University of South Dakota

Type: Public University

Student Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Founded: 1862


Ranking: U.S News #239

The University of South Dakota (USD) is a public research university in Vermillion, South Dakota. Established by the Dakota Territory legislature in 1862, 27 years before the establishment of the state of South Dakota,[5] USD is the flagship university for the state of South Dakota and the state's oldest public university. It occupies a 274 acres (1.11 km2) campus located in southeastern South Dakota, approximately 63 miles (101 km) southwest of Sioux Falls, 39 miles (63 km) northwest of Sioux City, Iowa, and north of the Missouri River. The university is home to South Dakota's only medical school and law school.[6] It is also home to the National Music Museum, with over 15,000 American, European, and non-Western instruments.[7] USD is governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents, and its president is Sheila Gestring. The university has been accredited by the North Central Association of College and Schools since 1913. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity". University of South Dakota's alumni include a total of 17 Truman Scholars, 12 Rhodes Scholars, and 1 Nobel Laureate, (Ernest Lawrence '22, 1939 Nobel Prize in Physics.) The athletic teams compete in the NCAA's Division I as members of The Summit League, except football, which competes in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Highlights: ⮚ Named a U.S. News & World Report 'Best National University' every year since 1992 ⮚ Recognized as one of the Princeton Review’s “387 Best Colleges” for 22 consecutive years ⮚ USD's Knudson School of Law was named a Princeton Review “Best Law School” in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, and 2022. ⮚ USD's Beacom School of Business has held a spot in the Princeton Review’s “Top 20 Online MBA Programs” for the past six years, and has been recognized as one of its “Best Business Schools” for several years. ⮚ Distinguished as one of Forbes’ “America’s Best Colleges” in 2004, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019. ⮚ Ranked among Forbes’ “Top Research Universities” and “Best in the Midwest”. ⮚ Named a 2021 U.S. News & World Report "Best Online Graduate Business Programs".
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414 E Clark St, Vermillion SD 57069 United States