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Princeton Review Lists USD Among Top 381 Colleges

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NEW YORK -- The Princeton Review ranked the University of South Dakota as one of the best 381 colleges in the U.S. and among the best Midwestern schools in its 2017 guide that went on sale Tuesday.

The education services company known for its tutoring, test-prep programs, books, admission services and other resources for students said that only about 15 percent of the 2,500 four-year colleges in the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is one of its most popular guides.

The Princeton Review doesn’t rank the colleges in any category but instead uses surveys of 143,000 students that asked them 84 questions about their school’s academics, administration, student body and themselves.

Students gave USD high marks for its honors program, caring professors, small teacher-to-student ratio, number of national scholars and wide variety of academic programs. Read the USD listing.

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Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News