Augustana at a glance
Augustana is a selective, private liberal arts and sciences college, founded in 1860 by Swedish settlers.
The 115-acre wooded campus is in Rock Island, Illinois, on the Mississippi River. It's part of the Quad-Cities (population 400,000), and about 165 miles west of Chicago.
Augie Choice: Gives $2,000 to every student for an internship, research or study abroad.
Student-faculty ratio 12:1.
Average class size: 18. All classes taught by faculty (no graduate teaching assistants).
Varsity athletics teams: 13 men's and 12 women's
Music ensembles: 13
Career counselors: more than 5 per 1,000 students, compared with a national average of 1.5
Augustana is a residential campus. First-year and sophomore students live in residence halls; juniors may choose transitional living areas (apartment-style housing on campus); seniors live on campus or in the neighborhood.
Student activities include music groups, theatre, debate, publications, broadcasting, student government, local Greek system, and a wide variety of professional, religious, departmental, political, social and service organizations.
Augustana traces its roots to the Old World universities of Uppsala and Lund in Sweden: read about our mission and history.