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Augustana University

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Augustana University overview
Location Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Online augie.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
Augustana University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Augustana University is a private liberal arts college located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, founded in 1860 by the Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Nestled on 100 acres of a residential area, the university's campus showcases a blend of historic and contemporary architecture, with comprehensive student housing available. Augustana provides a rigorous academic environment with notable programs in the sciences, business, and performing arts. It has a moderately selective admissions process. The school's close proximity to downtown Sioux Falls affords students urban cultural and internship opportunities. Academically affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Augustana University upholds a strong liberal arts tradition while also offering pre-professional and professional study options.

In the most recent statistical year 3,145 prospective students applied, and 2,069 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 553 enrolled in the school.  1,824 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 262 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $36,332 plus fees of $1,010. Augustana University is ranked 327 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Augustana University is rated within the top 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Augustana University overview
SAT 1110/1325
ACT 21/28
GPA 3.76

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Augustana University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,010
Room and Board $9,148
Budget for Other Expenses$5,900
Total One Year Cost$53,390

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

65% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Augustana University students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 18%
Business 15%
Health Professions 14%
Biology 9%
Foreign Languages 7%

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