Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeB
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NCAA Division I-AA
Missouri Valley Conference
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High School GPA
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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.44 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Health/Medical Preparatory Programs87Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Safety Studies69Graduates
- Elementary Education60Graduates
- Recreation & Fitness57Graduates
- Business Administration and Management51Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities46Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.63 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.78 responses
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- Very Good267
The social atmosphere here at USD is AMAZING! I have been attending the University for just over a semester and I am still constantly meeting new people. Everyone here is so friendly and excited to meet new people. I didn't have many friends coming into my first year here, after one semester I can walk anywhere on campus and see someone I am now friends with. The experience with meeting people here on campus has far surpassed any expectations that I had before I came here. Constantly meeting new people is one of the biggest reasons that I am highly enjoying my time here at the University of South Dakota!
- College Freshman
- Feb 11 2014
Although Vermillion doesn't offer a whole lot, USD does. The campus is beautiful, there are trees and green grass everywhere! The dining services are excellent in the sense that students have several options for eating in The Commons or in the campus restaurants. The buildings are very nice including the library which is a nice place to study and the Muenster University Center, a fun place to hang out and grab a bite to eat. There are also convenience stores that are open late. You can get involved in a variety of ways because there are many clubs and organizations. I also love that there are several opportunities to travel to other places whether it be a summer internship in Australia, an exchange program anywhere in the United States, or a year abroad.
- College Sophomore
- Aug 31 2012
The commons gets old fast and other than the salad bar and sub sandwich place there are only a select few healthy options. Everything is overpriced and the quality is not worth the price. I do like the quesadillas, paninni's, and noodle options on campus. The Home Zone was good too when that was there. Also, the home baked breads, and goodies were great! I miss those now that I am off campus. They do have a variety of healthy choices such as fruit, veggies, yogurt, hummus, etc. that is appreciated. I do really enjoy Qudoba and have not been to Einstien's yet but it looks good. The coffee on campus is also good but overpriced. My main complaint is the quality of food at the commons and the price of food.
- College Senior
- Mar 31 2014