Sterling College

Sterling, KS

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

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Sterling College

Sterling, KS

Tuition & Fees

$26,000

$26,000

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
44%
400-499
46%
300-399
7%
600-699
1%
500-599
52%
400-499
42%
300-399
5%
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
9%
400-499
48%
300-399
34%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
11%
18-23
40%
12-17
39%
6-11
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
25%
18-23
35%
12-17
38%
30-36
4%
24-29
19%
18-23
61%
12-17
16%
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undergraduateRatios

58%

male

42%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Very Selective

39%

acceptance rate

Accepted 637
Declined + 959
Total Received 1,596
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Private (nonprofit)

643

undergraduate students

10

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Sports Management/exercise Science
  3. Education/elementary/secondary
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Codes

SAT 6684
ACT 1466

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School Facts

Sterling College, 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 653
Established in 1887
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Accredited by •  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Sterling, KS

42-acre, rural campus in Sterling (population: 2,230), 65 miles from Wichita. Major airport serves Wichita; bus and train serve Hutchinson (20 miles).

Sterling College
125 West Cooper
Sterling, KS 67579

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
76%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
3%
Top 1/4
22%
Top 1/2
57%
Bottom 1/2
43%
Bottom 1/4
8%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
44%
400-499
46%
300-399
7%
600-699
1%
500-599
52%
400-499
42%
300-399
5%
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
9%
400-499
48%
300-399
34%
200-299
0
30-36
8%
24-29
11%
18-23
40%
12-17
39%
6-11
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
25%
18-23
35%
12-17
38%
30-36
4%
24-29
19%
18-23
61%
12-17
16%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted yes
Application 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

Very Selective

39%

acceptance rate

Accepted 637
Declined + 959
Total Received 1,596

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

Dennis Dutton
Vice President for Enrollment
P: 800 346-1017
F: 620 869-9021
admissions@sterling.edu

Financial Aid

79%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,594

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $26,000
Room $3,516
Board $5,094
Books & supplies $1,240
Total $35,850
Average Financial Aid - $23,594
Total with Avg. Aid $12,256

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,481,023
State $425,952
Institutional $3,076,152
Other external
Total $4,983,127

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $440,519
Other external $212,412
Total $652,931
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 346-1017
F: 620 869-9033
finaid@sterling.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Mitzi Suhler
Director of Financial Aid
msuhler@sterling.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, billiards, flag football, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (beach/indoor)

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Athletic Directors

Justin Morris (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art/Design
Athletic Training
Biblical Studies
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Christian Ministries
Communication
Communication/Media Arts
Criminal Justice
Education
English
Exercise Science
Health Science
History
Independent Interdisciplinary
Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics
Music
Psychology
Sports Management
Sports Ministry
Theatre Arts
Writing/Editing
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Sports Management/exercise Science
  3. Education/elementary/secondary

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-theology

653

total students

40%

in-state

60%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

643
students

Female
42%
270

Male
58%
373

2%

10
students

Female
40%
4

Male
60%
6

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

527
students

Female
41%
215

Male
59%
312

19%

116
students

Female
48%
55

Male
52%
61

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

45%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

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) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

100

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 20
Countries most often represented Africa
Brazil
Panama
Paraguay
Spain
Venezuela
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Dennis Dutton
Vice President for Enrollment
620 278-4364
ddutton@sterling.edu

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