Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD

Augustana, founded in 1860, is a church-related, liberal arts college. Its 100-acre campus is located in Sioux Falls, 15 miles from the western borders of Minnesota and Iowa.

Website: www.augie.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,749
Undergraduate
Students
(62.1%) 1,086 Women
(37.9%) 663 Men
331
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 1,975 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.74
SAT Math
540-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
530-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$46,684
Tuition and Fees
$33,018
Room and Board
$8,248
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Freshman Award
$27,792
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$36,950
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
130
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Sioux Falls Population
159,908
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
70% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Viking
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
2.3% Black/African-American
3.0% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
91.1% White
0.1% Unknown
International Students
7.9% from 32 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
98%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   4
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2001 South Summit Avenue
City, State, Zip
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
Phone
(605) 274-5516
Fax
(605) 274-5518
E-mail
admission@augie.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins October 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Minimum ACT score of 20 required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
68% of 1,975 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 1,056 applicants were admitted
Men
62% of 919 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
538 (40%) of 1,339 admitted students enrolled
Women
345 (45%) of 768 admitted students enrolled
Men
193 (34%) of 571 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.74
3.75 and Above
58%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
540-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
39%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
10%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
530-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
35%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
16%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
20%
Score of 24 - 29
48%
Score of 18 - 23
32%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 35%
Top quarter: 64%
Top half: 89%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$46,684
Tuition and Fees
$33,018
Room and Board
$8,248
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$4,418
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003458
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
398 (82.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
348 (87.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
348 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
71 (20.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$27,792
Need-Based Gift
Received by 348 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,784
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 241 (69.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,342
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 344 (98.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
132 (27.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,116

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,237 (73.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,073 (86.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,071 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
162 (15.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$26,851
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,048 (97.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,965
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 815 (76.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,754
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,028 (96.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
585 (34.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,217

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$36,950
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
2.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, need-linked special talent scholarships, minority scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,850
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Anthropology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Chiropractic Studies
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Optometry Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
130
Part-Time Faculty
46
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
61%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 52% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
295
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Sioux Falls Population
159,908
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
100 acres

Weather

Temperature
3.3 average low in January, 80.5 average high in September
Rain
99 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Sioux Falls
Nearest Train Station
160 mile(s) from campus in Omaha, NE

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
70% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
30%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
special "day lighting" night lights throughout the campus grounds

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Viking
School Colors
Blue and yellow

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x      
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer    
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
rugby, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, skiing (cross-country), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, augieholics (student athletics support organization), intramurals, union board of governors (student union), augie green, campus ministries
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,749
Women
1,086 (62.1%)
Men
663 (37.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,679
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.5% Asian
2.3% Black/African-American
3.0% Hispanic/Latino
1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
91.1% White
0.1% Unknown
International Students.
7.9% from 32 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
331

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
69%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
70.9%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
98%
Average Starting Salary
98%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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