Morningside College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Downtown Sioux City, Iowa
Downtown Sioux City, Iowa. Bobak Ha'Eri / Wikimedia Commons

Morningside College Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 57%, Morningside College is a somewhat selective school. To apply students will need to submit an application that can be completed online or on paper. Applicants will also need to submit scores from the SAT or ACT, and official high school transcripts. For more information, or if you have any questions, be sure to visit the school's website or contact the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

Morningside College Description:

Morningside College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Methodist Church. The attractive 68-acre campus is located in a historic residential neighborhood of Sioux City, Iowa, a city of 140,000 in the northwest of the state where Nebraska and South Dakota join Iowa at the confluence of the Big Sioux and Missouri rivers. Students come from 20 states and several foreign countries. Among undergraduates, business administration is the most popular major, and at the Master's level, the college has robust education programs. Academics are supported by a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio and small classes. Students do well after graduation, and the college can boast of a 96-percent job placement rate. Campus life is active, and the majority of full-time students life on campus. In athletics, the Morningside Mustangs compete in the NAIA Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC). The college fields ten men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports. Popular choices include soccer, softball, swimming, football, track and field, wrestling, and bowling.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,902 (1,321 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,094
  • Books: $1,253 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,190
  • Other Expenses: $3,285
  • Total Cost: $42,822

Morningside College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,656
    • Loans: $8,255

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Nursing

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 65%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 46%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Soccer, Baseball, Tennis, Wrestling
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Swimming, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Bowling

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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