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University of Sioux Falls

Founded in 1883, the University of Sioux Falls is a Christian, liberal arts university located in Sioux Falls, in the U.S. state of South Dakota.

Location

Address
1101 W 22nd St
City
Sioux Falls
State
SD
Zip/Post Code
57105-1699

Contact Information

Phone
Fax
Financial Aid Website

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1194
Total Graduate enrollment
311
In State Tuition Fees
24550
Out State Tuition Fees
24550
ACT Score
26
SAT Score
1030
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.4
Male Female Ratio
47:53
Acceptance Rate
96%
Student Faculty Ratio
15:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
American Baptist Church
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
NULL
Mascot
Cougar
Colors
White Purple Silver
Conference
Northern Sun

College History

History

On June 5, 1872, pastors and delegates of nine Baptist churches in the Dakota Territory gathered in Vermillion, South Dakota, at the first meeting of the Baptist Association. They adopted the following resolution: "Be it resolved that we take immediate steps for the establishment of an institution among us and that we devote a suitable portion of time at each annual meeting of the consideration of this important subject and give our individual associated influence to encourage a more general and complete education of our youth under distinctly Christian influence.� Under the name of Dakota Collegiate Institute, secondary and collegiate programs began on September 8, 1883. The institution's name changed to Sioux Falls University in 1885, with the secondary program called the Academy and the collegiate department branded Sioux Falls College. Although the college grew, the Academy's enrollment declined, forcing it to close in 1925. Between 1929 and 1931, Sioux Falls College acquired four Baptist schools that had ceased to operate: Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa; Grand Island College, Grand Island, Nebraska; Cedar Valley Seminary, Osage, Iowa; and Parker College, Winnebago, Minnesota. With the 1931 merger of Grand Island College with what was still legally Sioux Falls University, the institution's official name became Sioux Falls College. During the Second World War, the college lost its accreditation and offered 200 students, mainly women, two-year degrees. Enrollment surged when the veterans returned home, only to lapse to meager numbers two years later. Financially, the school was in dire straits. However, not unlike the young men and women who served our nation during WWII, ordinary people accomplished extraordinary things during those lean years to ensure the institution�s survival.

College Specialty

Specialty

The Office of the Registrar is very privileged to serve students, faculty, and alumni of the University. Through the services provided, the staff will assist students in preparing for service to God and humankind in the world.

Alumni

Alumni

Brian Hansen (American football), former American football punter in the National Football League

Campus

Campus

Suburban

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