Tuition & Fees

$27,980

$27,980

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
8%
24-29
32%
18-23
44%
12-17
16%
30-36
5%
24-29
41%
18-23
41%
12-17
13%
30-36
5%
24-29
37%
18-23
53%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,592
Declined + 148
Total Received 1,740
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Private (nonprofit)

1,257

undergraduate students

273

graduate students

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School Facts

University of Sioux Falls, founded in 1883, is a private, church-affiliated, multipurpose university. Its 22-acre campus is located in Sioux Falls.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,530
Established in 1883
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Baptist
Accredited by •  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Sioux Falls, SD

72-acre, suburban campus in Sioux Falls (population: 174,360), 180 miles from Omaha. Served by air and bus; other airport and train serve Omaha. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Sioux Falls
1101 West 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
54%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
88%
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
15%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
72%
Bottom 1/2
28%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
8%
24-29
32%
18-23
44%
12-17
16%
30-36
5%
24-29
41%
18-23
41%
12-17
13%
30-36
5%
24-29
37%
18-23
53%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
(no fee if filed online)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline June 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,592
Declined + 148
Total Received 1,740

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Amanda Anderson
Director of Admissions and Academic Advising
P: 800 888-1047
F: 605 661-6615
admissions@usiouxfalls.edu

Cost

Tuition $27,980
Room $3,850
Board $3,500
Books & supplies $950
Total $36,280
Average Financial Aid - $20,557
Total with Avg. Aid $15,723

Financial Aid

84%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$20,557

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,630,437
State $151,214
Institutional $8,675,676
Other external $408,652
Total $10,865,979

Non-need-based

Federal $3,728
State $131,109
Institutional $3,334,803
Other external $270,744
Total $3,740,384

Varsity Sports

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Great Plains Athletic Conference
Mascot
Cougars
School colors
purple, white, and silver
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Mathematics
Applied Mathematics/Engineering
Art
Art Education
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Development
Communications/Theatre
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Education
Elementary Education
English
Entrepreneurial Studies
Exercise Science
History
Interdisciplinary
Leadership
Mathematics
Media Studies
Medical Laboratory Science
Music
Music Education
Music Ministry
Nursing
Paramedic Technology
Political Science/History
Psychology
Radiologic Technology
Reading
Social Science
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Education
Special Education
Sports Management
Teaching
Technology
Theology/Biblical Studies
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Undergraduate

82%

1,257
students

Female
60%
755

Male
40%
502

Graduate

18%

273
students

Female
60%
164

Male
40%
109

undergraduateFull-time

82%

1,033
students

Female
62%
633

Male
38%
400

undergraduatePart-time

18%

224
students

Female
55%
122

Male
45%
102

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
84%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

97%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

124

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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