About Augustana College

Founded in 1860, Augustana College. is a Private college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,537 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Augustana College Academic calendar runs on a Trimester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 187 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Augustana College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate51%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,28% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

88% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 59% were in the top quarter, and 29% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Augustana College.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Augustana College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    55 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    41 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    55 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    55 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    55 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    55 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    55 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    55 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Augustana College?

31 Students rated Augustana College

Leo - 05/09/2024

Augustana is a very beautiful college. It feels like you are in Sweden which the college dedicates its heritage to. I like how students are always very social and friendly. The professors are dedicated in helping you graduate college. The food court is very high class and interesting. They are always adding courses which could be beneficial for many future students. They have grants and scholarships you could apply for as well as clubs and services. I can't wait to go to Augustana!!! GO VIKINGS!!!

Rehema - 08/31/2023

Augustana College is a tight knit community with a lot of resources available to all students. At Augustana I feel at home, and I feel listened to. I feel that I can become a very successful person by attending Augustana and I would recommend anyone interested in enrolling or applying to come here.

Amari - 05/29/2020

I enjoy being a student at Augustana College. I considered it my home away from home. I have met wonderful people at Augustana. The faculty is beyond helpful when needed, and I like how available they make themselves. When I first applied to Augustana I wasn't sure that I would it would be the right fit for me because it is far away from home, but after my first couple of months I realized I made the right decision.

Yussra - 04/11/2020

Augustana College made me realize I really like small class sizes. The professors are awesome and very hands-on. Your performance in the class solely dependence on you. If you want to be a great student, everything you need is provided:faculty, resources and facilities. If you want to be a slacker that is your choice too. The campus is beautiful, especially on fall. For a division III school, there sure are dedicated sports teams. There are awesome coaches and Carver center is a great place to get a workout in. So is Pepsico. Try to avoid walking alone at night though. And always lock your vehicles. Different kinds of people pass through the campus.

Augustana College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Augustana College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Augustana College is 51%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I understand that you've been stressing out for the past years or so over where you will go after graduation, but just relax. The best advice I can give you is to visit three schools that interest you the most. However, don't just visit in the traditional sense. Imagine yourself to be a "weekend transfer student". Try to arrange a visit with the school administration for arriving on a Thursday afternoon and staying with someone who is majoring in what you plan to major in as well as is involved in the same activities you enjoy/plan to participate in. For example, if you play high school football and want to continue in college, but are planning on majoring in business, ask if the school can locate a football player who is majoring in business. Also, try to get a sophmore or freshman. This way, you can meet the student you'll be staying with and become familiar with the campus in the afternoon. The next day, shadow him/her around campus, go to all of their classes, take notes, etc. Then Friday and Saturday nights you can see the social side of the school.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates were people that were equally as driven as myself: interested in the field that they were majoring in. This became interesting in that it affected how they viewed the field: from a more practical to medical to research based. This always lead to good discussion, and learning to see my field from other points of view, as well to help others expand upon their views. It helped all of my classmates, including myself, to grow in our education.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Nothing. Its far from home, but that's not the college's fault.

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  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Producing students that are well-rounded and highly educated. Particular emphasis is paid to the humanities, but a the school has a substantial geo-science program. The campus is intensely beautiful in the fall and during the spring bloom.

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Augie has a wonderful reputation in the Quad Cities and all over for that matter. I am so proud to go back to my hometown and tell people that I go to Augustana. I feel confident in my chances of getting a job after college because of the education I have received here. During homecoming this year, I talked to a few Augie alumni in my sorority, and they reassured me that they felt more prepared and educated for their job than their fellow co-workers.

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  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Academically rigorous tight knight community

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Dorm food isn't that bad. It's highly exaggerated.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If the person sees school as just a place to hang-out and party then it would not be a good choice.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I think as long as you have a passion to learn and get involved, this school is for you. The campus is smaller but that does not mean that people are not enthusiastic about the things they do. They love what they do and they take school seriously because ultimately that is why we are here.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I have found that there is a severe lack of communication between students and college administration. To me, it seems that the college administration assumes that students will find out information on their own and because of this, the college administration does not share certain information with students and expects students to take responsibility for acquiring the information. I believe that just because students are expected to live up to their potential as adults, that does not mean that students should just "know" certain things. The college needs to take better responsibility for informing students when it is necessary.

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    The friends I have made.

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  13. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I consider coming to Augustana one of the best choices I have made in my life thus far! From the moment I set foot on campus, I felt like I was at home. For example, within two days of being on campus for freshmen orientation, I was invited over to my advisor's house for pizza and to hang out with a small group of my fellow first-year students. After planting my feet here, I have taken off running and never looked back. Now a junior, I am amazed at how much Augie has given me in three short years and how much I have personally accomplished in this short amount of time. The best thing about Augie is that I can be very involved in campus life and still do well academically. I will explain more about the academics and student body in the paragraphs below :)

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  14. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    A neat thing about Augustana is that there are so many groups for you to get involved in; the tricky part is narrowing down all the choices and deciding which ones you want to become a part of. Whether you are an athlete or in a sorority/fraternity (you can also do both!), everyone gets along. There are many different groups on campus but together we show pride in representing our school!

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    I absolutely love the small class sizes at Augustana. Most of the classes I am in have about 20 students each. Professors know you by name... most will still call you by name when they see you walking around campus a term or two later! This personal connection with faculty is something I cherish and feel very lucky to have here at Augie. Whenever a problem arises, your professor is only a phone call or e-mail away. Academics are very important here at Augie. I feel I have received a wonderful, well-rounded education. The liberal studies classes we take provide us with extra knowledge in addition to our core classes for our major. I also love that professors take the time to make sure that their course material connects with material learned in other classes.

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  16. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    the beautiful campus

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    During my college search I definitely heard a few stereotypes about Augustana. The main one is that everyone at Augustana is a rich, preppy, white kid from the Chicago suburbs. (Not true)

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Not entirely. While the majority of students are Caucasian and from the Chicago Suburbs, many are also from a variety of states and countries. There is a great appreciation for all sorts of different cultures on campus. There is also a massive effort underway to continue increasing the geographical and ethnic diversity of students at Augie. Also contrary to popular belief, not everyone at Augustana is wealthy. There are people from all sorts of different backgrounds including those who are financially secure to the not so well-off. There is no mold to fit when it comes to your financial position.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Augustana College receive some sort of financial aid. 25% were awarded federal grants. While 91% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$0 - $30K
$30 - $48K
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$110K & UP

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