University of South Dakota

University of South Dakota

USA

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The University of South Dakota is a big-time university with a small-college feel, and home to world-class academics and out-of-class opportunities.

  • South Dakota’s flagship university
  • Innovative technology + memorable mentors
  • Home to 10,038 students
  • Among Forbe’s “America’s Top Colleges”
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Overview

The University of South Dakota (USD) 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 10,038 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’ “America’s Top Colleges” and Princeton Review’s “Best 381 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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6.0

Undergraduate

5.5

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79

Undergraduate

71

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OVERALL COST OF LIVING

$9144.1

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$4974.7

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$11890

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Tuyen, Vietnam 4

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This is my first year in the United State. I came here in December 14, 2017 during the winter break to get a Bsc. degree in Computer Science. The first impression I had was amazing. First I was so impressed that the University came to pick me up at the Sioux Falls Airport, and it was all free. This real read full review

This is my first year in the United State. I came here in December 14, 2017 during the winter break to get a Bsc. degree in Computer Science. The first impression I had was amazing. First I was so impressed that the University came to pick me up at the Sioux Falls Airport, and it was all free. This really meant a lot to me Coming from Vietnam to United State of America, my English was not so good. The professors and academic advisors were very kind and patient with my leaning process. This makes me more comfortable and I could easily approach them to ask for help with my studies. Clearly, the faculty members are very committed to the students; they really want you to succeed and they help you build your career in the right direction.. I have also had the privilege of making great friends here in vermillion. You will be certain that someone will say hi to you on the street of vermillion no matter the color of your skin. It makes you feel at home and so welcome. As per the University, it is really a beautiful scenic view. The University looks like an harry Potter Movie with many beautiful settings. The University also has a lot of facilities like the Dome and the Wellness center where Student can exercise and have fun. University of South Dakota is indeed an amazing place to study, build your career and build remarkable relationships with great people. show less

Muhammad, USA 5

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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