If you want to apply to University of Sioux Falls, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
|University of Sioux Falls 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||18%|
|Mean SAT Score||1069|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||7%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||90%|
University of Sioux Falls does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
University of Sioux Falls is a moderately difficult school to get into. University of Sioux Falls evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, University of Sioux Falls accepted 92% of all applicants, around 1,520 of the 1,646 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Sioux Falls, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to University of Sioux Falls must submit the following items. Double check with University of Sioux Falls's admissions department to confirm all application materials and 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|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||3|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to University of Sioux Falls have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 77% submitted a class rank. At University of Sioux Falls 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 39% were in the top 25% and 73% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of Sioux Falls, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||25%|
|3.50 and 3.74||23%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12%|
|2.50 and 2.9||9%|
|2.00 and 2.49||7%|
University of Sioux Falls considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
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.
In 2021, 7% of University of Sioux Falls's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 90% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of Sioux Falls applicants, you should strive to earn between 1030 and 1130 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Sioux Falls 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1130 and 25% of scored lower than 1030, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Sioux Falls student is 1069.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Sioux Falls students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Sioux Falls students scored 560 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.
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To be most competitive at University of Sioux Falls, you should strive to earn between 20 and 25 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Sioux Falls's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Sioux Falls students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Sioux Falls. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in University of Sioux Falls during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of Sioux Falls?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Sioux Falls.
Does University of Sioux Falls accept transfer credits?
University of Sioux Falls accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Sioux Falls accepts:
Does University of Sioux Falls accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
University of Sioux Falls accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of Sioux Falls?
University of Sioux Falls is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is University of Sioux Falls's acceptance rate?
University of Sioux Falls's acceptance rate is 92%.
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How hard is it to get into University of Sioux Falls? University of Sioux Falls is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Sioux Falls acceptance rate is 92%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1130 and Above
1030 to 1130
1030 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of Sioux Falls, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.45. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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