University of South Dakota

University of South Dakota

USA

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USD is a nationally ranked public liberal arts university offering world-class undergraduate and graduate programs since 1862.

  • Established in 1862, South Dakota’s flagship university
  • 17:1 student/faculty ratio
  • Over 206 undergraduate programs and 66 graduate programs
  • Consistently ranked one of the best universities in the USA
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Overview

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.

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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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5.5

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79

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71

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OVERALL COST OF LIVING

$9144.1

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

$4974.7

AVERAGE TUITION FEE PER YEAR*

UNDERGRADUATE

$11890

POSTGRADUATE

$11620

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A hidden gem in the Midwest

USD is truly a unique university in the United States. I am currently in my senior year, and I look back at my time here as some of the best years of my life so far. Saying people here are friendly is an understatement. At times, I will just be walking down the street and people that I don't even know w read full review

USD is truly a unique university in the United States. I am currently in my senior year, and I look back at my time here as some of the best years of my life so far. Saying people here are friendly is an understatement. At times, I will just be walking down the street and people that I don't even know will say hi and wave. In addition, the faculty are incredible. Professors actually spend time getting to know students and truly care for them. There have been countless times when I have gone to a professor to get advice, even on matters unrelated to school. Overall, I have loved my time here and would highly recommend it to prospective students looking to broaden their horizons while getting a world-class education. show less

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