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Tuition & Fees

$24,250

$24,250

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
27%
400-499
53%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
26%
400-499
47%
300-399
20%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
13%
400-499
40%
300-399
40%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
24%
18-23
41%
12-17
24%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
32%
18-23
40%
12-17
23%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
23%
18-23
63%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 463
Declined + 655
Total Received 1,118
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Private (nonprofit)

704

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Exercise Science
  2. Business Administration
  3. Education/elementary/secondary
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Codes

SAT 6684
ACT 1466

School Facts

Sterling, founded in 1887, is a private, Christian college. Its 42-acre campus is located in Sterling, 65 miles from Wichita.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 704
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Accredited by •  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Sterling, KS

42-acre, rural campus in Sterling (population: 2,299), 65 miles from Wichita. Major airport serves Wichita; bus and train serve Hutchinson (20 miles).

Sterling College
125 West Cooper
Sterling, KS 67579

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
76%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
27%
400-499
53%
300-399
13%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
26%
400-499
47%
300-399
20%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
13%
400-499
40%
300-399
40%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
24%
18-23
41%
12-17
24%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
32%
18-23
40%
12-17
23%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
23%
18-23
63%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

41%

acceptance rate

Accepted 463
Declined + 655
Total Received 1,118

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Particular talent/ability
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Tina Wohler
Vice President for Enrollment Services
P: 800 346-1017
F: 620 869-9021
admissions@sterling.edu

Cost

Tuition $23,400
Room $2,500
Board $4,716
Additional fees $850
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $32,666
Average Financial Aid - $21,107
Total with Avg. Aid $11,559

Financial Aid

89%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,107

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,372,515
State $382,108
Institutional $4,235,191
Other external
Total $5,989,814

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $453,365
Other external $185,928
Total $639,293

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Warriors/Lady Warriors
School colors
navy blue, red, and silver
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Athletic Training
Behavioral Science
Bible/Theology
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communications/Theatre
Criminal Justice
Elementary Education
English
Exercise Science
Fine Arts
History
Independent/Individualized Major
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Religion/Philosophy
Sports Administration
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Undergraduate

100%

704
students

Female
48%
338

Male
52%
366

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

%

704
students

Female
49%
338

Male
51%
366

undergraduatePart-time

Not reported

Student Break-down

10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Admissions

47%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: September 5

Spring: September 5

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

100

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

24

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Interest inventory
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

70%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 7
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
Great Britian
New Zealand
Norway
Panama
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Dennis Dutton
Director of Admissions
620 278-4364
ddutton@sterling.edu

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