Augustana College

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2014 Quick Stats
639 38th Street

Rock Island, IL 61201-2296

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Phone: (309) 794-7000
2013-2014 Tuition
$35,835
tuition and fees
Students
2,551
enrolled
43%
male /
57%
female
Admissions
rolling admission
68.8%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#100 Overall Score: 54 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Summary

Augustana College is a private institution that was founded in 1860. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,551, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 115 acres. It utilizes a trimester-based academic calendar. Augustana College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 100. Its tuition and fees are $35,835 (2013-14).

Augustana College is a private school that sits just across the Mississippi River from Iowa, in the city of Rock Island, Illinois. Known for its picturesque, wooded campus, Augustana offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and pre-professional degrees. On campus, students can get involved in a wide variety of student clubs, more than 10 Greek-letter organizations or recreational sports. 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 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."

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

Augustana College, rooted in the liberal arts and sciences and a Lutheran expression of the Christian faith, is committed to offering a challenging education that develops qualities of mind, spirit and body necessary for a rewarding life of leadership and service in a diverse and changing world.
The words of Augustana's mission statement reflect both tradition and vision. Founded by Swedish Lutheran settlers in Chicago in 1860, Augustana has grown from a small school educating Swedish immigrants into a highly selective college of the liberal arts and sciences. The College honors its roots and its affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. At the same time, Augustana's rich liberal arts environment is enhanced by diversity.
Augustana continues to do what it has always done - challenge and prepare students for lives of leadership and service in our complex, ever-changing world. 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.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1860
Religious affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Academic calendar trimester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $115,912,000

Applying

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 selective, with an acceptance rate of 68.8 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 68.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by April 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Augustana College is 12:1, and the school has 61.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Augustana College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Social Sciences; Education; and Health Professions and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 85.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 73%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 18%
Social Sciences 9%
Education 8%
Health Professions and Related Programs 8%

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Student Life

Augustana College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,551, with a gender distribution of 42.6 percent male students and 57.4 percent female students. At this school, 73 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 27 percent of students live off campus. Augustana College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,551
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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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

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Paying for School

At Augustana College, 77.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,412.

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Tuition and fees $35,835 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,102 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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