Si Tanka Huron University: Narrative Description

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333 9th St. SW
Huron, SD 57350-2798
Tel: (605)352-8721; 800-710-7159; Admissions: (605)352-8721; Fax: (605)352-7421; Web Site:

Description: Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1883. Setting: 15-acre small town campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $5900 per student. Total enrollment: 528. 622 applied, 39% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 75% from top half. Full-time: 442 students, 42% women, 58% men. Part-time: 86 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 38% from out-of-state, 12% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 10% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 23% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 41% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: law/legal studies. Core. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, applicants for athletic scholarship programs must meet approved ACT requirement. Recommended: interview, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/30.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 9 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, International Club, Computer Science Club, student government, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Major annual events: Homecoming, Paddle Days, International Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Ella McIntire Library with 50,000 books, 1,500 microform titles, and 1,300 audiovisual materials. Operations spending 2002-03: $80,000. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.