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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Augustana - Illinois is a highly rated private, Christian college located in Rock Island, Illinois in the Quad Cities Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,637 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Augustana - Illinois acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 75% of students, Augustana - Illinois alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,700.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Address
639 38th St
Rock Island, IL 61201

Augustana College - Illinois Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
59%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$23,919/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$27,532/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,637Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
10
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Engaged
    64%
  • Smart
    29%
  • Committed
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.60 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.70 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    41%
  • Friendly atmosphere
    28%
  • Opportunity
    22%
  • White
    6%
  • EASY
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
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Augustana College - Illinois Reviews

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Overall, I love Augie! I am beyond content with my choice. A few factors that lead me to feel this way are the small class sizes which almost always leads to a strong connection with the Professors. With those connections, one can strive to get their best education. Augie is a small school with a big school feel. You get the best of both worlds. There is an abundance of clubs, sports, or extracurriculars one can join to feel apart of the community. To add, there is always a friendly face around every corner. After one year Augustana is my home away from home. But, with that being said, it does not make me feel as safe as my true home does. There is plenty of money going into the facilities at the school that could also be put towards the student's safety. In my opinion, there are not enough blue light poles around campus. A simple installation of more of these can make a huge difference in making the students feel safe. This would be my one critique of the school.
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I love how not only students but also the faculty and staff are extraordinarily welcoming and helpful since the beginning of my freshman year, from moving in to finding great local food, from class registration to dealing with papers/assignments to thrive in courses. There is always something going on around the campus, either a concert or an outdoor activity. Augie students can hop on any local bus for free (one only needs to show the school ID)! And for Asians, there is just a perfect place for you to curb your savory and sweet appetite!
I'm a freshman at Augie, and I'm in the process of transferring. I'll always believe that Augie has great academics. Professors are knowledgable, and you can develop relationships with them because of their small classes. My reasons for transferring are the location and campus. If you're a city person, don't be fooled by the title of "Quad Cities", because you won't find that the area is city-like. The QC doesn't have a lot to offer, especially not nearby. The campus is pretty, but it's small. Most of the buildings you'll visit daily are located near each other. Many things you do are in the Gerber Center (food, the library, club meetings, events, etc). To me, it's monotonous going back and forth to this building and the ones around it every day.
If you are considering Augie and the things I've mentioned wouldn't bother you, I recommend it. My gripes with the college are very personal. Augie provides a very good education, usually at a fair price as many receive aid.