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Augustana College is a private institution that was founded in 1860. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,518, its setting is city, and the campus size is 115 acres. It utilizes a trimester-based academic calendar. Augustana College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 96. Its tuition and fees are $34,614 (2012-13).
Augustana College is a private school that sits just across the Mississippi River from Iowa, in the city of Rock Island, Ill. Known for its picturesque, wooded campus, Augustana offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and eight pre-professional degrees. On campus, students can get involved in a wide variety of student clubs, more than 10 Greek-letter organizations, or a recreational sport. Augustana students can also try out for one of the more than 20 Vikings varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division III College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. Other campus activities include weekly River Readings by visiting literary artists, gallery openings at the art museum, and productions by the theater and music programs. Students are also just a short drive from the pedestrian Davenport Skybridge, a botanical garden, and a zoo. Notable alumni include actor Dave Allen, who has often played hippie characters in TV shows such as Freaks and Geeks and Gilmore Girls.
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Augustana College seeks to develop in students the characteristics of liberally educated persons: clarity of thought and expression, curiosity, fair-mindedness, appreciation for the arts and cultural diversity, intellectual honesty, and a considered set of personal values and commitments. Students combine exploration of the arts, sciences, and humanities with in-depth study in their major field(s), guided by an excellent, committed faculty; they grow personally and socially through participation in wide extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities on one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Special features include innovative interdisciplinary first-year honors programs, foreign study, and internships-both domestic and international.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Evangelical Lutheran Church in America|
When applying to Augustana College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 1. The application fee at Augustana College is $35. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 61.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||61.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||April 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Augustana College is 11:1, and the school has 64.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Augustana College include: Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; and English Language and Literature/Letters. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 86.0 percent.
Augustana College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,518, with a gender distribution of 42.7 percent male students and 57.3 percent female students. At this school, 73.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 27.0 percent of students live off campus. Augustana College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Augustana College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Augustana 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Augustana College, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Augustana College.
|Students who have cars on campus||75%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Augustana College, 75.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $18,372.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$34,614 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,784 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data