Students Say

Augustana College is a “Christian, liberal arts school devoted to excellence, community, and service.” High school students “enter to learn,” and college

Overview

Applicants
1,545
Acceptance Rate
61%
Average HS GPA
3.70

GPA Breakdown

54%
Over 3.75
24%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

ACT Composite
23 - 28

Other Admission Factors

Overall

Students Say

Augustana College is a “Christian, liberal arts school devoted to excellence, community, and service.” High school students “enter to learn,” and college

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
171
with Terminal Degree
114

92
Men
79
Women
10
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
49%
Graduate in 5 years
65%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, General
  • Journalism

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering

  • Engineering Physics

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Dr. Jarrett Brachman
Terrorism Expert

Dr. John Hamre
CEO, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Linda Avery
Genome Pionerr

Laurel Prieb
VP for Western Operations- Major League Baseball

David Lillehaug
former State's Attorney, Minnesota

Dr. Gene Hoyme
Chief of Pediatrics, Sanford Health

Nancy Erickson
Secretary, United States Senate

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
80
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,028

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,796

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,037

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,385

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$21,347

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$29,624
Required Fees
$466
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$750
Transportation for Commuters
$900

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

“The typical student at Augie is white, of Scandinavian descent, from the Midwest, hardworking, religious, financially responsible for some portion of their schooling, and very nice.” She is “concerned about academics.” Not surprisingly, given the school’s affiliation, the predominant religious bent is Lutheran. Despite their very similar backgrounds, students “are surprisingly different in opinions,” which can make for colorful conversation, as students are also “very concerned about issues.” Though “Augustana is not diverse, which is one of its weaknesses,” it does have “a decent amount of atypical students. They fit in very well.” One student majoring in nursing writes, “I know one mother [who] is in her 30s [who] plays in the brass band. Another mom is in one of my classes, came from Lithuania, and she is embraced and challenged like any other student in that class. As a traditional student, I find it refreshing to find age variances in the classrooms. It gives an extra, unique perspective on the issues at hand.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,671
Out of State
52%

International
9%
Foreign Countries Represented
39

Demographics

1.04%
Asian
2.08%
African-American
2.21%
Hispanic
92.84%
Caucasian
8.72%
International

59% female
41% male
52% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Student life here is reportedly very well balanced: “during the week it is all business, but the weekend is a time to let loose, relax, and have fun.” Typically “students party on weekends,” but the school’s “sports teams [also] have a tremendous amount of support from the student body, faculty, alumni, and also the residents of Sioux Falls.” Students also take advantage of events like “‘coffee house’ concerts, school dances, [and other] special events.” An athletic bunch, many undergraduates here report doing whatever they “can outside, like play hockey or sled in the winter, and play Frisbee golf or soccer on the green in the spring and fall. Downtown and the local parks are also great places to go hang out.” If the elements drive them indoors, students “spend time staying fit at our recreational facility or working!” Off-campus “Sioux Falls is a good place to find something to do. With movie theaters, amateur baseball and hockey, restaurants, book stores, and whatnot,” there are a lot of things to do in the area.” And not if you’re looking to get way, way off campus, Augustana is prepared to help you do that: “Many students experience some type of study abroad and the college actively invites student participation in that experience.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
71%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
81
First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
90

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
80
Number of Honor Societies
12

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
8

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

24% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Vikings)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Vikings)
10 Sports

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

Student Services

Day Care
Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Nursing program through South Dakota State University.
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: All programs through South Dakota State University.

Sustainability

Green Rating
71

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
34

Average Number of PC's per Lab
22

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple and HP

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
Jenn Henson
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admission
2001 South Summit Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Phone
605-274-5516

Email
admission@augie.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Sports Complex - Football, Baseball stadiums
Morrison Commons / The Huddle
Mikkelson Library
Elmen Center
Center for Visual Arts
The Madsen Center, home to our social science programs, is also a popular place for students to gather and study, or use the computer lab. With newly renovated and refurbished lounges, our resident halls also serve as gathering areas for students to converse, watch TV, play ping pong or pool.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Falls at Falls Park
The Empire Mall
Downtown Sioux Falls
Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences
Great Bear Outdoor Recreation area
Downtown Sioux Falls has many specific historical areas of attraction including the Sculpture Walk, the Sioux Falls Trolley and the Center for Visual Materials. Students and families also enjoy the diverse culinary scene at many downtown cafes and restaurants. There is always a special gift to find at one of many unique shops along historical Phillips Ave.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday, Many Saturday mornings
9:00-5:00
605-274-5516

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Anytime classes are in session
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
By appointment

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact both Admissions Office and Coach

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
www.augie.edu/admission

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Sunday-Thursday nights for seniors only during academic term. Not during finals.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Sioux Falls City bus system stops right on campus. Taxis can also be called from campus. Sioux Falls Regional Airport is served by Northwest, United, Delta, and Allegiant Air, and is located 10 minutes north of campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-29: Exit east on 41st Street. Take 41st Street east to Kiwanis Avenue (1mile).Turn left on Kiwanis and drive north to 33rd Street (.5 mile). Turn right on 33rd and drive east to Summit Avenue (1.2 miles). Turn left on Summit. The visitor lot will be two blocks on the right. From I-229 Exit Minnesota Avenue north. Take Minnesota to 33rd Street (.8 miles). Turn left on 33rd and drive west four blocks to Summit Avenue. Turn right on Summit. The vistior lot will be two blocks on the right.

Local Accommodations
Within ten minutes of the campus are a variety of inexpensive to upscale hotels affiliated with nationally-recognized lodging chains. When you make your reservation, indicate that you are visiting Augustana College to obtain a special discount. Located near the I-29 and 41st Street intersection are the Days Inn (605-361-9240) and the Super 8 (605-361-2202). Moderately priced properties include the Fairfield Inn (605-361-2211) and the Hampton Inn (605-362-1700). Upscale, full-service hotels are the Radisson Encore Inn (605-361-6684) and the Holiday Inn City Centre downtown (605-339-2000). There are many other hotels in the area. Feel free to call the Campus Visit Coordinator in the Office of Admission at 800-727-2844 for a more extensive listing.
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Key Stats

1,545
Applicants
1,671
Size
61%
Acceptance Rate

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