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Augustana University Admission Requirements

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Chances of getting into Augustana University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
65.4%
Admission Difficulty for Augustana University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Augustana University and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in South Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,440 out of 2,201 applicants were admitted making Augustana University 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 40 percent. Augustana University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% 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 University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT
12%
SAT Scores for Augustana University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Augustana University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1330
Average SAT Score 1200

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

Augustana University typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in South Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 12 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Augustana University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1330 and Above Good >76%
1195 to 1330 Avg + 65%-76%
1060 to 1195 Avg - 52%-65%
925 to 1060 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 925 Low <39%
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Augustana University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
88%
ACT Scores for Augustana University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Augustana University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Augustana University 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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in South Dakota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 88 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Augustana University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Augustana University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >78%
25 to 28 Avg + 65%-78%
23 to 25 Avg - 55%-65%
21 to 23 Reach 44%-55%
Less than 21 Low <44%
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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 University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Augustana University 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 University accepts 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Augustana University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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 University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Augustana University 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 University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,256 945 2,201
Accepted 874 566 1,440
Acceptance Rate 70% 60% 65%
Enrolled 291 165 456
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 29% 32%

Admission Requirements

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

Augustana University 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 University
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 University.

Frequently Asked Questions

12% of students submit their SAT scores to Augustana University. 88% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

65% of those who apply are granted admission to Augustana University. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1330. 12% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 28. 88% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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