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About Presentation College

Presentation College is a private, religious school in an small town setting in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Presentation College was founded in 1951 and now enrolls around 748 students a year, including 748 undergrads.

Presentation College offers housing for up to 159 students. Most students live off campus,.

Presentation College's endowment was valued at $7.577 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Presentation College spends about $5,610. There are 10 Presentation College undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Presentation College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 74%
Average GPA 3.1
Mean ACT score 20
Tuition $20,995

Presentation College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at Presentation College

Presentation College does not offer early decision or early action.

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2013 Acceptance Rate for Presentation College

It is not competitive to get into Presentation College. In 2013, Presentation College accepted 74% of applicants. In 2021, 250 out of 340 total applicants were accepted.

Presentation College Waitlist

Presentation College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Presentation College?

Presentation College is considered not competitive to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Presentation College, applicants must submit the following items.

Presentation College Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Other Requirements college transcripts
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

Presentation College Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Presentation College is 3.1 /4.0. The mean ACT score for Presentation College students is 20.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Presentation College.

Does Presentation College Require the ACT or SAT?

Presentation College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 22% submitted the SAT. 83% submitted the ACT.

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Does Presentation College Have On-Campus Housing?

Yes! Presentation College provides on-campus housing for up to 159 students.

Presentation College students are active in the school's Wellness/athletics, National Student Nursing Association and Social Work Organization.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Presentation College.

Financial Aid at Presentation College

Presentation College meets 43% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $8,457 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Presentation College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Presentation College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Presentation College, around 49% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 69 students who started at Presentation College as first-time freshman, 24 graduate within four years.

Presentation College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 43%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Presentation College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $27,430 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Presentation College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Presentation College a good school for you?

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Where is Presentation College?

Presentation College is located in the small town setting of Aberdeen, South Dakota.

If you want to see Presentation College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 281/12 to Aberdeen, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Aberdeen Municipal.

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College Info

1500 North Main Street Aberdeen, SD 57401-1299

Campus Setting: Small Town

Presentation College Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Presentation College is Continuous processing.

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Presentation College ACT Scores


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Presentation College is 20. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Presentation College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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Presentation College Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Presentation College is like? There are approximately 748 students enrolled at Presentation College. 62% percent of students attend school full-time, 43% percent are from SD and 57% percent of students are from other states.


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