Augustana University
Sioux Falls, SD, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
42%
Out-Of-State Students
50%
US States Represented
33
Countries Represented
32
Ethnicity
African American
2%
Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
Hispanic
3%
White
84%
Multiracial
1%
Percent of First Generation Students
14%
Student Organizations
66
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
No

Housing

0
100
70%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
97%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Vikings
School Colors
navy blue and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Total Male Athletes
252
Total Female Athletes
164
Intramural Sports
18
Sports Club
3
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading-Dance Team
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
Augustana University Athletics: visit page

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.36 Average Rating
The food is excellent. There is a wide variety to choose from. There are two main lines which change every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Then there is a line from which you can get an omelet in the morning or Chinese food during lunch and dinner. Next to that line is the vegetarian line, then there's a station where you can get a sandwich or wrap. Then there is a grill where they have pizza or pasta and burgers or some type of warm sandwich. Those are the main options, but there are several other things to choose from. The dining space is quite nice, too. There are many places to sit and you can stay as long as you need/want to.
Lydia from Saint Cloud, MN
Our meal plan is pretty great. It is unlimited which means you can swipe your card as many times as you want from 7-7 everyday. Hot meals are not served the entire time, but there is soup, sandwiches, salad, and some other foods that you can eat. Also included in the meal plan is a transfer meal to the Huddle. So, if you have a really busy day, you can stop by the on campus grill and get a 'free' meal.
Jen
there are many options at the augustana dinning facility. there is always a main line with a full meal prepared. there is a pizza line, and also a cook's choice line. there is a line for wraps, sandwiches, and for the grill. there is also a stir-fry line with different meats, noodles, and veggies. there is a salad bar, and also two soups of the day! augustana also has many choices for desserts. a new ice cream machine was put in this year. you can make all kinds of blizzard-like ice cream mixtures. also, there are always cookies, brownies, cupcakes, pudding, and a wide variety of other deserts. there are many choices every day at the augustana cafeteria.
Sally from Sioux Falls, SD
Great cafeteria with a wide variety of food, but the unlimited plan that they recently implemented is not the best in my opinion. If you do the math, it is $27 a day/$9 a meal, and I eat in the commons maybe once a day. If you eat in the commons regularly, it is worth it, but you get a much better $9 meal elsewhere.
Tessa from Rapid City, SD
Superb. That's all there is to say about it. Most colleges don't offer as many choices as Augustana - main dish, secondary dish, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads, wraps, soup, and stir-fry station. Every day. It doesn't get better than this! (And if you're on the go, you can stop by the Huddle, Augie's little restaurant.)
Stephanie from Onawa, IA
The food at college is not your mom's cooking. Just putting that out there.
That being said, the dining services at Augie are very, very good. The staff are all very friendly and always willing to ask how your day was. They get to know you. The variety of food available on a daily basis is very good. During meal times, there is available a main meal, stir-fry/omelets, pizza, hamburgers, sandwiches, dessert, and a salad bar. And even in the off times you can get food in the huddle or a sandwich from cafeteria.
They also have fun nights planned every month or so. They plan huge campus-wide meals. It is so much fun and I love it.
Michal from Sioux Falls, SD