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Presentation College

Aberdeen, SD 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate74%
Acceptance Rate74%

About Presentation College

Presentation College Overview

Presentation College is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Presentation College was founded in 1951 and enrolls 598 undergrads and no graduate students. Presentation College provides housing for up to 159 students. The majority of students live on campus. On the weekends, about 40% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Involvement at Presentation College

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus

Presentation College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Presentation College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Presentation College on the Student Life page.

2022 Presentation College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 74%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.1
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 22%
Tuition $21,626
Percent of Need Met 43%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $8,457

Is Presentation College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better idea of what Presentation College offers and if the college seems like a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Presentation College

It is not competitive to get into Presentation College. The university admitted 74% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 340 students applied to Presentation College and 250 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Presentation College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 49% of students who start at Presentation College return the next year. Presentation College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 43%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Presentation College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Presentation College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Presentation College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Presentation College's endowment was valued at $7.6 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $5,610 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Presentation College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Presentation College meets 43% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Presentation College full-time are awarded $8,457 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 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.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Presentation College.

Based on this information, does Presentation College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Presentation College a good school for you?

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Where is Presentation College Located?

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

If you would like 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.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Presentation College and Aberdeen are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1500 North Main Street Aberdeen, SD 57401-1299

Campus Setting: Small Town

Presentation College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Presentation College is Continuous processing.

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Presentation College ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


17 to 23


17 and Less


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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.

Presentation College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Presentation College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Student Life

Wondering what life at Presentation College is like? There are approximately 598 students enrolled at Presentation College. 66% 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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