University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, SD, USA
3.83 Average Rating

Founded by the American Baptist Churches, the University of Sioux Falls is a Christian liberal arts college in South Dakota’s largest city. USF’s Christ-centered academic programs are home to more than 40 majors and open to all students who wish to pursue their studies in a Christian context. In addition to weekly chapel and prayer group, USF’s campus ministries encourage service projects throughout the Sioux Falls area in a variety of locations from soup kitchens to the local penitentiary. Throughout the year, students also raise funds for missionary trips around the globe on their academic calendar breaks.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • American Baptist
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
91%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
48%
Out-Of-State Students
43%
93%
Submitting ACT
5%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1046
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,532
Total Number of Undergrads
1,259
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
62%
20-39 Students
35%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
34%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
53%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,345
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$27,980
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$27,980
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,350
Books and Supplies
$950

Aid & Grants

0
100
88%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$16,766
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,410
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$15,060

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
80%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,509
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,200
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$235
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
100
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
53%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cougars
School Colors
Purple/White/Silver
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
98%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.83 Average Rating
The University of Sioux Falls is an incredible school of academics, opportunities, and community. I cannot have imagined starting my life anywhere else. I'm not a number, but a student; not a statistic, by a searching and seeking soul; not just a face in a classroom, but a friend, a daughter, a woman with a future.
Lindsey from Colton, SD
The University of Sioux Falls is a christian liberal college. It has many on campus opportunities. I would recommend this college to anyone who wants to strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ!
Brookstin from Sioux Falls, SD