The College is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a city with a population of more than 166,000 in a metropolitan area of approximately 235,000.
Augustana’s beautifully maintained, tree-lined campus is situated on 100 acres in a residential area.
Approximately 1,800 full- and part-time students, primarily of traditional age, come from 29 states and 38 foreign countries. More than 150 international students are enrolled. Students typically enter the College with an average ACT of 26 and a high school grade point average of 3.69. Of students whose schools report class rank, 63% ranked in the top quarter of their graduating class.
Nearly 82 percent of our 133 full-time and tenure-track faculty possess the highest degree in their disciplines. The student to faculty ratio is 12:1 with an average class size of 20 students.
Beyond the classroom, we provide opportunities for involvement in more than 100 student organizations and activities, including special interest groups, 18 NCAA Division II athletic teams and 20 performing arts ensembles in music and theatre.
Major College traditions include Opening Convocation, Viking Days, Viking Varieties, Christmas Vespers, Community Service Day, Semester Shutdown, the Augustana Symposium, Senior Celebration, Family Weekend and the Faculty Gauntlet at Commencement. Ole, the Viking statue in the center of the Quadrangle, is often decorated for special seasonal events. The Green is the large expanse of green space used for frisbee, bonfires and all kinds of student activities. An age-old college tradition — college football — returned to campus after 52 years with the inaugural season in Kirkeby-Over Stadium in 2009.
Living opportunities include six residence halls, 16 theme houses and five apartment complexes.
Comprehensive Costs for 2014-2015
Student Activity Fee (Supports campus events, concerts and student activities) $450
Room and Board (Does not include S.D. sales tax of $250) $7,028