Augustana College Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Augustana College, Illinois
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Augustana College Admissions Overview:

Augustana is a test-optional college. Students applying do not need to send in scores from the SAT or ACT. However, students who do not submit these scores must include in their application a graded academic essay, and must schedule an interview with an Admissions Officer. Students who do submit test scores are not required to schedule an interview, but it is still recommended.

Augustana uses the Common Application, which can save applicants time and energy if they are applying to multiple schools that use this application. Letters of recommendation from guidance counselors and/or teachers are encouraged, but not required.

Admissions Data (2016):

Augustana College Description:

Augustana College is a private liberal arts college with connections to the Evangelical Lutheran Church. The school's 115-acre campus is located in Rock Island, Illinois, one of the "Quad Cities" (with Bettendorf and Davenport in Iowa, and Moline and East Moline in Illinois). A third of students go on to graduate school, and Augustana can boast of a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Augustana College was awarded a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In athletics, Augustana competes in the NCAA Division III College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,537 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $39,621
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,037
  • Other Expenses: $1,200
  • Total Cost: $51,858

Augustana College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 91%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $26,660
    • Loans: $7,017

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, English, Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 89%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 71%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 77%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Football, Wrestling, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Swimming, Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Golf, Volleyball, Track and Field, Lacrosse, Swimming, Softball, Tennis, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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