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Reviews 684 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security is available when needed

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors try to help when asked

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm really not partial to any of it

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school tries to get all students involved in each sport

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There is too much hype over sports

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoy it, but it is also all I know.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It is such a small town that it does create a safe atmosphere. USD requires everyone to go to a meeting informing us what sexual harassment is. It is a serious matter, and there is always someone to come to if it occurs. Such as RAs in the dorms. There are polices usually driving around the main streets and parking lots to make sure everything is okay.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The classes I taken have been okay. The art classes are extremely long, but I can see why. Otherwise, other classes aren't as long. The size of the classes I've taken haven't been that big, so it feels like the professor has a chance to get to know everyone. As for the professor, they are excellent. They straight forward tell the whole class that they are not here to waste our time and money. The advices they give are ones that I would take for the long run. They introduces new information and help us be more open with these topics and ideas.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They do a good job in the art department to get everyone involve with other people outside of USD. They want to build each students' network, and make it easier to find a job. There are always people from other business that visit USD, and talk about their work and try to get people involve. As well as informing us the opportunities we have to be more known in the art world.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is okay. There are ups and downs to it. The dorms are kinda small, but it can be considered cozy. The beds aren't the best, but it wasn't bad. It is easy to meet a lot of new people on the same floor. When people cook in the kitchen, it brings us all together. The cost is decent when there is more than two people living together. Otherwise, it is over priced. There are the main bathrooms and there is a private bathroom for both genders which is nice.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life brings people together. They host events and activities that anyone can join. Their purpose for these things makes an impact in the community and the campus life.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at USD is a big deal I would say. A lot of people go to the games and tailgate. They give incentives throughout the game so the students are still hyped up.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My overall experience has been okay. The classes aren't so bad; but the professors makes it more interesting. They have broaden my mind with their own experiences and advices. For sure my interests in the arts have expanded. Not only do they encourage each student, but the fact that they really do care. Besides that, the atmosphere at USD is welcoming. There is so much diversity, activities, and events that anyone can join.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: I have liked all of the classed I've taken.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus, but I know people that do and they enjoy it.

3 College Student

Greek Life: I'm not in a sorority.

3 College Student

Athletics: I'm not a big sports fan.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: Its been mostly generally education classes, so its been okay.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Students pay for their tickets to games and school support fees were increased to support the sports. The only redeeming thing is the wellness center which is pretty amazing.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Out of state tuition rate is high, the administrative staff are terrible, and half the classes are taught by TAs that know nothing. The only reason to attend is if you live in the midwest and are interested in business or medical degrees.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: Everything has been great. The curriculum includes what will be needed and not any that are not needed. The professors are also great.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is great and all, the only down side is not being in a Greek and being a guy. You're going to have a hard time getting into any house not being a Greek if you are a guy.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports are very important, although some get discouraged by the constant bragging of others about their sports scholarships.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's good for the price and location!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't have much experience with the greek life

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USD may not be well-known nationally, but the Midwest ranks many of the University’s departments as some of the top ones in the area, and most of the students say they wouldn’t wish to be anywhere else. Students unhappy with USD are usually those that are unhappy with the locale and the expected degree of work. After all, there’s nothing wrong with small-town South Dakota. In fact, when it comes to a friendly atmosphere, USD couldn’t get much better. Whether you’re in class or just hanging out chatting on one of Vermillion’s green lawns, students and faculty on campus are polite, conversational, and generally happy. And with all the tutorial opportunities and student advisors, leaders, and philanthropists, USD students, for the most part, are always willing to meet a new face and began a new friendship.

USD may lack transportation and have students who speak with a Midwestern accent, but there definitely is a huge variety of student interests, considering the school attracts not only city kids and future doctors but also farm-raised tomboys and top ACT rankers. But because of this, USD has adapted to being prepared to deal with classmates that may have everything or nothing in common. It is part of what makes the campus, classes, and community so neat. If you’re looking for the friendliness of a small community, the competition of a top school, and the educational opportunities of a private institution, USD has the ability to offer all three. In addition, while here, you’ll have every chance possible to do some hands-on researching, be part of some amazing organizations, receive some downhome attention, and make friends to last a lifetime.

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