Augustana University

366 reviews
  1. Sioux Falls, SD
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
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

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 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 16 responses
Report
  • Smart
    50%
  • Friendly
    25%
  • Determined
    13%
  • Friendly, religious, and upstanding.
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
74%
of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.34 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Small and secure
    50%
  • Friendly and welcoming
    29%
  • Faith can achieve any goal.
    14%
  • Hardworking
    7%

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%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Reviews

366 reviews
  • Excellent
    67
  • Very Good
    150
  • Average
    123
  • Poor
    19
  • Terrible
    7
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
  • 5 months ago
I did not expect to go to Augustana at all because I was looking at really big or really expensive schools, but when I saw the scholarship package that Augie offered me, I knew I had to come here. My experience at Augie has been great, as I have been able to take the money that I saved from not attending a larger state school (yes, Augie was thousands cheaper for me than any state school I applied to) and travel to 3 countries and 2 different continents. The students here are brilliant people--one girl who is in my grade was on College Jeopardy, and that's just one student that goes here! The professors here are great, as they definitely push you academically (like I didn't study before I came here) but also are some of the nicest people I know and are more than willing to help you out if you are struggling or just need another explanation for the material they are teaching. Augie is such a wonderful place, and you truly have to experience the #augieadvantage for yourself!
  • Junior
  • 8 days ago
The variety of classes to take at Augie is great. And being a liberal arts college, students are given the opportunity to try their brains at all fields! I absolutely love this, because it gives me the chance to learn more about my interests and and talents. And the professors are amazing. I have only had one bad professor, and he was dismissed by the school. All of my other professors have been easy to understand and get along with, and leave their office doors open when they are available to talk to. They realize that college students lead busy lives, and are willing to give whatever help they can.
  • College Junior
  • 12 months ago