University of South Dakota

University of South Dakota, E Clark St, Vermillion, SD, USA

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Urban, 274 acres (1.11km2)

The University of South Dakota (or informally USD or the U) is a public coeducational research university located in the small town community of Vermillion, South Dakota. USD was established by the Dakota Territory legislature in 1862, 27 years before the establishment of the state of South Dakota (first classes held 1882 in the Clay County Courthouse), USD is the oldest public university in the state.

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Motto: Truth

Endowment: $213.56 million

Administrative staff: 453

Students: 9,971

Undergraduates: 7,435

Postgraduates: 2,536

Male students 39 : 61 Female students

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