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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

Campus Quality: 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 Food: 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
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.

2 people 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 Area: 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.

4 College Freshman

Parking: Plenty of spaces, and with it being a small campus, no spots are too far from classes.

3 College Freshman

Academics: As a political science/ economics major, my academic experience has been sort of lack-luster. The economics program here is almost non-existent (through AP credit, I have half of my major completed already). For political science, the program is suited for getting students into law school or into the business world with no real connections or tie-ins with real politics. There are some great professors here in political science (Dr. Weissburg is a gem), but the program itself is more of a novelty than a legitimate area. There are research opportunities in the major, but nothing like connections for internships or getting your name out there in politics. It's a decent program, but not great.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Academics: The academics balance out to an "okay" rating. I have learned some incredible things through the Honors program, but for a student not in the program, and mixed with my experiences in other classes, it's overall pretty standard. The professors are either kindly and helpful or conceited and arrogant. However, there's this strange sense of feeling like you're in high school all over again in many of the classes as there are a lot of "get to know each other games" and hand-holding. There really are some great people and great, enlightening classes at this school, but for the most part, it's a pretty average institution academically- you don't feel like you are at an elite college, but you don't feel like you are scraping the bottom of the barrel.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Not a very diverse campus; a lot of middle to upper class white people with a few international students sprinkled into the mix. Also not a very vocal or engaging campus in terms of political culture/ sexual orientation/ religion. As a political science major, the basic lack of caring has driven me crazy.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Technology: There's always an open computer in a lab, but the wifi and even Ethernet access is slow and spotty.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: it is hard to find a spot and commuters have very few places they can park

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: sometimes sports events can be loud but they are fun part of the campus life

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: the food is cheap frozen stuff and nothing is that healthy

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: i don't know much about the nightlife but to get any where fun you will definitely need someone with a car

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: we get free bus passes for the surrounding area and late night campus transportation is usually prompt

4 College Sophomore

Academics: a lot of people are biology majors so i can find help anywhere

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