Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodB-
- Student LifeB
University of South Dakota is ...
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.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
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responsesReport
After University of South Dakota
- Very Good267
The University of South Dakota is an amazing college that provides many opportunities for involvement for the students. The campus is exquisite and gorgeous with its older buildings along with the multitude of trees and even the inventive glass structures of the School of Business and the Medical School. The dorm rooms are very spacious and feel like home. The professors are awesome and with such smaller classes than one might find at a larger university there is a chance to connect with professors and receive the help that is required to pass a class. The food is also incredibly delicious here with many varieties to choose from Chinese food to bagels to a nice plate of spaghetti.
- 2 months ago
Compared to other schools for how much money it costs, it is one of the best schools to go to to get your degree. I have never heard a complaint about anything other than your expected typical college experience. If you pick carefully and ask around you can always get teachers that are pretty good at worrying that you succeed, they are very engaging and have surprisingly held my attention for some dull topics. I feel very comfortable and safe in Vermillion and it also has great places you can go such as going on some hiking trails or going to the beach. I wouldn't choose to go to any other school.
- College Freshman
- 7 months ago
The facilities themselves are absolutely amazing not only for the athletes but also for nonathletes. The only reason I go to the gym is because you meet so many great people since they have so many things to do there it just draws people in, such as a huge rock wall. But sports performance wise.... its cool to go to the games becasue a lot of people from the town come but a lot of people think our football team is not good so people go to the games just to have a good time, but everyone leaves at halftime. None of the other sports get much attention besides basketball. One could argue that basketball is the best sport at USD. We recently won a huge tournament for womens basketball and filled the entire stadium. Boys basketball is fun too but our girls team is amazing, we even lost our girls coach after winning to UNL.
- College Freshman
- 7 months ago