2001 S Summit Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57197-0001
Accrediting Agency:North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Augustana College is a private institution located in Sioux Falls, SD. It is a liberal arts college that is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Augustana College can be distinguished from other similarly named colleges and universities around the country by the nickname “Augie.” The school is ranked third among Midwest Regional Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The publication also ranked Augustana second among Best Value schools and its nursing program 127th.
Augustana College offers numerous undergraduate degree programs across several areas of study. In the area of humanities, programs in anthropology, art, religion, and journalism are available along with many others. Natural sciences majors are also available at the school, including bachelor’s degrees in physics, engineering, chemistry, and nursing. Social sciences degrees in business, economics, psychology, and sociology are offered as well. The school administers an advising program to aid the decision-making process for students with undeclared majors. Two graduate degrees are also available: a Master of Arts in Education and a Master of Arts in Sports Administration and Leadership. Augustana College also offers distance education classes and professional courses.
Augustana College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It was first accredited in 1931 and the most recent accreditation was in 2011.
Applications to Augustana College can be submitted online or by mail. Students should submit all documents requested to complete their application. Required materials include high school transcript, official records of SAT or ACT test scores, one 250-word essay, one letter of recommendation, and the completed application. To increase their chances of acceptance, students applying to Augustana College should hold a graduating rank in the top 50% of their graduating class and a GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. They should also have four years of English, three years each of math and science, and two years each of social sciences and foreign language, as well as a minimum composite ACT score of 20 or a SAT score of 950.