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About University of Sioux Falls

University of Sioux Falls is a private, religious school in an suburban setting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. University of Sioux Falls was founded in 1883 and now enrolls around 1,628 students a year, including 1,354 undergrads.

University of Sioux Falls offers housing for up to 749 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 63% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

As of 2021, the total market value of University of Sioux Falls's endowment was $29.75 million The institution spends around $5,368 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 17 undergraduate students for every full-time University of Sioux Falls professor.

2021 University of Sioux Falls Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
Average GPA 3.4
Mean ACT score 23
Mean SAT score 1069
Tuition $19,550

2022 University of Sioux Falls Regular Decision Application Deadline

University of Sioux Falls Early Admission

University of Sioux Falls does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for University of Sioux Falls

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Sioux Falls. In 2021, University of Sioux Falls accepted 92% of applicants. Out of 1,646 applications received in 2021, 1,520 students were offered admission.

University of Sioux Falls Waitlist 2021

University of Sioux Falls reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into University of Sioux Falls?

University of Sioux Falls is considered moderately difficult 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 University of Sioux Falls, applicants must submit the following items.

University of Sioux Falls Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.8
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for University of Sioux Falls

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to University of Sioux Falls is 3.4 /4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1069. The mean ACT score for University of Sioux Falls students is 23.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of Sioux Falls.

Does University of Sioux Falls Require Test Scores?

University of Sioux Falls is not test optional. 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, 7% submitted the SAT. 90% submitted the ACT.


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Dorms at University of Sioux Falls

Yes! University of Sioux Falls provides on-campus housing for up to 749 students.

University of Sioux Falls students are active in the school's Campus Ministries, Student Senate and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. USF's Got Talent, Culture for Service Day, and and Campus Olympics are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of Sioux Falls.

Financial Aid at University of Sioux Falls

University of Sioux Falls meets 75.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,331 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 early. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is University of Sioux Falls a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Sioux Falls

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Sioux Falls, around 79% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 236 students who started at University of Sioux Falls as first-time freshman, 109 graduate within four years.

University of Sioux Falls's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 56%. 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 Outcomes and Debt for University of Sioux Falls 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. Within six months of graduating, 95% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $45,272 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $31,895 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does University of Sioux Falls sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of Sioux Falls a good school for you?

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Where is University of Sioux Falls Located?

University of Sioux Falls is located in the suburban setting of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

If you want to see University of Sioux Falls for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 29/90 to Sioux Falls, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Sioux Falls Regional Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Sioux Falls and Sioux Falls are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1101 West 22nd Street Sioux Falls, SD 57105-1699

Campus Setting: Suburban

University of Sioux Falls 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 University of Sioux Falls is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Sioux Falls is Continuous processing.

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

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University of Sioux Falls ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

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20 and Less

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Sioux Falls is 23. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Sioux Falls. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Sioux Falls SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1130

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Math SAT Range

510 - 570

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Reading SAT Range

510 - 560

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1130 and Above

Good

1030 to 1130

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1030 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Sioux Falls students is 1069. Applicants with SAT scores of 1130 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Sioux Falls, while applicants with SAT scores between 1030 to 1130 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1030 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Sioux Falls.

University of Sioux Falls Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$28,830

In State

$28,830

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$19,550
$19,550
Fees
$350
$350
Housing
$7,930
$7,930
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Sioux Falls is like? There are approximately 1,628 students enrolled at University of Sioux Falls, including 1,354 undergraduate students and 274 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 57% percent are from SD and 43% percent of students are from other states.

87%

Full Time

13%

Part Time

57%

In State

43%

Out-of-State

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,628

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

92%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$19,900

Out-of-State

$19,900

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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