University of South Dakota

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Application (Fall 2014)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application deadline (international students) rolling
Notification of admissions (as submitted by school) On a rolling basis beginning January 14
Same admissions standards are used for all online programs No
Denies enrollment to some qualified applicants Yes
Admits applicants living abroad Yes
SOC Member Yes
Offers DANTES course(s) for applied credit No

Admissions & Enrollment

Applicants 146
Accepted 124
New entrants 124
Acceptance rate 85%
Average undergraduate GPA 3.32
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 100%
Average GMAT score 551
Entrants providing GMAT scores 100%
Average GRE score breakdown 0.0 analytical writing
Entrants providing GRE scores 0%
Students with prior work experience 66%
Average months work experience of new entrants 120

Requirements

Application essay required Yes
Standardized test requirement GMAT
Letters of recommendation 2
Letters of recommendation from professional contacts 1
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required Paper 550, internet 79

Admission Factors

Academic factors
Undergraduate institution Considered
Class rank Considered
Undergraduate GPA Very Important
Undergraduate field of study Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Standardized test scores Very Important
Non-academic factors
Application essay Important
Interview Not Considered
Work experience Considered
Character/personal qualities Considered
First-generation college student Not Considered
Alumni/alumnae relations Considered
Geographical residence Not Considered
Applicant's interest level Important

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Matthew Hammer
Admissions phone (800) 233-7937
Admissions email grad@usd.edu
Admissions website http://www.usd.edu/gradsch

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