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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
2001 S Summit Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
From Augustana University

Augustana University is a comprehensive university located in the heart of Sioux Falls. With 100 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs for undergraduates, the University is committed to enriching lives and fostering development by combining a foundation in the liberal arts with professional skill and advanced study.

Our mission: Inspired by Lutheran scholarly tradition and the liberal arts, Augustana provides an education of enduring worth that challenges the intellect, fosters integrity and integrates faith with learning and service in a diverse world.

Augustana University Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
1060-1330
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,257/ 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
$21,957/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,679Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
70
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Smart
    33%
  • Friendly, religious, and upstanding.
    13%
  • Determined
    8%
  • Clique-y
    4%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Friendly and welcoming
    36%
  • Small and secure
    36%
  • Faith can achieve any goal.
    9%
  • Home away from home
    9%
  • Hardworking
    5%
  • It's All About Money
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $43,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    70%
    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.14 responses
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    Augustana University Reviews

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    Many aspects of my college career have created my positive experience at Augustana including real-world experience through clubs and the classroom, weekend life, and the community aspect.

    I am studying business communications and marketing at Augie. Many of the business classes are focused on real world experience through creating marketing plans for local clients or hearing about a business professional’s experience in their position.

    Augustana’s weekend life options have also led to my positive college experience. With the weekend offering of other clubs on campus and new-found college friends, many students—including myself—find themselves WANTING to say at Augustana on the weekends.

    Augustana truly is a community. With the small campus size, there is always someone you know and always someone new to meet. The professors care not only about your class performance, but also about your well-being—they become friends outside the classroom!
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    Augie is all about what you make of it! Students get resources to plan their own vocational path. I love Augie because I can be involved in clubs, support Viking athletics and visual arts, study abroad, graduate early, double major, do research with professors, travel to academic conventions, and most importantly, engage in communal relationships with faculty, staff, and students. Augie truly is the "place for possibilities," and the community wants YOU to leave as the best version of yourself.
    I have loved going to Augustana and my overall experience so far has been excellent! As soon as I walked onto the campus for the first time, I felt an immense sense of community and felt immediately welcome. Overall, classes are challenging but rewarding because the classes are usually relatively small so you really get that personal help and relationship with the professors. The campus is beautiful, and I have met so many wonderful people here. The nice thing about going to school at a smaller university is that I always see people that I know, however there are also so many opportunities to meet new people and build that sense of community even more. I highly would recommend Augustana University for anyone who wants an amazing Liberal Arts experience, and wants a loving home away from home.