University of Sioux Falls

1101 W 22nd St, Sioux Falls, United States
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Overview of University of Sioux Falls

About this school

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


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,215
    • Men:454 Men (37.4%)
    • Women:761 Women (62.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Sioux Falls is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1101 West 22nd Street
City, State, Zip
Sioux Falls, SD 57105-1699
Phone
(605) 331-6600
Fax
(605) 331-6615
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
92% of 1,602 applicants were admitted
Women
93% of 1,033 applicants were admitted
Men
91% of 569 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
314 (21%) of 1,474 admitted students enrolled
Women
210 (22%) of 959 admitted students enrolled
Men
104 (20%) of 515 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.40
375 And Above
27%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
549 average |460-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
26%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
16%
• Score 300 - 400
8%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
42%
• Score 500 - 600
33%
• Score 400 - 500
25%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
36%
• Score 18 - 23
54%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $18,280 (60.63%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,350 (24.38%)
  • Other Expenses: - $950 (3.15%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,570 (11.84%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Sioux Falls accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003469
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
267 (96.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
228 (85.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
228 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
70 (30.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
88%
Average Award
$22,378
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 222 (97.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,249
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 172 (75.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,216
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 112 (49.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
43 (15.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,675

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
866 (83.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
764 (88.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
764 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
201 (26.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$21,132
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 728 (95.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,412
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 580 (75.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,850
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 316 (41.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
210 (20.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,117

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
81%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,297
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


60

Part-Time Faculty


109

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


25%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 33% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 24% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
233,167
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
190
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Sioux Falls provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


73.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


38.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


49.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


49.4%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (39)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


Business administration, divinity and youth ministry with North American Baptist Seminary

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (8)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Marketing
  • Reading Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


159,908

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


140 acres

Weather


Temperature
3.3 average low in January, 80.5 average high in September
Rain
99 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Sioux Falls
Nearest Train Station
180 mile(s) from campus in Omaha

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


55% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


45%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Cougar
School Colors
Purple, silver, and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, ice hockey, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Sioux Falls offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, campus ministries, student senate, fellowship of christian athletes, association of cougar education students (aces), national society for leadership and success (ncls)

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,036

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,215
Women
761
Men
454

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.3% Asian
  • 4.5% Black/African-American
  • 1.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 86.0% White
  • 1.8% Unknown

International Students


1.6% from 10 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


238

Student Resources

Study resources