University of Sioux Falls


Founded in 1883, the University of Sioux Falls, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a Christian, Liberal Arts University affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. USF is an independent, not-for-profit institution. Dedicated faculty intentionally integrate faith and learning, helping students to discover their career calling and preparing them to serve God and humankind. With a 98% placement rate, our alumni live out USF’s Culture for Service motto in their professions, families, and communities. Our talented professors teach, advise and mentor students. With a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, intimate classroom settings facilitate the introduction of concepts, the interchange of ideas and the encouragement to apply them through experiential learning. For adult learners driven to fulfill their dreams, USF offers online and on-campus adult and graduate programs to help individuals finish their degrees or earn advanced degrees. BY THE NUMBERS: Placement Rate: 98% of USF graduates find employment in their chosen fields within six months of graduation. Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Enrollment: 1,530 total students from 34 states and 11 countries Male-to-female Undergraduate Ratio: 59% female, 41% male Number of Clubs, Activities and Organizations: 100+ Denominations Represented: Lutheran, 18%; Baptist, 12%; Catholic, 10%; Methodist, 5%; Non-Denominational, 4%; Christian Reformed, 4%; Presbyterian, 2%; Wesleyan, 3%; Assemblies of God, 1%; Evangelical, 2%; and Other/Unknown, 37% Prime Location: Sioux Falls, population 166,700 and MSA population 232,879, is in the "Heart of America," and USF is in the "Heart of Sioux Falls."


The University of Sioux Falls, a Christian University in the liberal arts tradition, educates students in the humanities, sciences, and professions. The traditional motto of the University is Culture for Service, that is, we seek to foster academic excellence and the development of mature Christian persons for service to God and humankind in the world. Through programs in the humanities, sciences, and professions, the University helps persons grow intellectually, discern truth and develop a Christian worldview. As a Christian institution, USF fosters in all members of its community the development of emotional maturity, physical well-being, interpersonal skills and values which reflect the character and teaching of Christ. USF is committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and to the integration of biblical faith and learning; it affirms that Christians are called to share their faith with others through lives of service. The University is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A., and welcomes students of any faith or denomination.


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