If you are applying to University of Sioux Falls, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
The following is an overiew of some of University of Sioux Falls's admissions stats.
|University of Sioux Falls 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.8|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||13.4%|
|Mean SAT Score||1038|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||2%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||72%|
These are the application deadlines for University of Sioux Falls.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
University of Sioux Falls does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Getting into University of Sioux Falls is moderately difficult. 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 77% of students, around 1,845 of the 2,407 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.
University of Sioux Falls has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.
Wondering what factors are considered by University of Sioux Falls during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with University of Sioux Falls for more information on admission factors.
To apply to University of Sioux Falls, all applicants must submit the following items. 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)||2.6|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||3|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to University of Sioux Falls have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 77.4% submitted a class rank. At University of Sioux Falls 13.4% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 37.2% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.
At University of Sioux Falls, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||28.3%|
|3.50 and 3.74||20.9%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14.7%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12%|
|2.50 and 2.9||11%|
|2.00 and 2.49||4.6%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Sioux Falls directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
University of Sioux Falls considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
University of Sioux Falls is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 2% of University of Sioux Falls's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 72% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of Sioux Falls applicants, you should strive to earn between 895 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Sioux Falls 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 895, 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 1038.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Sioux Falls students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Sioux Falls students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.
To be most competitive at University of Sioux Falls, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Sioux Falls's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Sioux Falls students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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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:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
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?
❌ No, University of Sioux Falls is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is University of Sioux Falls's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for University of Sioux Falls is 77%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Sioux Falls?
❌ University of Sioux Falls does not offer early decision.
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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 77%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer 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
24 and Above
19 to 24
19 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Sioux Falls is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Sioux Falls. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1190 and Above
895 to 1190
895 and Less
The median SAT score for University of Sioux Falls students is 1038. Applicants with SAT scores of 1190 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Sioux Falls, while applicants with SAT scores between 895 to 1190 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 895 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 3.8. 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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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