Augsburg College

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2211 Riverside Avenue S

Minneapolis, MN 55454

Phone: (612) 330-1000
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#26 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Augsburg College is a private institution that was founded in 1869. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,845, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 24 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Augsburg College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 26. Its tuition and fees are $31,902 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

As the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's (ELCA) most diverse and only urban institution, Augsburg strives to educate both traditional and non-traditional students, offering undergraduate degrees in over 50 major areas of study. The College also grants seven graduate degrees, among them the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, the state's only Physician Assistant training program. Augsburg's 3,700 students come from diverse religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The College also is a nationally recognized leader in providing services to students with physical and learning disabilities. This on-campus diversity is enhanced by Augsburg's location at the crossroads of the Twin Cities' most diverse neighborhoods. The College's location also provides access for all Augsburg's students to participate in community service and internship experiences that not only enhance their classroom learning but also prepare them for life's work in a multi-cultural society.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1869
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $29,778,094


When applying to Augsburg College, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Augsburg College is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 65.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 65.1%
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Augsburg College is 15:1, and the school has 69.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Augsburg College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Psychology; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 42%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 41%
Education 13%
Health Professions and Related Programs 7%
Psychology 7%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 6%

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Student Life

Augsburg College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,845, with a gender distribution of 44.3 percent male students and 55.7 percent female students. At this school, 52 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 48 percent of students live off campus. Augsburg College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,688
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Augsburg College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, and health insurance. Augsburg College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Augsburg College, 62 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Augsburg College.

Students who have cars on campus 62%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $31,902 (2012-13)
Room and board $8,355 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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