The University of South Dakota is South Dakota’s flagship university. Located on a scenic and safe 274-acre campus in the small city of Vermillion, USD is home to approximately 10,000 students. USD is unique because it is a research intense university with a small-college feel. The University has been accredited continuously by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1913. Many programs have specialized accreditations, including The School of Business (AACSB), Nursing (NLNAC), and Chemistry (ACS). The University is recognized as one of the US News and World Report’s “Best National Universities,” Forbes’ “Best 280 Colleges” and Princeton Review’s “Best 380 Colleges.” USD welcomes international students from around the world; currently there are students from 54 countries on campus.
It’s hard to find a better educational value. At the University of South Dakota, students get the individual attention for which small private colleges are known with the world-class education and lower tuition rates expected at a large state university. Students also report higher satisfaction than national averages and find faculty to be accessible and helpful mentors. Outstanding academic programs, affordable tuition, state-of-the-art facilities, vibrant student life and a safe environment all provide an unforgettable college experience, an unmatched education and an unlimited future.
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