St. Augustine's University

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1315 Oakwood Avenue

Raleigh, NC 27610-2298

Phone: (919) 516-4000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#73 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Regional Colleges (South)

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St. Augustine's University is a private institution that was founded in 1867. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,442, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 122 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. Augustine's University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 73. Its tuition and fees are $17,890 (2013-14).

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

Saint Augustine's College is an undergraduate, coeducational, liberal arts institution, affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Founded in 1867 to educate freed slaves, the College's mission has grown with the diversification of its student body from an African-American student base to one that is multi-national and multi-racial. The mission of Saint Augustine's College is to sustain a learning community in which students can prepare academically, socially, and spiritually for leadership in a complex, and rapidly changing world. Saint Augustine's College is one of five colleges located in the City of Raleigh, North Carolina who work collaboratively to educate tomorrow's leaders.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1867
Religious affiliation Episcopal
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $16,655,810


When applying to St. Augustine's University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at St. Augustine's University is $50. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 47.1 percent.

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

Selectivity least selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 47.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at St. Augustine's University is 12:1. The most popular majors at St. Augustine's University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Social Sciences; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 50.5 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 16%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 25%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 13%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 10%
Social Sciences 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%

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Student Life

St. Augustine's University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,442, with a gender distribution of 51.4 percent male students and 48.6 percent female students. St. Augustine's University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,442
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 II

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Campus Info & Services

St. Augustine's University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. St. Augustine's University 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 St. Augustine's University, 14 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at St. Augustine's University.

Students who have cars on campus 14%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At St. Augustine's University, 94 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,563.

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Tuition and fees $17,890 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,692 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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