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
8%
500-599
47%
400-499
37%
300-399
8%
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
9%
400-499
48%
300-399
34%
200-299
0
30-36
7%
24-29
20%
18-23
35%
12-17
37%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
16%
18-23
43%
12-17
39%
30-36
3%
24-29
18%
18-23
62%
12-17
17%
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undergraduateRatios

54%

male

46%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 386
Declined + 647
Total Received 1,033
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Private (nonprofit)

641

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Exercise Science
  2. Education/elementary/secondary
  3. Business Administration
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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 641
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: 2,264), 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
86%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
16%
Top 1/2
57%
Bottom 1/2
43%
Bottom 1/4
13%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
47%
400-499
37%
300-399
8%
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
9%
400-499
48%
300-399
34%
200-299
0
30-36
7%
24-29
20%
18-23
35%
12-17
37%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
16%
18-23
43%
12-17
39%
30-36
3%
24-29
18%
18-23
62%
12-17
17%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
(waived if filed online)
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

Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 386
Declined + 647
Total Received 1,033

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

81%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$22,165

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $25,000
Room $3,150
Board $4,530
Additional fees $1,000
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $34,880
Average Financial Aid - $22,165
Total with Avg. Aid $12,715

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,274,489
State $480,751
Institutional $3,161,464
Other external
Total $4,916,704

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $565,295
Other external $203,981
Total $769,276
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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
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

Gary Kempf (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. Exercise Science
  2. Education/elementary/secondary
  3. Business Administration

Programs Offered

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

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

641

total students

49%

in-state

51%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

641
students

Female
46%
298

Male
54%
343

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

546
students

Female
46%
249

Male
54%
297

15%

95
students

Female
52%
49

Male
48%
46

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

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

32

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

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 9
Countries most often represented Australia
Canada
Great Britain
New Zealand
Norway
Panama
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

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

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