One of the top reasons to attend the University of South Dakota is that it's a quality education for a reasonable price. I know so many people that come out of state to attend USD, because it's cheaper than their home state's universities. However, just because it's cheaper doesn't mean the quality of education suffers. USD has produced many great graduates; in the field of journalism alone Al Neuharth and Tom Brokaw are both USD graduates. Another top reason to attend USD is, it just feels like home. Vermillion, SD is a small town with a big education. Even though USD is a NCAA D1 school, you never feel like just a number like at other big universities. There's plenty to do in Vermillion, SD but if you're looking for something the town doesn't have to offer Sioux Falls, SD is only 45 minutes away and Omaha, NE is a quick 2 1/2 hour drive.