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Augsburg College Admission Requirements

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Your chances of getting into Augsburg College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Augsburg College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Augsburg College is 76.4%.  Its admission rate is the 20th lowest in Minnesota.

Admission Selectivity

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

Augsburg College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 2,692 out of the 3,525 who applied were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 69 percent on standardized admission tests. Augsburg College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.27. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Augsburg College?

76% 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 Augsburg College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.27 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 1280 on the SAT
  • Score 20 on the ACT
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Augsburg College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Augsburg College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Augsburg College are to have around a 3.27 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.27 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Augsburg College accepts 76% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Augsburg College is 3.27 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #27 in Minnesota for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Augsburg College 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 Augsburg College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 3.51% Good
3.75 to 3.99 16.45% Good
3.50 to 3.74 17.56% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 16.64% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 16.45% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 23.11% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 5.36% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.74% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

 What do these chances mean?

*This school has not published high school GPA data for its incoming freshman class. In these cases, CollegeSimply uses an algorithm to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of college GPA data. 3.27 is a prediction of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Augsburg College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Augsburg College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 1% of students submitted SAT scores and 36% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Augsburg College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 560
Math 25th Percentile 628
Composite 25th Percentile 1188
SAT Scores for Augsburg College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 623
Math 75th Percentile 753
Composite 75th Percentile 1376
Average SAT Score 1280

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Augsburg College is 1280 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1188-1376. Students who get into Augsburg College score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Augsburg College ranks #5 in the state of Minnesota and #172 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1280 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Augsburg College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1188 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1188, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1100, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Augsburg 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 "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1280 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 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 1282, you have around a 76% chance of being admitted. A 1376 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 86% chance of getting in.

Augsburg College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1376 and Above Good >86%
1282 to 1376 Avg + 76%-86%
1188 to 1282 Avg - 62%-76%
1094 to 1188 Reach 47%-62%
Less than 1094 Low <47%
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Augsburg College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Augsburg College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 15
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 17
ACT Scores for Augsburg College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 23
Math 75th Percentile 24
Composite 75th Percentile 24
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Augsburg College?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Augsburg College is 20, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 17 and 24.  The school ranks #23 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 20. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 17 and score in the score in the top 69 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 14.

36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Augsburg College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Augsburg College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Augsburg College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 20 score has around 76% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 87% with a 24 ACT score.

Augsburg College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >87%
20 to 24 Avg + 76%-87%
17 to 20 Avg - 65%-76%
14 to 17 Reach 51%-65%
Less than 14 Low <51%
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Admission Statistics

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

Augsburg College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,034 1,491 3,525
Accepted 1,621 1,071 2,692
Acceptance Rate 80% 72% 76%
Enrolled 289 252 541
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 24% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Aug 1, 2024

Days left to Apply


Applicants have 243 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2024.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Augsburg College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Augsburg College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Augsburg College is lightly competitive to get into, you have a very good chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.27 GPA, you are almost certain to getting in. Combining this with an SAT score of 1280 and ACT of 20 will almost guarantee your admission.

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=173045 IPEDS survey data for Augsburg College.


Does Augsburg College prefer SAT or ACT?

1% of students submit their SAT scores to Augsburg College. 36% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Augsburg College?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to Augsburg College. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Augsburg College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1188 and 1376. The average SAT score is 1282. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Augsburg College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 24. The average ACT score is 20. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.