Accolades at the University of South Dakota

Princeton Review"Best 379 Colleges"

Princeton review cites USD as "one of nation's best."
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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Princeton Review"Best 169 Law Schools"

The University of South Dakota School of Law is one of the nation's most outstanding law schools, according to the Princeton Review. 
USD earns praise for excellent relationships with the state bar association, the Circuit Court and the State Supreme Court.
2015

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Princeton Review "Best 296 Business Schools"

Princeton Review names USD's Beacom School of Business as one of its "Best Business Schools." The publication praises USD's "good orientation program to help potential students familiarize themselves with the program” and  “accessible, high quality professors.”
2015

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U.S. News & World Report"Best National Universities"

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

1992, 1993, 1994,1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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National Jurist Magazine"Best Value Law School"

The USD School of Law ranks fifth in the nation for "Best Value" according to preLaw magazine, a National Jurist publication. Criteria used to identify the “Best Value” law schools, according to the magazine, were based on a two-year average for both first time bar pass rate and percent of students employed.
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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U.S. News &World Report"Best for Rural Medicine"

U.S. News & World Report ranks USD's Sanford School of Medicine among the nation's best for rural medicine in the publication's "Best Graduate Schools" guide.

2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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U.S. News &World ReportBest Online Graduate Business Programs

The University of South Dakota has one of the nation’s best online graduate degree programs for business, according to U.S. News and World Report. Ranking factors include retention and graduation rates, students in debt at graduation, the average undergraduate GPAs of new entrants, proportion of faculty members with terminal degrees, proportion of full-time faculty who are tenured or tenure-track, and whether the program offers support services like career placement assistance and academic advising so they are accessible to students remotely.

2014

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ForbesTop Research and Best in Midwest

Forbes ranks USD among the nation's Top Colleges overall with additional rankings as a  Forbes’ Top Research Universities and Best in the Midwest.

2014

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Military Times"Best for Vets"

When it comes to Veterans seeking a business degree, the University of South is a perfect fit, according to Military Times, which named USD’s Beacom School of Business a “Best for Vets: Business Schools”.

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National Law JournalGovernment and Public Interest Occupations

The USD School of Law is one of the top law schools in the nation when it comes to placing graduates in public interest and government jobs according the the National Law Journal.

2013

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Forbes Best Value & "America's Top Colleges"

Forbes ranks USD as a Best Value College and one of "America's Top Colleges". “America’s Top Colleges” assesses the quality of the educational experiences at 650 national institutions and highlights faculty expertise, career prospects, and emphasizes financial prudence, so students can make an informed, consumer choice when it comes to selecting a college or university.

America's Top Colleges: 2004, 2011, 2013, 2014 

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U.S News & World ReportJudicial Clerkships

The USD School of Law ranked fifth nationally for graduates working in judicial clerkships with federal, state and local judges.

2013

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