Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Augustana university is a Lutheran University founded in 1860. The institute is a renowned university of the US Education System that has more than 2,100 students currently enrolled. The university every year welcomes nearly 150 international students representing around 42 states and 35 countries across the world.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the organization provides over 100 diverse majors for its students. More than 85% of the faculty of the institute possesses the highest possible degree in their relevant disciplines. It observes a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 and thus ensures individual classroom attention for all its candidates.
Admissions at Augustana University follows an application deadline of March 1. All the applicants have a fair and equal chance of applying at the institute as it does not charge any application fee at the time of seeking admission. The university is a highly coveted organization among international students for studying in the USA with an acceptance rate of around 68%.
|UG Application Portal||Official website|
|Annual Endowment||USD 75.5 million|
|Student Retention Rate||84%|
|Mode of Programs||Full time; Part time; Online|
|Campus Housing Capacity||926|
|Annual Cost of Attendance||USD 40, 954|
|English language proficiency score||TOEFL or equivalent|
|Financial Aid||Available as awards and scholarships|
Application Fee: Not required
Application Deadline: March 1
Basic Admission Requirements
|Test score||Minimum requirement|
|TOEFL||PBT- 550 iBT- 79|
For all the prospective candidates seeking to enroll at the university in the coming term, it is highly recommended to plan their finances way in advance to avoid last minute hurdles. To aid the same, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below.
|Cost Head||Amount (USD)|
|Books & Supplies||1,000|
The institute offers financial aid in the form of awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. Nearly 100% of the full-time students receive merit, talent and need-based financial support from the university.
Average total scholarship offered to international students during Fall 2019 was 19,500 USD. Some of the studentships available for candidates at the organization are as mentioned below.
|Scholarship type||Amount (USD)||Eligibility||Application|
|Augustana Academic Scholarships||10,000- 20,000||Based on academic excellence||Apply online by November 1|
|Presidential Scholarship||15,000- 20,000||Students need to possess ACT score of 27 and GPA of 3.5||Apply at the official website|
|Global Leaders Scholarship||Variable||Offered to international students based on academic credentials||Apply using the official website|
|Y.T. Johnson Science Scholarship||1,500||Science student possessing ACT score of 27 and GPA of 3.5||Apply online by December 3|
The university has a job placement rate of 98% for recent graduates and the mean salary reported by 2018 grads was around 45,129 USD.
Some of the employers include: EROS, International Trade Association, Midco, Sanford Health, mayo Clinic, etc.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$33,430 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Augustana University Enrollment||2152|
|Average Graduation Rate||47.3%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$33,430 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$35,000 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,000 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$8,008 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$4,490 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$6,328 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$5,685 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$1,468 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$4,490 / Year|
|North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Nursing Programs||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
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I came to know about the University from the internet but after checking the course curriculum, infrastructure, and location of the University I absolutely loved it and decided to join it for my bachelor's. I applied to the college through its online portal with an application fee of $30.
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