Presentation College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Presentation College Admissions Overview:

Presentation College has an acceptance rate of 99%, but the admissions bar isn't overly high so the school will be easily accessible to those applying with high grades and strong standardized test scores. An application can be filled out online on the school's website. As part of the application, students will also need to submit scores from the SAT or ACT, and official high school transcripts.

If you have any questions about the admissions process, be sure to get in touch with a counselor in the admissions office. Also, check out Presentation's website for more information about applying, including complete guidelines/instructions, and important dates and deadlines.

Admissions Data (2016):

Presentation College Description:

Presentation College, located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, was founded in 1951. It was founded by the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and retains its Catholic traditions today. The school focuses on medical and science-based programs, with over 15 Bachelor programs to choose from, and many more at the Associate's Degree level.

 Popular choices include Nursing, Biology, Social Work, and Business Management. Academics are supported by a healthy 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Outside of the classroom, students can participate in a number of student-runs groups and activities. These range from the academic to the social and artistic, including musical groups, faith-based meetings and projects, and student government.

On the athletic front, the Presentation College Saints compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA); popular sports include basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, and golf. 

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 821 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female
  • 65% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $19,090
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,690
  • Other Expenses: $2,700
  • Total Cost: $31,680

Presentation College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 81%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,732
    • Loans: $8,310

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Nursing, Business, Social Work, Radiologic Technology, Biology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 59%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 37%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Baseball
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Golf, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Presentation College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.presentation.edu/about/mission-core-values/

"Welcoming people of all faiths, Presentation College challenges learners toward academic excellence and, in the Catholic tradition, the development of the whole person."

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