Quick Facts

students walking on campus

Our Location
The University is located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a city with a population of more than 173,000 in a metropolitan area of approximately 256,000.

Our Campus
Augustana’s beautifully maintained, tree-lined campus is situated on 100 acres in a residential area.

Our Students
Approximately 1,800 full- and part-time students, primarily of traditional age, come from 30 states and 38 foreign countries. Most are part of our residential community and call our 100-acre campus home. Our graduate and continuing education programs serve students online and during times that are convenient for adult learners. More than 150 international students are enrolled. Students typically enter the University 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.

Our Faculty
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 11:1 with an average class size of 20 students.

Co-Curricular Activities
Beyond the classroom, we provide opportunities for involvement in more than 100 student organizations and activities, including special interest groups, 19 NCAA Division II athletic teams and 20 performing arts ensembles in music and theatre.

Our Traditions
Major university 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 university tradition — university football — returned to campus after 52 years with the inaugural season in Kirkeby-Over Stadium in 2009.

Residential Life
Living opportunities include six residence halls, 16 theme houses and five apartment complexes.

Comprehensive Costs for 2016-2017


Student Activity Fee
Supports campus events, concerts and student activities.
Room and Board
Does not include S.D. sales tax of $274
Total $38,424