Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD, USA
4.36 Average Rating

Founded in 1860, Augustana is a selective university located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and affiliated with the Lutheran Church. Offering more than 100 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs for undergraduates, plus graduate degrees and continuing education programs, Augustana’s curriculum combines a foundation in the liberal arts with professional skill and advanced study. Outside of academia, students can get involved in more than 100 clubs and organizations, play in over 50 intramural activities, and cheer on the 19 Vikings athletic teams. For Augies interested in getting off campus, Sioux Falls is the most populous city in the state and features more than 70 parks and greenways, as well as boasts an active art scene orchestrated by the Sioux Empire Arts Council. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
68%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
42%
Out-Of-State Students
50%
94%
Submitting ACT
6%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1245
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,080
Total Number of Undergrads
1,749
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
47%
20-39 Students
48%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
57%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
75%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,446
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$33,018
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$33,018
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,248
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
89%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
19%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,816
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
19%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,883
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$20,157

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
62%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,747
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$23,259
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$286
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
66
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
70%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Vikings
School Colors
Gold/Navy Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Sioux Falls
Des Moines
Denver
Nashville
Phoenix
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
98%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$49,500
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What Students Are Saying

4.36 Average Rating
augustana college in sioux falls, south dakota is a rigorous school filled with motivated students from many different countries who like to have fun, just as much as the like to study. augustana has division ii sports, and is a haven for intramural sports. augustana is a great place to meet new people, experience new things, and start your path toward an amazing and rewarding career.
Sally from Sioux Falls, SD
It has a great theatre program. It has a great sense of community. I am certain this is the place for me.
Travis from Box Elder, SD
Augustana College is my dream college. It the the perfect size, it is located in the perfect place, I have the most perfect work-study, I have the best professors and classes, and I have made the most perfect friends. I have never doubted that I made the right decision.
Tessa from Rapid City, SD
Augustana is a great liberal arts school for those looking for a small institution that they can feel at home at. Class sizes are small and the professors really care; everyone on campus is super friendly! Being in Sioux Falls, you don't have to worry about it being too small and boring; there is always something to do in the city.
Stephanie from Onawa, IA
Augustana is an amazing college with great professors. The community there is very friendly and welcoming. It is hard word, but well work the effort.
Michal from Sioux Falls, SD
It's a wonderful school. Teachers and students are friendly and want to be helpful. I feel like I am getting a decent education.
Lydia from Saint Cloud, MN
Augustana is an amazing school with a great sense of community. It is a liberal arts college, so you take classes in many different fields, and classwork can be difficult. However, there are many free and fun events and opportunities on campus that make up for the difficult homework.
Jen