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USF Takes a Distinctively Christian Approach to the Liberal Arts

Learn. Prepare. Succeed. At the University of Sioux Falls (USF) in South Dakota, we take a distinctly Christian approach to the liberal arts. This means you’ll learn ways to integrate your faith into your study of the humanities, sciences and professions.

USF offers everything you expect from a private, Christian university and more! You’ll enjoy the full "College experience." And by the time you graduate, you will be a critical, creative, independent thinker. You will understand the rewards of working collaboratively. You will be an excellent communicator. And you will be an excellent leader.

We’re thrilled to tell you how USF is different. We’re happy to explain USF’s admissions application, admissions requirements and admissions deadlines when you’re ready. Let’s get started.


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Your Potential. Grow academically and spiritually. Find your strengths. Build your skills. Achieve your full potential at USF.

Your Education. Study big ideas. Broaden your worldview. Gain the knowledge and skills required to succeed. On our campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and throughout the surrounding community, you’ll complete internships, take part in service learning and experience other forms of hands-on study that builds top skills and your résumé.

Your Options. USF gives you plenty of choices of the top majors, degrees and classes – including online courses. 

Your Professors. USF professors help you grow your talents, maximize your opportunities and transform your life – before and after graduation. We’ll help you become your best self.

Your Community. The people you’ll meet here at USF will play a role in your success. Today’s friends often become tomorrow’s colleagues and mentors, across all majors and degree programs.

Everything you need to know about applying to USF is right here. We understand that applying for college is a big step. You’re probably wondering about how to apply online and about application deadlines and when you should apply. Take a look around. We look forward to receiving your application.

Have You Already Been Accepted for Admission to USF?

Congratulations! Thank you for applying for admissions. The University of Sioux Falls is pleased to welcome you to our close-knit, Christian community. Now that you’ve been accepted for admission, we’ve prepared this Accepted Student Checklist. Learn more now so that you’ll feel confident about your decision and your future from the moment you set foot on campus.