Augustana College - Illinois
- 4 Year
- ROCK ISLAND, IL
Augustana College - Illinois Reviews
Rating 3.75 out of 5 797 reviews
Augustana College is a great place for those looking to form bonds and meet new people. Not only does Augustana have a great education system, but they also have a great support system with those struggling mentally and they even have tutors that range from hired professionals to fellow students. At Augustana it is very hard to feel left out because they have so many different clubs and sport teams to join. I was apart of the Women's golf team and I learned so much about golf and myself during the fall season.
The campus is beautiful and easily navigated. The small class sizes allow you to be close with professors and get help when you need it. There are many resources that people can use if they have any questions.
Augustana College is a bit of a mixed bag but definitely isn't for me. If you're looking for somewhere that has any sort of academic rigor, this isn't the place, and many students act like they would rather be anywhere else. The campus is nice for the size of the college, but the food options are terrible, and there is absolutely nothing open on campus on the weekends. The area around the college is run down, everything to do is across the river so if you don't have a car you're out of luck. The large international student presence on campus is great in some ways, but they tend to group up amongst themselves. Augie's freshman dorms (except for Westerlin) are ancient, and nothing gets updated or fixed. Stay away unless you want your college experience to be a repeat of high school, and don't expect your money to be spent well, the only things that get funded are useless while they feed you cheap frozen food and pay student workers a pittance. If you're interested, in Augie, reconsider.
If I had to do it over again I would choose a different undergraduate college where I could live from home & not on campus to save money & also go to a state school which has a graduate program already affiliated with the school. Augustana is standard when it comes to their STEM programs & I would say nothing is special about going there over a bigger school. If you are contemplating a career in medicine go to a bigger Illinois state school or somewhere like Loyola or Northwestern because they have graduate programs already in place. Be weary of how much any school is charging you new students per term, if they require you to buy textbooks for each class and how much financial aid you are getting; try to get more scholarships & grants in comparison to loans with high interest rates.
The academic part of Augustana is amazing. The faculties are very helpful and I have formed great connection with them. They have ways to help me in accommodations. U have learned a lot from all the classes I have taken. The community itself is quite amazing.
I’m a geography Major. Augie has given me to opportunity to not only obtain useful knowledge in class but to put that knowledge into practice. I’ve also been given the chance to attend and contribute in Rock Island community meeting. I’ve join clubs such as augie arces(augie farm) and ASA(African students association ) which allow me to express myself freely.
This is genuinely one of the biggest rip-offs of a school you can find. The food is terrible, the teachers are either amazing or the worst you can find, they give you zero breaks and give little to no cares about their students mental/physical well-being, and just about every commodity they advertise (the brew, the gym, the core offices) are either closed 90% of the time or completely booked to the point you can’t use them. There’s like on average 20 cars stolen a year here, all of the dorms outside of westerlin look like they haven’t been updated since the 90s (which is actually a fast, none of them have), and the school is in a deficit because they choose to spend their money on just about everything that is of no use to its students. They also don’t pay their workers minimum wage, so good luck making any money if you don’t have a car or are an international student! I would urge anyone interested to stay as far away from here as you possibly can.
I love the community here. Everyone is so close and it feels like home. Although, a small school also has its cons. You don't get to meet a lot of new people and it feels boring after a while. I wouldn't change much, but i have to deal with the cons of my choice
i really like the feeling of community. it’s easy to make friends, and there’s always events going on where you can meet people. most professors i’ve come across do their best to teach the content that you need to understand. college can be hard in general when you’re starting from scratch, but there are so many things you can do to personally branch out and try new things. i’ve met so many supportive professors, advisors, and students. i also really appreciate the amount of international students, as it can broaden anyone’s knowledge and opinions on global affairs.
I am a fresher for this university but as i research about college is good in giving best education experience with future job opportunities.
I had some wonderful professors at Augustana. They helped me improve at reading and writing, considering someone's opinion before forming my own, and making sense of my thoughts. I also had some awful professors. One of them was even in trouble with the school for plagiarising. Not to mention he wasn't fluent in English, couldn't explain even simple middle school math, and let class go early after 20 minutes some days. Augustana has some great things on campus. I worked for the newspaper, played a sport, and found a group of people that supported me. But the majority of the kids at this school don't like school. Why go to college then? Oh right, because that's what you do when your parents do your application for you. Kids show up to class hungover, drink three to four days a week, and complain endlessly. They are clicky, protective of their friends, and refuse to take responsibility for bad grades. Maybe I should have gone to U of I. But how could I have known what to expect?
I'm currently attending Augustana College and am studying Music and French. Students are encouraged to study what they enjoy and are interested in. In addition, most people I know on campus are very involved in a multitude of activities. For me, I'm in one of the choirs, a dance troupe, our Opera ensemble, do theatre, and am involved in Greek Life, and French Club. Students are encouraged to be as active on campus as possible and additionally, there are resources for students who need help managing time and stress. One of the other aspects that drew me to Augustana is the scholarship called "Augie Choice." This is a grant of $2,000 that can be applied to a study abroad trip, Senior Inquiry research, or even housing fees for an internship. For me, I found that incredible. I want to travel as much as I can and studying abroad is something I knew I had to do in college. I plan to use my "Augie Choice" grant for a summer abroad in France to apply my French skills in day-to-day usage.
From an academic perspective, Augustana has exceeded my expectations! The courses, professors, and career counselors are top-notch and dedicated to supporting student success and growth. It's common for students to develop long-lasting connections with professors, which results in research opportunities, study-abroad experiences, and mentorship. From the social perspective, I'd give it a more mixed review. First and foremost the school is small enough to where it almost feels like high school all over again. It's not that it's terribly difficult to make friends, but once the first year has gone by (and many people join Greek Life -- I did not) your chances at being exposed to new people greatly diminish. Also, from an off-campus life perspective, there is almost nothing to do -- Rock Island, Il is not the liveliest of college towns, and unless you have a car, there is no easy way to get to Davenport, Iowa (the largest of the Quad Cities).
I love the atmosphere. Many people are allowed to be themselves with no judgement. People are kind and helpful. There is no real drama and the education is simple
Although Augustana College is a small school, the campus was beautifully spread out and was full of nature. A stream runs through the center of the walkways through campus. This college is very connected with their incoming students and send helpful emails regarding scholarship opportunities to help with tuition.
This is a small college so it can have a high school vibe in the classrooms. Most of the professors are helpful and engaging. The dining hall isn’t too bad but the food was not my cup of tea.
The campus is beautiful! The faculty and staff are wonderful human beings and in my experience will do anything they can to help you be where you want to be, and go where you want to go. Sometimes there's departmental drama but realistically that's just part of the experience. My time at Augie was very busy, stressful, and somewhat secluded as I only frequented two buildings that were pretty far from the others. Personally, the friends I made were what really made the experience worthwhile.
My overall experience at Augustana is great. I've met amazing people and faculty there. My only problem is the location. I want to see the opportunities for STEM students change there because there isn't much extracurricular activity to do there.
Augustana College is a place of unlimited opportunities. Thanks to the fantastic advisors there, Augustana has helped me specifically in knowing what I want to do in the future. If you work hard and use the resources provided by the college, you won't succeed.
I love this school. I feel welcomed all the time, I believe I can grow as a person and in my academics. I do not want to leave this school I believe I can become my best.