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Augustana University Admission Requirements

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Chances of getting into Augustana University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
71%
Admission Difficulty for Augustana University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Augustana University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Augustana University is 71%.  It ranks #2 in South Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Augustana University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,454 out of 2,037 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 37 percent (SAT 1055/1390 ACT 22/28). Augustana University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.74. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Augustana University application fee is $0 and applications are due by Aug 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Augustana University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 12% of students submitted SAT scores and 88% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Augustana University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1055-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT 
12%
SAT Scores for Augustana University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 535
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1055
SAT Scores for Augustana University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Average SAT Score 1220

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Augustana University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1055 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 890. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. Augustana University ranks #2 in South Dakota and #211 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 12 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Augustana University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1390 and Above Good >82%
1222 to 1390 Avg + 71%-82%
1055 to 1222 Avg - 56%-71%
888 to 1055 Reach 41%-56%
Less than 888 Low <41%
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Augustana University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
22-28 
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 22
ACT Scores for Augustana University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 27
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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Augustana University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >82%
25 to 28 Avg + 71%-82%
22 to 25 Avg - 56%-71%
19 to 22 Reach 40%-56%
Less than 19 Low <40%
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Augustana University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.74
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Augustana University?

Applicants require 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 3.74 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- 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 71% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Augustana University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 27.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 36.0% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 17.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 7.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 5.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

65% 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 31%
Top 25% of class 65%
Top 50% of class 88%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Augustana University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,173 864 2,037
Accepted 879 575 1,454
Acceptance Rate 75% 67% 71%
Enrolled 207 117 324
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 20% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
185

Applicants have 185 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

Augustana University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does Augustana University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Augustana University?

71% 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.

What SAT score is required for Augustana University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1055 and 1390. 12% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Augustana University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 28. 88% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.