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Vermillion, SD
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$9,650 ($7,704)
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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Many of the students at USD have to dress according to the weather because it ranges so much throughout the year. But for the most part I believe that most students act and dress like their own gender stereotype.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: First of all, I'm not going to college to make friends. If I were, I would not choose this school. The girls are either stuck-up or idiots. The guys are shallow and jerks. Overall, there is a pretentious attitude that is really off-putting. That being said, they're friendly idiots, but not people you would want to study with.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is doing their own thing.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The individuals at USD are very diverse. There are many different social scenes in which to affiliate oneself. There are so many different groups, people, and organizations to join within USD that anyone is able to find people with similar interests, and even develop new interests and hobbies.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: USD is a very social school. The guys are pretty average I guess. The girls are typical college girls; which includes leggings/yoga pants, uggs, and scarves.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 452nd
    Party Guys
  • 638th
    Most Religious Girls
  • 674th
    Party Girls
  • 692nd
    Most Athletic Guys
  • 723rd
    Friendliest Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kerry Hacecky
Journalism/Public Relations/English minor
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Truth is, USD males tend to look forward to the weekends because it’s the time of the week where females are somewhat expected to spend time getting ready to go out and flaunt what they have. Hookups happen often, both on and off campus; however, not all students are concerned about looks, and you’ll find a decent amount of both guys and girls who feel much more comfortable in a T-shirt and jeans than a miniskirt or button-down shirt. Whatever you want to do and whomever you want to meet, you’ll have a chance here at USD.

There are those, especially girls, who do dress up to get noticed. If the girls are looking to get hit on all night or get compliments on their looks, they should dress nicely, put on makeup, and do their hair. For the guys, tight shirts seem to be in at USD, as long as you can pull it off. Either way, dressing up gets some sort of social reward. But you don’t have to dress up in order to be accepted—at least, not by your own gender. Plenty of students go out in University shirts, and sometimes a funny shirt will get more compliments than a tight one. There are a variety of students at USD, and you’re bound to find the crowd that interests you. We judge people more by who they are than by what they wear.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
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Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. The bars
  2. Football games
  3. Sponsored events or parties
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. The bars
  2. Frat houses
  3. Sporting events
  4. Campus grounds at night
  5. Parties
Social Scene
With a large majority of USD students majoring in political science, business, or mass communications, much of the student body is naturally outgoing and usually willing to interact with any student that shares at least a few similar interests. Like any college, you'll find your social butterflies and your less interactive students, but if you want to go out and interact with a crowd, you'll have no problem finding one. Most social students are in a number of organizations, and the best way to meet a variety of people is to surround yourself with a variety of organizations and opportunities.
Hookups or Relationships?
It's safe to say dating may be dead at USD. Most students prefer initial hookups before real romance, and a good number of students are in serious relationships with people other than USD students. If you're looking for romance, you may find it, but no one is making any promises. The social scene at USD is so interactive and energetic that relationships tend to fail before they even start. But, when you find the right one, everyone will be happy for the two of you, call you married, and forget to invite you to the singles party on Friday night. However, if you're looking to hook up with someone, you'll find a huge social scene willing to invite you out every weekend, where both the ladies and guys are just having some wholesome fun.
Dress Code
The dress code at USD is pretty flexible—everyone dresses according to his or her mood, style, and interest in being noticed. We have a variety of dress types, from hippies and skateboarders to young professionals to those who attend class in their pajamas. On the weekend, it's highly expected for most girls to look like they're ready for a night out, but wearing a shirt and jeans will still get you through the door—it just might not get you a date. Guys wear jeans downtown and out to parties. In general, it's not so much about what you're wearing but the attitude you are sending off that makes people notice you or not.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 20 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 18 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 22 responses

  • 29% Casual dating at your school
  • 15% Long-distance relationship
  • 12% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 12% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 12% None
  • 10% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 5% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Casual dating at a neighboring school

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Friendly
  • 29% Preppy
  • 14% Naive
  • 14% Tool

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 22 responses

  • 0% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 9% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 86% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 5% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.


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