University of South Dakota
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.
On a 274 acres (1.11 km2) campus, USD is situated in the southeastern portion of South Dakota, approximately 63 miles (101 km) southwest of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 39 miles (63 km) northwest of Sioux City, Iowa and north of the Missouri River. The University of South Dakota is home to South Dakota's only medical school, law school, and accredited business school.