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Sterling College is a private institution that was founded in 1887. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 653, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 40 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Sterling College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 61. Its tuition and fees are $21,200 (2013-14).
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The purpose of Sterling College is to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith. We hold as our core values: faith, calling, learning, integrity, service, and community. SC is committed to an environment of academic excitement in the Reformed tradition of a thorough exploration of all truth in the light of God's Word. Activities are designed to encourage and develop skills necessary to understand our world and create positive change in it. The College works to achieve its priorities through the learning experience of the liberal arts curriculum, faculty/student interactions, and a residential lifestyle.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Sterling College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Sterling College is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 51.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||51.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Sterling College is 12:1, and the school has 75.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Sterling College include: Education; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Theology and Religious Vocations. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 61.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||20%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Sterling College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 653, with a gender distribution of 54.8 percent male students and 45.2 percent female students. At this school, 76 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 24 percent of students live off campus. Sterling College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Sterling College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Sterling College also offers campus safety and security services like lighted pathways/sidewalks and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Sterling College, 85 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Sterling College.
|Students who have cars on campus||85%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Sterling College, 85.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,681.
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|Tuition and fees||$21,200 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$6,472 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data