Sterling College

Sterling, Kansas
4-year Private university


Sterling College is a private institution established in 1887 with rural setting located at Sterling. Its tuition and fees are $26,000 (2018).It has total undergraduate enrollment of 701. It practices 4-1-4-based academic calendar.

#Tier 2 in Regional Colleges Midwest
Location Sterling, Kansas
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1887
Selectivity Moderate
Size Small
697 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Parks and Recreation
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $26,000
Outstate Tuition Fee $26,000
Room and Board Fees $8,280
$34,400 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


37% (Moderate Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$25 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.1 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

70 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
TOEFL Waived if

English is a primary language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$20,644 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$9,568 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $38,262
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
69% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application March 15
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Academic Scholarships
Total Worth $5,000 - $11,000
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Twin Award
Total Worth 50% of tuition for each student
Details Automatically awarded if each twin attends Sterling College. Twin Award also available to all multiple birth siblings provided at least two attend Sterling College. Other activity scholarships/awards may be available in addition to Twin Award.
Sibling Award
Total Worth $10,000
Details Automatically awarded to a sibling of a current or former SC student. Other activity scholarships may be available in addition to Sibling Award.


697 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
55% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
40% Students graduate within 6 years