Augustana University

364 reviews
  1. Sioux Falls, SD
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
Augustana University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Address
2001 S Summit Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
Website

Augustana University Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
1010-1230
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$19,834/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,173/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,416/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,880/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,351/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,592/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
83%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,592Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Smart
    75%
  • Determined
    13%
  • Friendly
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
75%
of students say they don't have Greek life.16 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.26 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Small and secure
    100%

After Augustana University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses

Reviews

364 reviews
  • Excellent
    66
  • Very Good
    149
  • Average
    123
  • Poor
    19
  • Terrible
    7
As a Religion and Philosophy major I knew that this would be the place to go. The professors are amazing in their fields and best of all, they are faithful. However, you do not have to be a religion major or someone of Christian faith to have a great experience here. The nursing major is very popular and there are many different faith/ethnic groups represented on campus.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
I love all my professors and the other students are, overall, very passionate about what they are doing. The only issue I have is dealing with Financial Aid
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago
Many people, including myself, will tell you that Augie just "feels right". Why? Maybe, it's because of the small class sizes, awesome professors, wonderful campus setting, and welcoming community. Augustana is truly the place for possibilities. It's not just a marketing slogan; they're being serious. Heck, I'M being serious! You can double (even triple!) major in various subjects, there's no pressure to find (or keep) a major from the get go, and the staff (who you'd do well to get to know) are literally some of the nicest people I've met on this planet. Because it's a private, Lutheran-affiliated university, some people think that the fun isn't going to be so present, or that you have to be a certain type of person to get in. Not true at all! I work there (*ahem* work study, anyone?) and have seen all types of people walk through those doors. Plus, the place is totally happening. There are so many things going on there that I couldn't possibly list them all. You've got your intramurals, regular sports, tons of clubs, and general activities that anyone can join in on! Augie is all about studying abroad, and a great amount of people take advantage of that program. The dorms are, well, dorms. But, they did change one of the options to include a microfridge (a.k.a. a microwave/fridge combination) in your tuition, so that you don't have to bring one yourself. There are some funky old buildings from the 1800s still standing (Admissions and East Hall), and people usually just like to hang out on campus, because, as I mentioned earlier, there are so many things to do. If you're already going to attend or are attending Augie, awesome! Go Vikings! If you're thinking about making Augie your next step, then I'd definetly recommend it. Good luck!
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago