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Reviews 616 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most professors are great and are very knowledgeable in their field. However some professors give grades based on only a few tests or projects and that ends up being your grade for the term, even if there were other factors that should have been considered. Many classes are graded fairly, though. I also like that the average class size is pretty small, averaging about 25 to a class which makes interacting with professors a lot easier compared to lecture hall sized classes.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have heard that when people hear about someone who went to Augustana, they have a very positive response to it. Augustana also has many internship opportunities that our career center offers to students.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: People are very aware that sexual assault is a serious issue, although not a very common issue on campus. However, there are no real facilities available where someone could go if they were assaulted, such as a counselor who is specifically trained in dealing with sexual assault. They could talk about the issue to a roommate or professor, but they are not specifically trained in dealing with these issues. This is why a proposal was made to open a sexual health center on campus, although we do not know if it went through or not.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some buildings really need to be renovated due to how old they are, but some are pretty nice. The rooms are generally not very clean unless you clean it yourself. I had trouble with the heating system in my last room because it was very cold, about 63 degrees in November, but they eventually fixed it.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not in a Greek group, but the people who I know in Greek groups are just like any other of my friends, although they are busier usually because they have to participate in events for their sorority or fraternity.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school's atmosphere and the professors and students are all very friendly and knowledgeable. However, for a "liberal arts" school, they are somewhat conservative possibly due to the school's religious nature. However it seems to be changing among students. For example, students are making a proposal to open a sexual health center on campus. We are unsure what the board has decided, but students seem to know what needs to be changed on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Personally, I feel safe on this campus, but sexual assault can be prevalent with the number of emails I received this year alone. I completely trust the campus security to do their job and do it competently but each student should take precautions regardless. Alcohol, drugs, and greek life-related incidents are probably the most to blame. I personally know one individual who was sexually assaulted.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Being a private, liberal arts school, a bachelor of arts degree for a science major can be pretty valuable to most employers as fields today are becoming progressively inter-disciplinary. Especially in the field of geology--an inherently interdisciplinary major--courses like physics, chemistry, geography, computer science, and history all contribute to the major besides the core courses themselves. CORE on campus is instrumental in findings internship opportunities for all majors. Featured speakers at Geology club often are alumni, and so are easy to network with.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am a geology major and the 3 main professors are all very engaged and helpful. They challenge us and have a very notable sense of humor about them. Courses are very intensive with relatively small class sizes (~15-25) and so can be very personalized. Class styles include powerpoint notes, term-long research projects, and many opportunities to hear from featured guests/speakers.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depending on the dorm, one may feel some are dirtier/more cramped than others. One common denominator is that each dorm has a fairly substantial social life. Amenities can be made for those living in singles or quads. Swanson ranks as the best while Andreen is the worst but I know people from both that complain about the former and relatively enjoy the latter. The housing process can be stressful but gets easier after each year.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The Greek life on campus has a nice balance between service and parties. I am not part of Greek life, but I know many people who are and they don't regret it for a second.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Being a Division III school, there is a perfect balance between stellar athleticism and notable scholasticism. It feels great to be part of such a competitive team and conference but there doesn't come that same amount of risk of getting cut from the team or feeling not good enough as with higher-division schools. The school spirit is generally very adequate for a variety of sports. For example, our basketball team nearly won the national competition last year and it seemed like no one on campus was unenthusiastic for them and eager to see the game's result.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school because of its beautiful location next to the Upper Mississippi River. I love it because of the bustling and internship-rich Quad Cities it lies within. I love being a part of an incredible track team full of talented and endearing you adults. I love the department I am learning from and my eccentric and quirky peers within it. In short, I feel very fortunate for picking where I chose to study because it has become a home truly not far from home.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are some thefts, but any reported incident or even suspicious activity is sent out to all the students to keep everyone informed. There are the blue light emergency stands at random places on campus, and Public Safety is always patrolling and quickly available.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses have been wonderful. They are the perfect amount of challenging, but not too much to where you are completely stressed. The professors are always available to help and are only an email away.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Being a small liberal arts college, there are many opportunities that stem from this. CORE knows how to get you connected with jobs and prospective internships, and make sure you know what the next step is on your part.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Swanson, and it is the best residence hall to live in. A bathroom shared by only 4 people, and the janitors come to clean it every week. Co-ed floors in Swanson too because there is no communal bathrooms. The rooms are spacious, and the air conditioning is an added bonus. With the magnetic door holders, it is easy to leave your door open and meet the others on your floor. Overall, the best part of college has been my residence hall and the people I have met from it.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: If you are into Greek life, then this is a great place to be. If not, you will be fine too, but Greek life truly comes out in the spring, especially with the five weeks of pledging that occurs. In my own opinion, Greek life changes people, but then again, maybe their true selves are just coming out. It gets aggravating at times in the spring when all of your friends suddenly disappear to go to sorority stuff.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: There is nothing like the atmosphere at an Augustana basketball game. The Carver Crazies earned their name! The basketball team is the most popular here on campus, and rightfully so. It felt like the entire school showed up to their games!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Augustana is extremely friendly and there is always something for you to do on campus whether it is a movie night hosted by OSL, a poetry slam in the brew, or a basketball game at the Carver Center. The campus is beautiful, and the atmosphere is perfect if you're looking for a small school with plenty of interesting and cool people to surround yourself with. There are many different classes that you can take from typical ones like Chemistry or Psychology to The Art of Listening or Dinosaurs and Extinction. It is a great school!

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It's the best. Really. People are safe and you can get help when you need it.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Public safety circles campus and ACES is available for transport at night.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors are helpful and easy to talk to. Most grade fairly and if you have a problem or question, you can go into office hours.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: CORE is great! It is easily accessible and very helpful.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing varies to a great degree, but they are making updates.

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