Location: Vermillion, South Dakota
Founded: 1862 (the State's oldest university)
President: James W. Abbott, J.D. (since 1997)
USD is located on an attractive 274-acre campus in Vermillion, a small community nestled along the bluffs above the Missouri River in the southeast corner of South Dakota. Vermillion serves as a safe, welcoming host for the university and recreational and cultural opportunities abound in town, the nearby countryside and in neighboring communities.
There are more than 120 organizations and clubs, including social, sports, religious, pre-professional and hobby groups.