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Academics

Iowa’s Morningside College is sixty-eight acres of “beautiful campus,” and it boasts a job and graduate school placement rate of 99 percent as well as a 100 percent rate of students receiving financial aid. At Morningside, there is an “intentional focus on a liberal arts education,” and since “it’s not an especially large school … there are a lot of opportunities that may not be available to a larger student body.” That includes May Terms, which give students the opportunity to take classes not normally offered (many choose Study Abroad) and the Palmer Research Symposium, an undergraduate research day that “allows students to gain experience in creating and presenting research across the disciplines.” Off-campus learning opportunities extend the curriculum, offering opportunities such as job shadowing, service learning, internships, and clinical experience.

Bolstering the academics are professors, described by some as “the best thing about the college.” These educators “are sincerely focused on teaching their students everything they can,” and small class sizes make faculty “more accessible and personable”—most “are on a first name basis with their students” and are “very quick to respond to emails relating to homework.” If you want an in-person conversation, they are also “more than willing to talk to students about anything.” It’s clear that the faculty “really care about the topics that you are learning,” and while there are some lectures, “many professors pose questions to lead discussion and then just let the students talk about what they think.”

Student Body

Since this is a “close knit and tight group,” Morningside “has a small community feeling within a larger city.” Here, “friendly smiles and hellos are what you will see along the campus no matter what,” and “everyone wants to get to know everyone”—and there’s a lot to get to know about each other since there are “a good number of foreign students.” But while “everybody has their own opinion, … everyone respects each other's opinions.” In general, “everyone … is very enthusiastic,” and that extends into the neighboring areas as well: “Students enjoy volunteering in the surrounding community.”

Campus Life

Students love Morningside “in the spring, [when] all the flowers and trees are blossoming.” And when students aren't studying, “people hang out, use the pool rooms in the dorm building, go to the mall or the movies,” or “hang around in the lounges of the residence hall or head down to hang out in the grill of the student center.” Students can find something to do, since there “are always events happening on campus” such as “slam poetry, guest speakers,” scavenger hunts, “comedians, magicians, and bingo,” all of which serves to “bring the student Mustangs together.” Keeping students even busier, a good number of them are “involved in extracurricular activities or have jobs on campus or in the surrounding community.” And speaking of the Sioux City community, establishments around town offer additional options for a night out, “giving Morningside students free movie nights … [and] karaoke nights.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Diane Hay
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
1501 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA 51106-1751

Phone
712-274-5511


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
New Student Apartments
Health-Fitness Center
Eppley Auditorium
Olsen Student Center
Walker Science Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Orpheum Theatre
Southern Hills Shopping Mall
Riverfront Park
Art Center
Event Center

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10 a.m - 4 p.m.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
during group visits

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
mscadm@morningside.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
taxis, city transit system, airport shuttles from Sioux Gateway Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-29 S, exit 144A to South Lakeport Road, left to Morningside Avenue, then left. From Hwy 75 S, Transit Ave. exit, Transit Ave. to Morningside Avenue, then left to Peters Avenue, then left. From Hwy 20 East, left on Stone Avenue to Morningside Avenue, left to Peters Avenue, then right.

Local Accommodations
Days Inn, Holiday Inn, Plaza Hotel, Fairfield Inn, Best Western, Marina Inn

Admissions

Applicants: 1,349
Acceptance Rate: 74%
Average HS GPA: 3.37






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