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Reviews 384 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Lots to Offer – Augustana offers a huge merit scholorship, and offers a lot of financial assistance that has made my college experience amazing!

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Great School, No Focus on Commuters – Augustana offers a great experience for all, but treats commuters as if they are junior college attendees. I still pay a lot of money, and I should be treated like so.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Pricing Is Too Much! I am a commuter, and don't have a meal plan. The prices are extremely high for someone who doesn't have a meal plan. It is almost as if they want you to buy a meal plan. I do not have 500 dollars or more to buy a meal plan. So, if they worked on their pricing, im sure the grade would be higher!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Always Something Delicious – There's always something good to eat in the QCA for any type of food you want. Mexican? Try La Ranch. Chinese? Oriental Express. Italian? Johnny's. There's a little bit of everything you could want at every price range. Chain restaurants, family restaurants, the whole schmear. The favorite in my house? Ryan's buffet. They have EVERYTHING.

3 College Junior

Computers: There are tons of computers for use on campus! The library, media center, even the residence halls! However, the wireless and general internet in rooms in slow and can be extremely patchy at times. There's WiFi in almost every academic building and every residence hall.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Quad Cities – Surprisingly, there's a lot to do in the QCA. However, for most of it you need to have a car or know how to work the bus system. In Rock Island, there's a semi-professional hockey team and Davenport has a semi-pro baseball team. Moline has pretty much everything else that you could think of. Also, very available by bus is the district in Rock Island which has a little bit of something for everyone. Tere's great food everywhere in the area, including the ever delicious "La Rancherita".

3 College Junior

Weather: It sucks when it snows because there are a lot of hills and stairs, but other than that there is no major problem.

3 College Junior

Parking: There are parking lots available for each dorm and TLA that have to be paid for, but there are places to park that don't cost any and are open for parking.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Augie gives great help when it comes to money needs.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Library is great! It consists of 5 levels. Out of the 5 levels, 3 are quiet floors. There is an awesome coffee shop as well on the fourth floor.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Greek life at Augie is what makes your social life here. It is an absolute blast!

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms are amazing. Air conditioning is provided and it is like living in a hotel. Great first-year experience.

5 College Junior

Computers: Computer Availability – Wireless everywhere, colored printing and Black and White. Our technical services are always a phone call away.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Sports and Rec Centers – Facilities at Augie are OK. Nothing too great. The football field is small and the Carver Center (Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Wrestling) is aging. But Carver for a basketball game is amazing. The crowd is what makes it though. Pepsico Rec Center is not bad but also aging and is to be remodeled soon.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Computers; there there. Desktop and printing use to free to students in Tredway and Olin. But that'a about it.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: What Make Augie Great – What makes Augustana great is its close knit community, it's not so small that everyone knows everyone, but anywhere you go you are definitely guaranteed to see someone a familiar face. Other unique things about Augie include its trimester scheduling, study abroad options, and greek life.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation is pretty good at Augustana (free buses that run every 20 min all around surrounding cities), although it doesn't get used very much because most people know someone with a car.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports Are Alright – Men's Varsity Basketball is big at Augustana College; many students attend games, dress up, and get really into them. Other sports (football, soccer, women's sports) are not very well attended at all. Facilities are okay for a small college, and the new lacrosse/soccer field is exceptional. It would be nice to see more people participate in IM's, but they are mainly dominated but greek groups and sports teams.

1 College Freshman

Nightlife: It Sucks Bad. If you drank in high school, or have experience with the opposite sex do not come here if you want good night life. The only kids that appreciate the parties are the ones that did not engage in underage drinking in high school. There are fews bars within walking distance and those are sports bars for creepy men. The parties are small and remind me of a good high school party.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I Like It. There is a lot a popular chains along with some local good dine in.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities at Augustana are well kept for the most part. The bathroom in my dorm room is disgusting in my opinion. People need to learn to clean out the sink when they are done using it.
The campus itself is beautiful. It's one of the most gorgeous campuses I have seen.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are many computer resources available to students at Augustana. The computers are all current and have the latest software. However, the Augustan network is extremely slow and can be unreliable. There is wireless access available through the main parts of campus but not in my dorm. It is very helpful having a personal computer on campus because you can take it where you need to go and access everything you need.
Augustana offers student priniting but I would recommend bringing you own printer. It is much more convenient. You have to go to the library or one of the buildings with a computer lab if you need to print.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Augustana's financial aid is pretty good. Most students get at least something. Scholarships are readily available and are fairly easy to get. Some scholarships are for over $16000.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Augie's Greek Life is HUGE. There are 7 frats and 6 sororities. All have their pros and cons and they all have their stigma. For the frat's, there are the Alpha Sigs (Alpha Sigma Xi)- the gamers, Bos (Beta Omega Sigma)-the drunks, Gabs (Gamma Alpha Beta)-the potheads/soccer players, the Roundels (Rho Nu Delta)- the frat most like a sorority/track frat, the Dons (Delta Omega Nu)- the "skull and bones"/"thank you sir, may I have another" type, the Poobahs (Phi Omega Phi)- the preppy a**holes, and the Ozos (Omicron Sigma Omicron)- the partiers. For the sororities, there are the Caps (Chi Alpha Pi)-the "good" girls, the Cogs (Chi Omega Gamma)- the drunk girls, the KTs (Sigma Kappa Tau)- the nice but socially awkward girls, the Speeds (Sigma Pi Delta)- the goofy/athletes, D-Chis (Delta Chi Theta)- the party girls, and the Phi Rhos- the hot but preppy bitches. Again, these are just their stigmas and does not reflect who these members truely are. Augustana's greek system is all local chapters and has a lot to offer. It's all about finding the right fit for you.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Rock Island and the Quad Cities – Augustana is between the Keystone Neighbourhood and Broadway District of Rock Island. Broadway is an upper middle class neighborhood of old Victorian houses on the bluffs of Rock Island. Keystone is the oposite. Some consider it a bad neighborhood. Low income families. Small rundown houses. But the "Augie Bubble" keeps most of the bad "townies" out. The Quad Cities are such a diverse group of cities. You have industry on the Illinois side of Rock Island and Moline. The commerce of Davenport. And the mostly residential community of Bettendorf.


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