Augustana University

2001 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, United States
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Overview of Augustana University

About this school

Augustana, founded in 1860, is a church-related, liberal arts college. Its 100-acre campus is located in Sioux Falls, 15 miles from the western borders of Minnesota and Iowa.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,749
    • Men:663 Men (37.9%)
    • Women:1,086 Women (62.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Augustana University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2001 South Summit Avenue
City, State, Zip
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
Phone
(605) 274-5516
Fax
(605) 274-5518
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins October 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Minimum ACT score of 20 required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
68% of 1,975 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 1,056 applicants were admitted
Men
62% of 919 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
538 (40%) of 1,339 admitted students enrolled
Women
345 (45%) of 768 admitted students enrolled
Men
193 (34%) of 571 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.74
375 And Above
58%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
540-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
10%
• Score 600 - 700
39%
• Score 500 - 600
42%
• Score 400 - 500
10%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
35%
• Score 500 - 600
42%
• Score 400 - 500
16%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
20%
• Score 24 - 29
48%
• Score 18 - 23
32%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $33,018 (70.73%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,248 (17.67%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (2.14%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,418 (9.46%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Augustana University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003458
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
398 (82.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
348 (87.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
348 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
71 (20.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$27,792
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 348 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,784
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 241 (69.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,342
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 344 (98.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
132 (27.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,116

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,237 (73.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,073 (86.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,071 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
162 (15.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$26,851
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,048 (97.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,965
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 815 (76.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,754
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,028 (96.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
585 (34.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,217

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$36,950
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
2.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, need-linked special talent scholarships, minority scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,850

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


130

Part-Time Faculty


46

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


61%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 42% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 52% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
295
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Augustana University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


55.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


69%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


70.9%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (63)


  • Accounting
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Anthropology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Chiropractic Studies
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Optometry Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (5)


  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


159,908

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


100 acres

Weather


Temperature
3.3 average low in January, 80.5 average high in September
Rain
99 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Sioux Falls
Nearest Train Station
160 mile(s) from campus in Omaha, NE

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


70% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


30%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Viking
School Colors
Blue and yellow

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, skiing (cross-country), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Augustana University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, augieholics (student athletics support organization), intramurals, union board of governors (student union), augie green, campus ministries

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,679

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,749
Women
1,086
Men
663

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.5% Asian
  • 2.3% Black/African-American
  • 3.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 91.1% White
  • 0.1% Unknown

International Students


7.9% from 32 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


331

Student Resources

Study resources