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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?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$31,986 Avg Cost After Aid
72% Acceptance Rate
  • 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 <nil> academic year, 63% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Augustana Sioux Falls makes roughly $53,641 a year. This is 31% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Augustana Sioux Falls student graduates in 4.0 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Augustana University?


Contact details for Augustana Sioux Falls are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2001 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57197-0001
Phone: 605-274-5516

How Do I Get Into Augustana Sioux Falls?

You can apply to Augustana Sioux Falls online at:

Admission Requirements for Augustana Sioux Falls

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Augustana Sioux Falls?

72% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
7% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 72%, Augustana Sioux Falls may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

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 76%.

Average Test Scores

About 7% 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 490 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Augustana University  ( 490 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Augustana University  ( 530 to 660 )
Augustana Sioux Falls received ACT scores from 73% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 29. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Augustana University  ( 20 to 29 )
ACT Math Scores for Augustana University  ( 21 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Augustana University  ( 22 to 28 )

Can I Afford Augustana University?

$31,986 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
The overall average net price of Augustana Sioux Falls is $31,986. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 66% of students took out student loans averaging $8,844 a year. That adds up to $35,376 over four years for those students.

Augustana University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,626 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,715 undergraduate students at Augustana Sioux Falls, with 1,626 being full-time and 89 being part-time.


There are also 307 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,626 full-time undergraduates at Augustana Sioux Falls, 37% are male and 63% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Augustana University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 28
Black or African American 43
Hispanic or Latino 60
White 1,320
International Students 124
Other Races/Ethnicities 51

Geographic Diversity

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

211 Took All Classes Online
500 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 500 students took at least one online class at the school.

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 2020-2021.

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.

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%.


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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