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Sioux Falls, SD
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$28,764
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Average
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4 College Freshman

Facilities: The Augie Advantage – The Augie Advantage is exactally what it sounds like, the advantage that you need to get ahead. Augustana should be considered the Harvard of the mid-west. The school offers almost every field of study and promises to challenge in your studies to reach new hights. The professors are always open to helping you understand and are truly interested in your success, helping you to achieve the Augie Advantage.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: A Taste of the Big Apple – Sioux Falls may be a smaller city, but with this restaurant so close you can take a trip to NY in 10 minutes. It is conveniently located in the revamped downtown area and across from the falls. The food is outstanding and they also have a Gluten free menu for all the celiac's out there. The atmosphere and jazz music add a great vibe that brings you back again and again.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Nothing you can help living in South Dakota but in the winter walking around campus is freezing!

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Not because of lack of places to live but because of the difficulties that Augustan poses for people to live off campus.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: not enough parking spaces on the north side of campus

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Personal Safety – It is a very small campus and campus safety keeps it well controlled.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Unique Anthro Program – The anthropology major is only in its 4th or so year now, but it's already provided its students with some really neat opportunities. For one, all majors are required to spend a year abroad at Exeter University in England. Also, during J-Term of my freshman year, I was able to do my own original research which I will now be presenting this spring.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's SD – Coming from a bigger city, I arrived with mace and a rape whistle... my new friends who grew up around the school got a real kick out of that. Sioux Falls is extremely safe. Campus Safety does a great job.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Pretty Average – You hear about the big stuff every so often, but for the most part its just alcohol and weed. Nothing really gets too out of hand.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Clubs/Intramurals/Activity Galore – UBG is the activity council on campus and they always have things planned on the weekends, whether is free bowling or movies or an on-campus dance, we keep busy. There are also clubs and intramurals of all sorts. It's just about impossible not to get involved.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Augie Advantage – Augie students are generally pretty humble. You won't find many Snooki's around. That said, that's not to say we don't know how to look good. And of course, there's always the Augie Advantage (roughly 3:1 girls to guys).

4 College Freshman

Academics: Check Out the Honors Classes – Classes are wonderful, especially if you feel up to taking honors classes. The neat thing about Augie is that you don't need to be in the honors program to take honors classes, just get permission. The load is rigorous, but they chose pertinent and interesting topics. The honors program also picks the best professors on campus to teach.

4 College Junior

Majors: Good Instructors – Like the biology program. Some very good teachers, but some just average. Definitely challenging

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms Not Great – dorms all about the same. Cost a lot for what you get. Freshmen most convenient location

3 College Senior

Diversity: At Augustana College, i firmly believe that we do our best to welcome and accept every single persont that comes through the door. It does not matter where the person came from, and it does not matter what the future holds for them. Each individual is treated with respect and equality.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Many White Students but an Active Multicultural Group – Due to the fact that Augustana is located in the Midwest, there are many white students. However, the number of international students that attend Augustana grows every year. On campus we have an active international group that helps to share various cultural aspects of varying countries with the entire student body. The student body varies greatly in economic backgrounds and political beliefs. However, due to the fact that this is a Lutheran college, the large majority of students are Christian. Other beliefs are for the most part welcomed, however.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Relatively Accessible – Augustana is near 41st and Louise, the two largest streets in Sioux Falls, and as a result you can find a wide variety of fast food places and sit down restaurants. There are also several places to eat along Minnesota Ave, which is very close to campus. There is an awesome Chinese restaurant called Golden Bowl as well as a Juice Stop within walking distance of the campus. If someone wants to buy groceries there is a co-op within walking distance and a grocery store called Hy-Vee that is a short drive away from campus.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Completely Safe – I have never felt unsafe while at Augustana. There are two emergency poles on campus and the campus safety staff are constantly driving around an monitoring the campus. There is also a campus safety phone number you can call if you ever feel unsafe.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: "Best Fans in the Division" – Augustana is a D2 school, and so that must be taken into consideration when comparing athletics. We don't have hockey, but we do have football and volleyball that are very popular, tennis, ultimate, women's rugby, basketball, track & field, and cross-country, and I believe some more. The skill seems to vary from year to year, but what I've heard from many, even first hand from an opponent's super fan is that Augustana, Sioux Falls, has the best fan section they have ever seen.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining options near my school are relatively cheap, and within a convenient distance. There is also great variety; a dining option for every person.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Being a nursing major while a sophomore at Augustana College has been challenging at times, but not overwelming thus far. Most of my coursework has been generals along with some science and nursing classes. From what I hear the workload greatly increases during junior year. Speaking with nursing majors in thier junior year has opened my eyes to their tales of balancing internships, schoolwork, friends and clinicals.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Anything on campus is easily accessed on foot or by bike and most off campus amenities can be reached similarly with small effort. Parking on campus is however a concern since parking spots are moderately expensive and hard to come by, meaning you may end up either with a permit for a fairly distant lot or being forced to park a ways a way if the spots in nearby lots are full, which does happen. Public transportation in non-existent on campus and mediocre in the city. In certain situations (like visiting the doctor) Campus Safety will provide transportation at no cost.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking Is Widespread, Drugs Are Not. A good portion of the student body regularly engages in binge and moderate drinking on the weekends. Drugs are to be found on occasion on campus but only a small portion of the students engage in such activities, primarily marijuana, as I suspect it is for most college campuses. Peer pressure isn't really a problem and policy enforcement is fairly lax unless things get wildly out of hand as they have a tendency to occasionally in the freshman dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The Housing Is Pretty Standard – The dormitories are pretty much what you would expect for a college campus, I've seen a lot worse at other schools but I've also seen a lot better. The one thing Augie does have going for it is extensive planned renovation of the upperclassman dorms in the immediate future. Granskou Hall is supposed to be receiving new carpeting and modular furniture this year and similar renovations for other dorms are soon to follow. All of the housing at Augustana has fantastic access to the campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Lots of intramural sports are offered which is nice, and the Elmen Center is a nice place to work out. The football team recently got a new stadium, which is extremely nice, but kind of a waste of money, when that 7 millions dollars could of went to academics. Fan support isn't extreme, if you want to go to a sporting event then you go, if not, then you're not missing much. There is a group you can join, it's called the "Augieholics" and they get pretty excited for each sporting event, so if that's your thing, then I'd recommend joining that.

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