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A nationally recognized university located in Sioux Falls, Augustana is home to students who aspire to become the change-makers and problem-solvers of tomorrow.

We believe life is about the journey — the places you see, the experiences you have, the knowledge you gain and the people you meet along the way. It's what being a Viking is all about, and it's why we're proud to partner with families to make that journey possible.

Viking Days 2023

Viking Days 2023

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of 2022 Graduates Participated in Experiential Learning

Student Spotlight

More than 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students at Augustana University come from 37 states and 49 foreign countries. 

Hannah Nguyen '25, an international student from Dak Lak, Vietnam, highlights her experience at Augustana and the support she's received.

Hannah Nguyen '25

Hannah Nguyen '25

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Augustana News Spotlight

Augustana’s Eide/Dalrymple Gallery Features Photography of Artist’s Journey Through Infertility Treatments

The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana University opens “Rachel Cox: Exercises for Control: Part I (an end and a beginning),” which will be on view from Friday, Oct. 6, through Wednesday, Nov. 8. A gallery reception will take place on Friday, Oct. 13, from 5-7 p.m., with an artist talk at 6 p.m. Rachel Cox has created a body of work that examines the personal and cultural stigmas associated with female infertility and assisted reproductive technologies (ART).

AU’s Writer-in-Residence Dr. Patrick Hicks Releases Latest Novel 'Across the Lake'

The university is proud to announce the release of Augustana Writer-in-Residence and Professor of English Dr. Patrick Hicks’ novel entitled, Across the Lake, published by SFA Press and distributed by Texas A & M University Press. The launch of the book is set to take place at the 21st annual South Dakota Festival of Books in Deadwood, South Dakota, on Sept. 22-24.

Inspired by Lutheran scholarly tradition and the liberal arts, Augustana provides an education of enduring worth that challenges the intellect, fosters integrity and integrates faith with learning and service in a diverse world.