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Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Augustana College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Augustana College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.8%
Admission Difficulty for Augustana College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Augustana College and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in South Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,339 out of 1,975 applicants were admitted making Augustana College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 33 percent. Augustana College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Augustana College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1140-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
6%
SAT Scores for Augustana College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for Augustana College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1250

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

Augustana College typically requires applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1250 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in South Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Augustana College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >78%
1245 to 1350 Avg + 68%-78%
1140 to 1245 Avg - 56%-68%
1035 to 1140 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 1035 Low <42%
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Augustana College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
94%
ACT Scores for Augustana College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Augustana College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Augustana College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in South Dakota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Augustana College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Augustana College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >78%
26 to 29 Avg + 68%-78%
23 to 26 Avg - 56%-68%
20 to 23 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 20 Low <42%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.69
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Augustana College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Augustana College was 3.69 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in South Dakota for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Augustana College accepts 68% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Augustana College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 49% Good
3.50 to 3.75 26% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 11% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 9% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 4% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

63% of Augustana College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Augustana College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 30%
Top 25% of class 63%
Top 50% of class 93%
Bottom 50% of class 7%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Augustana College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,056 919 1,975
Accepted 768 571 1,339
Acceptance Rate 73% 62% 68%
Enrolled 308 173 481
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 40% 30% 36%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Augustana College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Augustana College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=219000 IPEDS survey data for Augustana College.