About Augustana University

Founded in 1860, Augustana University. is a Private college. Located in South Dakota, which is a city setting in South Dakota, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,665 full time undergraduate students, and 272 full time graduate students.

The Augustana University Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 141 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Augustana University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate69%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range930-1230
ACT Range23-29

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,45% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 29 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

91% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 67% were in the top quarter, and 35% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

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

4%
“We”re apathetic”
19%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
11%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
22%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
78%
“I feel extremely safe”
11%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
44%
“We bought the gear”
44%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
26%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
37%
“They keep regular office hours”
63%
“They”re always available”
81%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
15%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
4%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
59%
“We only party on weekends”
4%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
89%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
4%
“We”re apathetic”
19%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
11%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
19%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
22%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
78%
“I feel extremely safe”
11%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
44%
“We bought the gear”
44%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
11%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
26%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
37%
“They keep regular office hours”
63%
“They”re always available”
81%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
15%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
4%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
59%
“We only party on weekends”
4%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
11%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
89%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Augustana University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    91 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    70 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

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

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    93 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    93 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 72 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    92 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    93 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    93 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Augustana University?

39 Students rated Augustana University

Samantha

I do not regret my choice for Augustana University. The campus is welcoming and every professor is not only available, but helpful as well. In the education program, the professors are willing to help you with anything and everything in your life, especially if it relates to kids! There is a lot of culture mixing and the class sizes are small, so you get to know everyone. The school is a strong community that does everything in it's power to give you the leg up you will need when they send you out into the real world. They really prepare you for anything and everything, making sure that you are the best of the best.

Lindsey

The student body is small enough that you can know every body, at least by sight if you are so inclined. There are plenty of friendly people, though the overall campus atmosphere can be fairly cold compared to other colleges of this size. The professors are amazing, the food is good, and the dorms are decent. It does tend to be rather expensive, but they offer good scholarships. Definitely worth checking out.

Katie

Augustana College, now known as Augustana University, is wonderful. Augustana Unversity is best known for its art program, and as a major in the arts, this is extremely important to me. It's also important that the professors are always available. In fact, the professors are more like friends here. They will always be there for a student and will help them in any way they possibly can. Another important aspect of Augie is student life. There is always some sort of event going on, whether it be a movie or a concert, students are normally involved in the majority of events that happen around campus. However, there are some downfalls to the Augustana and the biggest one happens to be the food. It's definitely not the best and can sometimes be downright sketchy. It is, for the most part, edible and as a college student, that's all that really matters. To conclude, overall Augustana Unversity is a great university. It provides students with all their educational needs and keeps them entertained.

Erin

Overall, Augustana University is a pretty good school. Main majors at the school are Pre-Med, Nursing, and Education. Small enough campus where walking to classes takes less than 10 minutes, but large enough that you don't know everyone on campus. Clubs are a major part of the college experience

Augustana University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Augustana University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Augustana University is 69%. 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?

    If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself to really do a lot of research on what the best college would be to go to. You spend a lot of money for college, so you don't want to waste your money or time at a college that's not right for you. Augustana doesn't have a good photography program, that's what you will want to do with your life later, so look into a school that DOES have a good photography program. Work hard in college and don't focus so much on your social life because it's not as important as your education. You're smart enough to do anything you want to do for a living so go out there an make the most of your experiences and work hard! You can achieve anything if you put your mind to it!

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

    I felt like I was very well-informed! There have been no suprises along the way and I am very pleased with the outcome of the school!

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

    The biggest challenge in attenting Augustana College is being a non-traditional student and finding the time to complete the large amount of course work.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    It's a small community in a big town. There is a lot of things to do in Sioux Falls, and it has all the stores/resources one would need/want. The students and faculty are very friendly and welcoming. The professors are all very qualified for the classes they teach, and they have very valuabe networks that can greatly benefit students.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person who should attend Augustana is someone who DOES NOT have a problem paying thousands of dollars out of pocket, someone who likes to drink to socialize, and someone who knows exactly what they want to do for a career. These people will fit in best.

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

    The most unique quality about my school is the intimacy I feel between myself and my professors. I looked at a few neighboring schools as well as colleges across the country, and the school that stood out to me was Augustana College, located in my hometown, because of its small size and it's academic rigor. With such a small student to teacher ratio, I knew I would be receiving a great amount of attention in my studies, which will help me succeed in achieving my goal to become a music teacher.

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

    I think Augustana can be right for anyone and everyone; you just have to work hard and want it.

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates here at Augustana are well-rounded, respectful, and helpful; truly genuine.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Augustana is well known for its Christian affiliation, academic rigor, and music opportunities.

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

    Augie is an intelligent, but immature party high school posing as a highly regarded institution of higher education with the best of the best students.

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

    Knowing the professors and being a "teachers pet". Being able to communicate with the professors is really nice.

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

    The most frustrating thing about my school is, if you're an athlete, feeling like the sport and coaching staff owns you. They expect you to live, breathe, and eat your sport, and you simply can't. If you're not an athlete, the most frustrating thing is feeling like you're back in high school. The population is so small that there is a lot of gossip and judgemental people. Everyone knows each other's business and is very critical about it.

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Student Body

Students

59%

female

41%

male

1,665

Total Undergrad Enrollment

272

Total Grad Students

50%

Out-Of-State

42%

In-State

8%

International

Organizations

92

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

69%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
2%
% Hispanic/Latino
3%
% White or Caucasian
82%

TUITION & AID

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 University receive some sort of financial aid. 22% were awarded federal grants. While 62% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$30,944

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$7,480

Room and Board

39,424

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$13,055
$30 - $48K
$15,822
$48 - $75K
$17,044
$75 - $110K
$20,873
$110K & UP
$22,514

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