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National rankings recognize the University of South Dakota for academic excellence and exceptional value.

Princeton Review Names School of Law

Princeton Review cites School of Law in "The Best 169 Law Schools" publication.

  • School praised for excellent relationship with the state bar association, the Circuit Court and the State Supreme Court and more. Read More>
Princeton Review Names School of Business One of the Best

Princeton Review Includes Beacom School of Business in "The Best 296 Business Schools" edition. Read More>

  • Lauds school for affordability and high-quality business programs. Read More>
Best Value Law School

The National Jurist ranks School of Law 'Best Value'

America's Best

U.S. News & World Report names USD as one of America's best "National Universities".

  • USD recognized for 24th consecutive year. Read More>
Military Friendly Ranking

Victory Media Names USD a Military Friendly School.

Top 10 Most Popular Med School

U.S. News & World Report names Sanford School of Medicine as one of nation's most popular medical schools.

  • USD recognized for enrolling the highest percentage of accepted students. Read More>
Best Value

Forbes names USD 'Top Research and Best in the Midwest' in its 'America's 2014 Top Colleges' edition. Read More>

  • USD ranked among the publication's Top Colleges overall.
Princeton Review Names USD One of the Best

Princeton Review cites USD as 'one of nation's best' for 16th consecutive year. Read More>

  • USD praised for wide selection of career placement services and described the Honors Program as "the best-kept secret in the country."
Mathematics Ranking

Affordable Colleges Online recognizes USD's Department of Mathematics. Read More>

  • Department recognized for providing a high quality mathematics education at an affordable price.
NCTQ Teacher Prep Honor Roll Ranking

USD named to NCTQ Teacher Prep Honor Roll for secondary education program. Read More>

  • Only 14 percent of all secondary education programs in the nation recognized. USD also named a top 25 Bargain for teacher education by NCTQ.
Law School One of the Best

U.S. News & World Report calls School of Law one of the best in the country for graduates working at judicial clerkships. Read More>

  • USD School of Law is fifth nationally.
National Law Journal ranks Law School

National Law Journal ranks School of Law fifth nationally for grads in government, public interest occupations. Read More>

Sanford School of Medicine

U.S. News & World Report ranks Sanford School of Medicine among nation's best for rural medicine. Read More>

  • "Best Graduate Schools 2015" guide ranks USD's medical school at No. 5, rising four spots...
Online Graduate Business Program Ranking

U.S. News & World Report praises USD's Online Graduate Business Program. Read More>

  • USD's Beacom School of Business Ranked No. 27 out of 61 as one of the Best Online Business Programs in the nation.
MBA National Ranking

USD M.B.A. named 'Rising Star' by FindyourMBA.com. Read more>

  • Beacom School of Business cited for providing "a first-rate learning environment for both on campus and distance students."
Best MPA Degree

Online MPA degree gets 'Best Buy' and "A" grades by GetEducated.com. Read More>

  • GetEducated.com ranks ranked USD's online degree No. 2 on its 2014 "Best Affordable Masters in Accounting Online" rankings.
Best Online MBA

Online MBA program gets 'Best Buy' by GetEducated.com. Read More>

  • GetEducated.com ranks the Best Affordable AACSB Online M.B.A.'s and lists USD's No. 13
Best For Vets Business School

Military Times ranks Beacom School of Business 'Best for Vets' Read More>

  • Beacom School of Business was ranked one of the top 30 schools in the nation.