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AUGUSTANA UNIVERSITY, SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA

Sioux Falls, South DakotaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1860Established Year
  2080Enrollment

Augustana University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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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%.

Rankings

  • U.S. News rankings
    • #9 Best Regional Universities in Midwest 2020
    • #2 Best Value Schools
    • #12 best Undergraduate Teaching
  • 2018 college ranking by Washington monthly
    • #32 Baccalaureate college for social mobility, research, and service
  • #2 for Best University in the US for post-graduate employment

Highlights

University TypePrivate
Campus SettingCity
UG Application PortalOfficial website
Annual EndowmentUSD 75.5 million
Student Retention Rate84%
Work-Study ProgramYes
Mode of ProgramsFull time; Part time; Online
Campus Housing Capacity926
Annual Cost of AttendanceUSD 40, 954
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as awards and scholarships

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • The university campus is located in Sioux Falls, a city with huge opportunities for internships, employment, research, cultural activities, recreation, shopping, etc. and a city with the lowest unemployment rate in the nation.
  • It spreads across a beautiful 100-acre tree-lined campus.
  • More than 100 student clubs and organizations are there on campus serving a range of social academic and service interests of students.
  • The institute spends around 2,50,000 USD each year on students in providing them internships, research, & fieldwork on campus.

Housing facilities/Residence

  • The university is a residential university offering 6 coeducationalresidence halls, 6 apartment complexes, and theme houses.
  • All the freshmen students of the university are required to live in one of the Residential Halls.
  • Around 70% of students opt for college-owned, -operated and -affiliated housing whereas 30% opt for the off-campus option
  • Basic amenities include a computer lab, kitchen, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounges, vacuum cleaners,
  • Students are also presented with 3 different meal plans serving delicacies from across the globe.

Courses

  • The institute offers a plethora of courses for international students including more than 100 majors, minors and pre-professional programs.
  • It is a liberal arts university offering diverse courses where most of the students choose from more than one major.
  • It provides two bachelor’s degrees i.e. Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science in nursing.
  • It also provides extensive internship, study abroad and undergraduate research options for its students
  • Some of the most popular major programs offered by the university includes nursing, biology, business administration, elementary education, psychology, etc..

Augustana University Application Process

How to apply?

Application Portal: Apply using admission application or common application

Application Fee: Not required

Application Deadline: March 1

Basic Admission Requirements

  • Secondary and post-secondary transcripts
  • High school GPA: 3.75
  • SAT/ACT scores (Average ACT score: 25.5)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Personal statement,
  • Financial statement
  • Copy of passport
  • English proficiency test scores with following scores:
Test scoreMinimum requirement
TOEFLPBT- 550 iBT- 79
IELTS6.0

Augustana University Cost of Attendance

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 HeadAmount (USD)
Tuition33,399
Student Fees1,085
Double Room3,899
Meal Plan4,733
Books & Supplies1,000
Health Insurance1,750
Total46,866

Scholarships/Financial Aid

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 typeAmount (USD)EligibilityApplication
Augustana Academic Scholarships10,000- 20,000Based on academic excellenceApply online by November 1
Presidential Scholarship15,000- 20,000Students need to possess ACT score of 27 and GPA of 3.5Apply at the official website
Global Leaders ScholarshipVariableOffered to international students based on academic credentialsApply using the official website
Y.T. Johnson Science Scholarship1,500Science student possessing ACT score of 27 and GPA of 3.5Apply online by December 3

Alumni Network

  • Membership to Augustana Alumni Association offers various benefits such as job placements, fitness centre, library, saving options, magazine subscription, etc.
  • Few notable alumni are as follows: Mary Hart- American television personality; John Hamre- president and CEO of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies; Myron Floren- American musician.

Placements 

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.

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Augustana University Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2152
FAFSA Code003458
Application Cost$60
Accreditation NCA
Average Cost of Attendance$33,430 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-80- -
IELTS-6.5- -
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score118010701290 6%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing580530630-
Mathematics600540660-
ACTCheck Detailed Score262329 94%
English262230-
Mathematics262328-

Augustana University Acceptance Rate

67.8%

Acceptance Rate

1975

Total Applicants

2152

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

36.2%

Male

63.8%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program67.8%
Total Applicants2571
Total Enrolled1743
Graduate
Graduate Programs67.7%
Total Applicants604
Total Enrolled409

Augustana University Enrollment

Enrollment
Augustana University Enrollment2152
Undergraduate Enrollment1743
Graduate Enrollment409
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate47.3%

Attendance Cost

$33,430

Attendance Cost

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

Tuition 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
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing ProgramsAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
24161862554-
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    RANKED  #396

    Overall (National)

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    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    7.5/10

    9/10academic
    8/10infrastructure
    9/10placements
    8/10faculty
    5/10extracurricular
    6/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Arvind rao mohanty, INDIA Bachelor of science [b.sc] computer science and software
    Augustana University
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    7.5
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    HOW WAS MY TIME AUGSTANA UNIVERSITY

    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.


    Course Curriculum - 

    The course covers all the basics of programming and development. The programming languages that are covered in the course are mainly Python, Java, R and javascript. Also, data structure and algorithms are also covered by the course.

    9 /10
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    faculty
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    infrastructure
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    accomodation/food
    9 /10
    placement
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