Sioux Falls Skyline

Explore, Experience and Thrive in Sioux Falls - the Best College Town!

Small town spirit meets big city benefits. Sioux Falls has become one of the must-see cities in the Midwest, and for good reason. Our thriving city is a great place to work, live, learn and play. We have a bustling economy, lively downtown, extensive park system and classic Midwest nice community. Bordering Iowa and Minnesota, Sioux Falls is located in the "Heart of America," and the University of Sioux Falls is located in the "Heart of Sioux Falls." We are the University for the City of Sioux Falls. Take some time to discover all Sioux Falls has to offer!


Conveniently located at the junction of Interstates 90 and 29 on the banks of the Big Sioux River, Sioux Falls is South Dakota's largest city with a population of over 200,000 (MSA population is nearly 300,000). We're within a day's drive of most major Midwestern cities.


Enjoy a variety of shopping venues and restaurants, Falls Park and extensive park system, semi-professional sports and recreation, Great Plains Zoo and an acclaimed fine arts scene, including the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science.


In Sioux Falls, students don't have to look far to gain experience through part-time employment, job shadows, internships and volunteer opportunities. In fact, more than 75 percent of USF graduates choose to start their careers in South Dakota (the majority of those in Sioux Falls!). 

Having been ranked as the #1 Up-and-Coming City for Recent College Grads by Forbes, Sioux Falls consistently ranks high for business and economic development. Forbes, POLICOM, Sperling's Best Places, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Experian and many other national media outlets have ranked Sioux Falls high in their publications.

Lodging Options with a USF Rate 
Holiday Inn City Centre | (605) 339-2000 | Mention "University of Sioux Falls Rate" for $98 per room / per night (subject to availability)
Hilton Garden Inn | (605) 444-4700 (Ext. 2) | Mention "University of Sioux Falls Corporate Rate" for 15% off (subject to availability)
Home2Suites | (605) 332-5461 (Ext. 0) | Book by 9/1 and mention "USF Homecoming Block" for a rate of $149 per room / per night
Activities to Explore on Your Own
Falls Park & Fall's Park Farmer's Market (Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the summer/fall)
Sculpture Walk On-Campus and Downtown Sioux Falls
Washington Pavillion
Great Plains Zoo
Thunder Road
Empire Mall
Downtown Sioux Falls
Outdoor Campus
Butterfly House & Aquarium
Sioux Falls Bike Trails (Bike Rentals Available)
Walking and Hiking Trails