Best colleges in South Dakota

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March 23, 2022
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Best colleges in South Dakota

Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions a person will make for their education, impacting everything from future earnings and employment to potential student loan debt and social circles.

While every student wants to get the best education they possibly can, there are myriad other considerations to take into account: location, size, diversity, areas of focus, study abroad opportunities—the list goes on. While best college lists are often topped with the same handful of expensive Ivy League schools, the U.S. is home to more than 4,000 degree-granting schools spread out across all 50 states and several territories, with amazing education offerings for students of every age.

Stacker compiled a list of the best colleges in South Dakota using rankings from Niche. Keep reading to see the best schools in your state.

#6. University of Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls)
- Acceptance rate: 91% (1070-1230 SAT)
- Net Price: $19,744

#5. Northern State University (Aberdeen)
- Acceptance rate: 84% (980-1190 SAT)
- Net Price: $15,575

#4. South Dakota State University (Brookings)
- Acceptance rate: 90% (1050-1260 SAT)
- Net Price: $18,195

#3. University of South Dakota (Vermillion)
- Acceptance rate: 86% (990-1180 SAT)
- Net Price: $17,689

#2. South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (Rapid City)
- Acceptance rate: 77% (1160-1360 SAT)
- Net Price: $19,444

#1. Augustana University (Sioux Falls)
- Acceptance rate: 67% (1090-1360 SAT)
- Net Price: $24,481

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