USD joins a prestigious national group of schools including Yale, Stanford University, and Cornell University, but enjoys the distinction of being the only South Dakota school listed.�
According to the publication,�"There are many things that can make a school interesting � be it academic strengths, student body, or specialty programs."
Terisa Remelius, dean of students at USD, echoed Newsweek-Kaplan's praise and added,�"I am not surprised to find that the university is the only school in South Dakota recognized for this distinction. I was drawn to work here because of the incredible student body and comprehensive academics.
"We can all take great pride in being affiliated with a school that really cares for all students and wants to provide this type of interesting, engaging environment," Remelius said.
A complete listing of recognized schools is available in the special edition of Newsweek-Kaplan, "America's Hottest Colleges: New 2006 Edition," on newsstands now.