Sioux Falls: The Ultimate College Town

With an estimated population of 195,850 – more than 270,000 with its suburbs – a robust economy, countless outdoor activities, hundreds of restaurants, coffee shops and stores, sought-after internship and clinical opportunities and a vibrant entertainment scene, Sioux Falls is a great place to spend four years.

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be entertainedBe Entertained: Sioux Falls features multiple movie theaters and state-of-the-art venues for live entertainment, including the 12,000-seat Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, and the Washington Pavilion and Orpheum Theatre, both located downtown.

go shoppingGo Shopping: From locally-owned shops and boutiques, like those found at the historic 8th & Railroad Center downtown, to major retailers such as Target, Macy’s and Barnes & Noble, Sioux Falls has a number of shopping districts throughout the city, including The Empire Mall, with more than 140 stores, and Scheels All-Sports, which is located near campus.

go outdoorsGo Outdoors: The city is home to more than 80 public parks. Falls Park covers 123 acres in the heart of downtown Sioux Falls and is connected to many of the city’s other parks via more than 20 miles of paved bike trails that encircle the city. Or take rock climbing and hiking to new levels by exploring Palisades State Park, just a 20-minute drive from campus.