Augustana University Overview
Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Augustana University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is Augustana University Known For?
- Students at Augustana Sioux Falls have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Augustana Sioux Falls.
- For the 2019-2020 academic year, 73% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Augustana Sioux Falls with a bachelor's degree make about $50,137 a year. That's 23% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- The average Augustana Sioux Falls student graduates in 4.0 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Augustana University Rankings
Augustana Sioux Falls is ranked #153 out of 2,018 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Augustana Sioux Falls also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in South Dakota ranking.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Augustana Sioux Falls has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Augustana Sioux Falls.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Augustana Sioux Falls has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Augustana University?
Contact details for Augustana Sioux Falls are given below.
|Address:||2001 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57197-0001|
How Do I Get Into Augustana Sioux Falls?
You can apply to Augustana Sioux Falls online at: www.augie.edu/admission/applying-augustana
Admission Requirements for Augustana Sioux Falls
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Augustana Sioux Falls?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.
Average Test Scores
About 9% of students accepted to Augustana Sioux Falls submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 535 and 670. Math scores were between 520 and 720.
Can I Afford Augustana University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Augustana Sioux Falls, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $9,647 a year. That adds up to $38,588 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Augustana Sioux Falls is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Augustana University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 284 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,665 full-time undergraduates at Augustana Sioux Falls, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Augustana University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||45|
|Hispanic or Latino||0|
South Dakota students aren't the only ones who study at Augustana University. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 40 countries are represented at Augustana Sioux Falls. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Ethiopia, Norway, and China.
Online Learning at Augustana University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Augustana Sioux Falls has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 6th most popular in South Dakota for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of Augustana Sioux Falls
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Augustana University was -1.1%. This is the #1,866 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Augustana Sioux Falls regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Augustana Sioux Falls majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Augustana Sioux Falls ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Augustana Sioux Falls.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Augustana University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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