These schools are similar to University of South Dakota in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
100% of students
I loved the ability to be able to easily speak to other students and make friends.
I feel like non-traditional students may have it a bit harder, I am not sure why...
USD has a productive staff and everyone is very excepting of one another.
The student body is closed off and needs more interactions.
What I loved about the University of South Dakota was the small classrooms and the ability to form relationships with your professors.
The bad part about the University of South Dakota is the quality of professors. There are quite a few professors who work here and intend to stay here, but there are many professors who get jobs here just so they can advance their careers. In this sense, USD is just a steppingstone in the hierarchy for professors.
I like how welcoming the environment is. Everyone was very welcoming when I first started and I really enjoyed that. The staff is very nice, and they all mean well!
Some profs aren't the easiest to impress, some grade hard, and some don't. It's all about constantly checking every teacher's grading scale.
All of the professors are willing to help and a very welcoming environment overall!!
Residential Dining is not always the best, but luckily there are other dining options available.
Overall, I have had an amazing experience at the University of South Dakota. It is a small school, but with Division 1 sports, you feel like you are at a big school. The Business School is amazing and provides so many opportunities for its students to network, be involved, and gain experience in the real world.
One thing to be aware of is it is a suitcase college. About half the campus will stay every weekend, and the other half will go home.