Stewart School
Information about requirements for applying to school is not available.
University of South Dakota
Western Dakota Technical Institute
Information about requirements for applying to school is not available.
National American University-Ellsworth AFB ExtensionInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Broadview University - Globe University - Sioux Falls - Teach-OutInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
National American University-WatertownInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.
Institute of Lutheran TheologyInformation about requirements for applying to school is not available.

: Required : Considered but not Required : Recommended : Neither Required nor Recommended

  • HS GPA: High School or Secondary School GPA
  • HS Rank: High School or Secondary School Rank
  • HS Record: High School or Secondary School Record
  • Prep. Program: Completion of College Preparatory Program
  • Rec.: Recommendations
  • Comp.: Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)
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