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NCAA Division I-AA
Missouri Valley Conference
University of South Dakota Rankings
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High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
Most Popular Majors
Health Service Preparatory Studies87 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies69 Graduates
Elementary Education60 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies57 Graduates
Business Administration and Management51 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities46 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.65 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.80 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
University of South Dakota Reviews
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Overall, great experience throughout. The campus is beautiful not too big and not too small. I believe it is a perfect size. I am originally from California, but I am glad that I got to experience school in South Dakota. All though the small town vibe can seem kind of daunting at times, the environment and the people make it all better. It seems that you get to know everyone. Professors also seem to put in the time to make sure that everything is being understood, or help with anything necessary. As well as advisors, especially those on campus. They literally help you with everything. Overall, great school!
I really like the University of South Dakota. The campus is small enough that it's not overwhelming, but it still gives you the feel of a big campus. There are a lot of opportunities on campus to get connected. There are over 200 clubs and organizations on campus. They also have Yote Float Tuesdays, where you can get a root beer float every Tuesday of the school year. And they have Free Popcorn Fridays and Wear Red Fridays wear you can earn points for a silent auction at the end of the year for Yote gear! I cannot explain how much I love this school, and I'm so glad I'm attending!
The University of South Dakota is sometimes called South Dakota's "hidden gem" for education. When you aren't stuck with the frustrating experience of a TA teaching your gen-ed course, or one who speaks limited English, the professors there are pretty much amazing. The campus is small enough that you can walk pretty much everywhere, but the student body is large enough to keep it from being "too small" or boring. The night-life is insane for the Midwest. D-days is a force to be reckoned with. USD made the nation's Top 15 party schools. Greek life exists. There are opportunities to be involved in the community. Several churches for small town. School housing sucks. Food is not great, but recently expanded a-la-carte options. Reasonable tuition. VERY BUREAUCRATIC SYSTEM- if you need help with financial aid or an appeal or something "extra" - good luck.