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

Highly Selective

In-State Tuition

$ 23,740

Out-of-State Tuition

$ 23,740

Retention Rate

65%

Enrollment

1,703

Year Established

1883

USF Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
1,242
Freshman Class
267
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
1,703

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
73%
Graduate
27%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
99%
Part-Time
1%

Gender of Students

Women
53%
Men
47%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
1%
African American
2%
Caucasian
94%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
1%
Unknown and Other
1%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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