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Presentation College, South Dakota

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Presentation College
Established1951; 70 years ago (1951)
FounderPresentation Sisters
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic
PresidentPaula Langteau[1]
Undergraduatesc. 800
Aberdeen (main campus)
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United States
CampusRural, 100 acres (40 ha)
ColorsGreen and Gold   
Sports5 men's & 5 women's varsity teams
MascotSpirit the Saint Bernard

Presentation College (PC) is a private Catholic college with its main campus in Aberdeen, South Dakota and a branch campus in Fairmont, Minnesota. The college, founded in 1951 and co-educational since 1968, enrolls nearly 800 students. The school takes its name from the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (PBVM), the original sponsors. It grew out of their Notre Dame Junior College, founded in 1922 in Mitchell, South Dakota.[2]


PC is located on a 100-acre (40 ha) campus at 1500 N. Main Street in Aberdeen, S.D. A branch campus exists in Fairmont, Minn. The College also offers instruction online through PC Virtual.


PC offers Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science, Associate of Arts, and certificate programs with a focus on health and medical-related programs.

Admission policy

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or GED minimum score of 450, and an ACT composite score of 18 or above, or a 940 minimum SAT score (math and reading). The cumulative high school GPA is considered for first-time students, while cumulative college GPA is considered for transfer students. Presentation College will accept the GED and students who are schooled at home. Transfer students may be admitted from any accredited college, university, or technical school. All college credits completed with a grade of C or above will be evaluated for acceptance to the College. The Registrar and appropriate Department Chair(s) or Vice President of Academics, will approve the application of transfer credits for specific Presentation College courses. More information about transfer credits and transcript evaluations may be obtained through the College Catalog or your Admissions Representative.

Financial aid

Presentation College serves a large part of its student body through an extensive financial aid program. Aid available through federal programs includes the PELL Grant, Perkins Loan, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, SMART Grant and Work-Study Program. Other sources of aid include institutional scholarships, student employment, loans and grants. Approximately 99% of Presentation College's students receive financial aid.


Presentation College is a member of both the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and of the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA).The athletic department at Presentation College offers ten sports, including Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Soccer, Women's Volleyball, Football, Men's Baseball, and Women's Fast-Pitch Softball. Athletic scholarships are available.


  1. ^ "Langteau named Presentation College President". Hub City Radio (Press release). 1 May 2020. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Legacy". 2020–2021 Catalog. Presentation College. Retrieved 29 November 2020.

Coordinates: 45°28′52″N 98°29′16″W / 45.48107°N 98.48789°W / 45.48107; -98.48789

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