University of Sioux Falls

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University of Sioux Falls can be found in Sioux Falls, SD, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly 1,700 students are enrolled at University of Sioux Falls.

Most of the students accepted into University of Sioux Falls had an SAT score within the range of 1240 - 1450, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 20 - 26. We were able to estimate the University of Sioux Falls average GPA (2.89 - 3.04) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Sioux Falls Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Sioux Falls was reported as 96.9% in Fall 2013 with over 1,390 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1240 - 1450
  • ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.04

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Sioux Falls?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of Sioux Falls is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Sioux Falls has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 96.5%
  • 2010-2011: 94.3%
  • 2011-2012: 72.8%
  • 2012-2013: 55.5%
  • 2013-2014: 96.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 81.3%

How Does University of Sioux Falls Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Sioux Falls is seventy-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Augustana College68.1%
Dakota State University83.0%
Dordt College75.4%
Northwestern College76.1%
Mount Marty College72.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Sioux Falls (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading400 - 460
Math410 - 510
Writing430 - 480
Total Score1240 - 1450
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 25
Math19 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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