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Augustana Admission Requirements

Rock Island, Illinois

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Your chances of getting into Augustana College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

61.2%
Admission Difficulty for Augustana College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Augustana is 61.2%.  Its admission rate is the 15th lowest in Illinois.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Augustana and can you get accepted?

Augustana is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 4,264 out of the 6,965 who applied were admitted.

Augustana College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.3. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Augustana?

61% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Augustana College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.3 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1130 on the SAT
  • Score 24 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

Augustana GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.3

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Augustana College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Augustana are to have around a 3.3 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Augustana accepts 61% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Augustana is 3.3 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #38 in Illinois for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Augustana is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.3 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Augustana College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 4.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 19.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 19.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 20.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 18.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 3.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Augustana SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Augustana College. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 68% of students submitted SAT scores and 22% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1010-1250

Applicants Submitting SAT 

68%
SAT Scores for Augustana College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 510
Math 25th Percentile 500
Composite 25th Percentile 1010
SAT Scores for Augustana College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 630
Math 75th Percentile 620
Composite 75th Percentile 1250
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Augustana College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Augustana is 1130 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1010-1250. Students who get into Augustana College score in the top 59 percent of all SAT test takers..  Augustana ranks #18 in the state of Illinois for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1130 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Augustana regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1010 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1010, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 890, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Augustana College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1130 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1130, you have around a 61% chance of being admitted. A 1250 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 75% chance of getting in.

Augustana College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1250 and Above Good >75%
1130 to 1250 Avg + 61%-75%
1010 to 1130 Avg - 45%-61%
890 to 1010 Reach 30%-45%
Less than 890 Low <30%
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Augustana ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

21-28 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

22%
ACT Scores for Augustana College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 21
Math 25th Percentile 18
Composite 25th Percentile 21
ACT Scores for Augustana College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 29
Math 75th Percentile 27
Composite 75th Percentile 28
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Augustana?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Augustana is 24, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 21 and 28.  The school ranks #17 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 24. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 21 and score in the score in the top 43 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

22 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Augustana College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Augustana College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Augustana for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 24 score has around 61% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 77% with a 28 ACT score.

Augustana College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >77%
24 to 28 Avg + 61%-77%
21 to 24 Avg - 47%-61%
18 to 21 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 18 Low <34%
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High School Class Rank

60% of Augustana College freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 32% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted Augustana College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 32%
Top 25% of class 60%
Top 50% of class 89%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Augustana College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,937 3,028 6,965
Accepted 2,470 1,794 4,264
Acceptance Rate 63% 59% 61%
Enrolled 323 270 593
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 15% 14%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

39

Applicants have 39 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Augustana College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Augustana College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Augustana College Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Augustana College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Augustana is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.3 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1130 on the SAT and 24 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

Other Colleges to Apply To 

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=143084 IPEDS survey data for Augustana College.

FAQs

Does Augustana College prefer SAT or ACT?

68% of students submit their SAT scores to Augustana. 22% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Augustana College?

61% of those who apply are granted admission to Augustana. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Augustana College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1250. The average SAT score is 1130. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Augustana College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. The average ACT score is 24. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.