USF Description

An American Baptist school, the University of Sioux Falls (USF) combines a liberal arts framework with a Christian worldview. Through many ministries both on- and off-campus, the university seeks to infuse a sense of service and spiritual growth into student life. Spring break mission trips and organizations like CRU reflect the student body’s commitment to this spiritual goal.

The University of Sioux Falls’ undergraduate academics include more than 35 degree programs, as well as about 10 pre-professional programs. In addition to pre-med, pre-vet and pre-law, the school offers unusual pre-professional programs like Chiropractic and Mortuary Science.

Graduate studies at USF offer master’s programs in Education and Business Administration. The school also has a doctoral program in Leadership and many degree completion programs for adults seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree.

For incoming freshmen, USF’s minimum admissions requirements include a 2.8 high school GPA and an ACT score of 20. The application can be completed online or on paper, but there is no fee if you apply online.

As part of a mission to make tuition affordable, the University of Sioux Falls offers extensive financial aid opportunities. Most students receive financial aid, including institutional scholarships and federal grants and loans.

Quick Facts about University of Sioux Falls

Region

Midwest

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

American Baptist

Size

Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Cougars

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$22,850

Out-of-State Tuition

$22,850

Retention Rate

74%

Enrollment

1,565

Year Established

1883

USF Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
1,242
Freshman Class
184
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
1,565

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
79%
Graduate
21%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
96%
Part-Time
4%

Gender of Students

Women
59%
Men
41%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
2%
Caucasian
92%
Latino
1%
Other
5%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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