Location
Rock Island, IL
Undergrads
2,532
Tuition
$34,614
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 341 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Its a large workload but the teachers are really helpful

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Fraternities throw pretty good parties but they get busted by the police all the time.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is tough because the neighborhood around campus.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not many people attend sports events.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is nice because you always have a party to go to or someone to hang out with.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Great technology, Internet is horrible

4 College Freshman

Diversity: People are very accepting of all different people.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have campus police that are around patrolling

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are usually parties on wednesdays and weekends

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: There are only strict on subjects of safety

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Youre not involved in drugs/alcohol unless you want

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life holds a lot of social events for everyone

5 College Freshman

Facilities: It has a great music program, which is my major.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is clean and has a great atmosphere.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Long walks to class in winter aren't the best.

3 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car on campus so don't really know.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Great food, but the meal plan is over-priced.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I haven't had much experience dining off campus.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I chose this school for its great music program.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Augustana will give a lot of money to financially needing and scholastically achieving students. However, like a lot of kids at this campus who are neither, you don't really get all too much.

2 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Transportation: See, as a really small, really compact school, Augustana doesn't really have the need for a great transportation system. Rather, they have a small service that runs to drive kids on crutches and drives around late at night to bring kids home safe to their dorms on weekends.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: It really depends sport to sport, but it's not a great sports place. It's weird that this is a school that an NFL legend quarterback attended (Kenny Anderson of Bengal fame), but still the football stadium is a third full on game days and the athletic facilities are pretty sub par. For the athlete, it's a great experience, especially for cross country and track runners, where they are coached by a legend in Coach Paul Olsen, and are invited to prestigious events due to the teams' yearly success. It's mainly a "Hooray! I get to play a college sport!" sports atmosphere where the teams aren't very good, aren't very supported, but the athlete gets a great opportunity.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: Pretty much your standard Illinois weather full of extreme heat, extreme cold, and a lot of rain and snow. I've lived in this sort of weather for 18 years, so it doesn't really effect me which way or the other.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Well, you pretty much have a few dive bars, a McDonald's, a Taco Bell, a Wendy's, a KFC, and a few pizza places here and there. But every place has a student discount!

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: A very boring, lackluster river town with not a lot too do and without a pretty view. Rock Island does not really have that small town charm, but feels like another boring suburb. People are very nice to students, but the college is not exactly located in the best part of town. It's not an awful place, but very boring and middle of nowhere-ish.

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