Morningside, founded in 1894, is a church-affiliated, private, liberal arts college. Its 41-acre campus, which contains both modern and traditional architecture, is located in Sioux City.

Website: www.morningside.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,322
Undergraduate
Students
(53.0%) 700 Women
(47.0%) 622 Men
1,466
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
55% of 4,603 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.42
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$45,579
Tuition and Fees
$31,530
Room and Board
$9,610
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$25,670
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$36,449
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
77
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Sioux City Population
82,459
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Omaha, NE
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Mustang
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9% Asian
2.2% Black/African-American
8.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.8% White
4.3% Unknown
International Students
4.8% from 19 countries
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
88%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   3
Mathematics   2
Science   2
Foreign Language    
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1501 Morningside Avenue
City, State, Zip
Sioux City, IA 51106
Phone
(712) 274-5000 x5111
Fax
 
E-mail
mscadm@morningside.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Minimum ACT score of 20 or SAT of 1410 and either rank in top half of class or 2.5 GPA required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
55% of 4,603 applicants were admitted
Women
54% of 2,657 applicants were admitted
Men
56% of 1,946 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
417 (16%) of 2,540 admitted students enrolled
Women
203 (14%) of 1,442 admitted students enrolled
Men
214 (19%) of 1,098 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.42
3.75 and Above
36%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
5%
Score of 24 - 29
30%
Score of 18 - 23
58%
Score of 12 - 17
7%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 17%
Top quarter: 38%
Top half: 71%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$45,579
Tuition and Fees
$31,530
Room and Board
$9,610
Books and Supplies
$1,323
Other Expenses
$3,116
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On or about November 24
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001879
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
338 (95.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
304 (89.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
304 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
69 (22.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$25,670
Need-Based Gift
Received by 208 (68.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,022
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 249 (81.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,882
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 304 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
48 (13.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,810

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,107 (88.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
994 (89.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
994 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
238 (23.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$24,135
Need-Based Gift
Received by 640 (64.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,366
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 816 (82.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,311
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 994 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
257 (20.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,529

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
84%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$36,449
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
14.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,519
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
212
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Number of Awards
1
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students
Number of Awards
107
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,346
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • American History (United States)
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biopsychology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Biological/life sciences, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
77
Part-Time Faculty
156
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
24%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 41% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 34% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
224,227
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Sioux City Population
82,459
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Omaha, NE
Campus Size
69 acres

Weather

Temperature
7.7 average low in January, 82.1 average high in September
Rain
99 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Sioux City
Nearest Train Station
90 mile(s) from campus in Omaha, Nebr.

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
40%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Mustang
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government/activities council, student ambassadors, homecoming committee
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,322
Women
700 (53.0%)
Men
622 (47.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,252
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9% Asian
2.2% Black/African-American
8.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.8% White
4.3% Unknown
International Students.
4.8% from 19 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
1,466

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
55.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
56.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
88%
Average Starting Salary
88%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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