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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
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
2001 S Summit Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
Website
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
68%
SAT Range
1070-1290
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,937/ 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
$21,816/ 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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 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 20 responses
Report
  • Smart
    40%
  • Friendly
    25%
  • Friendly, religious, and upstanding.
    15%
  • Determined
    10%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • Stressed
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
78%
of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Small and secure
    44%
  • Friendly and welcoming
    33%
  • Faith can achieve any goal.
    11%
  • Hardworking
    6%
  • Home away from home
    6%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $43,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    71%
    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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    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.
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    I love Augustana, and being a student here. The community they've created here is amazing. It's a smaller school, which facilitates close relationships with professors and peers. However, it's located in a larger city, generating tons of opportunities for students of all majors. Professors here are some of the coolest people I've ever gotten to know. They are all passionate about their subjects and sharing them with their students. Professors strive to make connections and close relationships with you, encouraging conversations about school and otherwise, facilitating passionate future professionals. The administration is easy to work with and concentrated on making life great for students. I really couldn't ask for a better place to get my education, and to prepare for my future career. Augustana is made great by the people here, almost all of whom have been exceptional. It's an awesome school with immense opportunity.
    My experience at Augustana University has been everything I imagined and more. From the beginning of my relationship with AU, I have felt special and valued. The Admissions Department is superb - campus visits run smoothly, student ambassadors are friendly and helpful, Admissions Counselors are great and ready to answer any and every question. Campus life is great - first year residences are not too different from any other university BUT the free laundry is a major bonus! Also, free mini fridge/microwave units are available in every room. Printing services are more than adequate - 500 free pages per year (I only used about 200 this year!). Dining services are adequate and they're always looking to improve. Professors are superb - open door policy makes visiting offices much more inviting and professors are so accessible. Classes are informative, relevant, and challenging. Professors will work with you in any way to help you understand information and better yourself as a student.