Students Say

Augsburg College offers two distinct academic routes---the Day Program, which is for “traditional” students (i.e., those who have recently graduated from high school), and the Weekend College Program, for nontraditional (i.e., older) students. In each program, students find professors whose “qualifications are excellent” and who “are readily available outside of class.” Augsburg professors “deserve a great deal of credit for creating an inviting, positive, thinking environment,” and making the student experience feel “very personal.”

Overview

Applicants
2,192
Acceptance Rate
54%
Average HS GPA
3.27

GPA Breakdown

21%
Over 3.75
11%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
510 - 640
SAT Math
500 - 640
ACT Composite
19 - 25

Deadlines


Regular
August 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)

Overall

Students Say

Augsburg College offers two distinct academic routes---the Day Program, which is for “traditional” students (i.e., those who have recently graduated from high school), and the Weekend College Program, for nontraditional (i.e., older) students. In each program, students find professors whose “qualifications are excellent” and who “are readily available outside of class.” Augsburg professors “deserve a great deal of credit for creating an inviting, positive, thinking environment,” and making the student experience feel “very personal.” Many undergraduates believe one of “the greatest strengths of Augsburg is that it offers internships and study abroad classes to every student. Augsburg tries to include at least one of these experiences in the major curriculum” of each student.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
403
with Terminal Degree
276

210
Women
193
Men
49
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
66%
Graduate in 5 years
94%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Peter Agre
Nobel Prize

Martin Sabo
U.S. Congressman

Lute Olson
Coach of the National Champion Arizona Wildcats

Devean George
Basketball Player, NBA's Los Angeles Lakers

Bishop Mark Hanson
Presiding Bishop of the ELCA

Mike Bodnarcheck
Hollywood Producer, Winner of MTV Awards

Dr. Ruth Johnson
Director of the Mayo Breast Clinic

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
71
Application Deadlines
Aug 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,929

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,115

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,902

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,311

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
81%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$11,827

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$29,794
Required Fees
$624
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,070
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

At Augsburg, “Most of the student population is from Minnesota, either rural or urban, and is mostly White.” However, the school enjoys a “somewhat diverse population with the StepUP program” which enrolls students in recovery from chemical dependency. Augsburg also has a large population of “Weekend College students” who are “typically upper twenties [and] into their thirties, married with kids and a full-time job. They are looking to get a degree to advance their career.” In addition, Augsburg has a lot of “students with disabilities.” Students say that “because of this diversity, there is always somewhere for someone to fit in.” People are just “really friendly” and “tend to be very respectful and helpful to one another.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,153
Out of State
13%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
24

Demographics

55% female
45% male
13% are out of state
84% are full time
16% are part time

Overview

Students Say

“Being in the middle of Minneapolis provides so many opportunities for learning, recreation, and entertainment.” Students at Augsburg enjoy the safety of a “small campus” with “all the advantages of a big city [including] internships, and job placement after graduation.” For off-campus fun, students “take the light rail downtown,” or “catch a game at the Metrodome.” Back on campus, students appreciate that “all of the dorms are apartment-style living.” To cut loose, “We all go to the school-sponsored dances and have small parties on our own. School participation with organizations is a must. Everyone has something to do on a weekend night, and on nights that we have school the next day we all just hang out in the library.” Intercollegiate “hockey is a big sport, as is wrestling,” with both drawing sizable crowds. A party scene exists but is not over the top; while small parties take place on campus, most bigger ones happen off campus “since Augsburg is so strict” about its alcohol policies.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
51%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
88
First-Year Students living on campus
82%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
75

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Center for Learning and Adaptive Student Services (CLASS)

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
Karena Jones

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Requred for LD
Cognitive (e.g. WAIS III); achievement(e.g. Woodcok-Johnson); Measures of information processing and memory; within 3 years.

Documentation Requred for ADHD
As above with addition of measures of attention and concentration

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
35
Number of Honor Societies
1

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Auggies)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Auggies)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Minnesota
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Minnesota
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of St. Thomas

Sustainability

Green Rating
64

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
7

Average Number of PC's per Lab
290

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
91%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Brenda Hemmingsen
Admissions Assistant

Address
Office of Admissions
2211 Riverside Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Phone
800-788-5678

Email
admissions@augsburg.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Christensen Center/Starbucks Coffee Shop
Si Melby Athletic Fieldhouse
Lindell Library
Foss Center/Atrium
Gateway Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Mall of America
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Metrodome
Downtown Minneapolis (theatres, restaurants etc.)
Uptown Minneapolis (live music, coffee shops, etc.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:30,10:30, 11:30,1:30,2:30,3:30
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
daily

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@augsburg.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
assigned weekends during each month

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport is 10 miles away, Free Shuttle Bus to St. Paul, Lightrail station 2 blocks from campus, Metro Transit Bus service, Taxi services

Driving Instructions to Campus
Augsburg College is at 2211 Riverside Avenue, in the heart of the Twin Cities, near the Fairview-Riverside Medical Center, the West Bank campus of the University of Minnesota, and the Mississippi River parkways. 35W from the North - Take the Washington Ave exit and turn left off Washington (turns right onto Cedar Ave), turn left at Riverside Ave, right at 22nd Ave South 35W from the South - Follow the I-94 signs (move to right lane after each of two merges). Take 25th Ave exit and turn left, turn left at Riverside Ave, turn left at 22nd Ave South I-94 from Minneapolis - Take 25th Ave exit, turn left at 25th Ave, turn left at Riverside Ave, turn left at 22nd Ave South I-94 West from St. Paul - Take Riverside exit, turn right at Riverside Ave, turn left at 22nd Ave South

Local Accommodations
Days Inn Mpls/St.Paul- many locations Reservations:612-623-9303 Email- diu@usinternet.com Rates start at $59/night Holiday Inn Metrodome (5 minutes from campus) 1500 Washington Ave South Minneapolis (800) HIT-DOME 1-800-448-3663 Augsburg Friends and Family Rate- $98.00
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Key Stats

2,192
Applicants
3,153
Size
54%
Acceptance Rate
1140
SAT Scores

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