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Graphic of Iowa and South Dakota. Iowa students can receive in-state tuition at USD.

As you think about what you want from your college experience, you might find that you want it all: The opportunities of a large school with the personal attention of a small college. The comfort of a welcoming community paired with the excitement of NCAA Division I athletics. A location that’s close to home but far enough away to give you independence.

The University of South Dakota checks all the boxes. Here's a glimpse into your USD experience:

  • 200+ academic program options
  • NCAA Division I Athletics
  • Study abroad and research opportunities
  • An incredible #YoteLife experience
  • 170+ student organizations that will make you feel at home
  • In-state tuition for you as an Iowa resident

With USD's in-state tuition rate for Iowa students, you'll pay the same low rate as South Dakota residents. You can get that out-of-state college experience you're looking for with an in-state price you can afford. It's the best of both worlds.

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Estimated undergraduate tuition, fees and costs for 2021-22*

SD & Iowa Residents 2021-22 costs*
Tuition & Fees (30 hours)a $9,432.00
Books (estimate) $1,200.00
Housingb $4,366.00
Food Servicec $3,846.00
Total* $18,844.00

* University of South Dakota tuition and fees are paid at the beginning of each semester and may change over the course of the year.

a) Students enrolled in select disciplines are subject to additional fees. View the listing of program fees.

b) Housing rates based on double occupancy in a traditional-style residence hall.

c) Undergraduate students living in residence halls are required to subscribe to a university meal plan. Food service rates shown represent the meal plan commonly assigned to incoming students. Various meal plans are available through the University of South Dakota's Dining Services.

We know you have your choice of many great colleges and universities in Iowa. So compare the costs, visit the campus and begin your out-of-state experience at the University of South Dakota.

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