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Augustana at a glance

Founded in 1860 by Swedish settlers, Augustana College is a selective, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences, related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

The 115-acre wooded campus in Rock Island, Illinois, is in the Quad Cities metropolitan area (population 400,000), near Interstate 80, approximately 165 miles west of Chicago, 230 miles north of St. Louis, and 176 miles east of Des Moines.

2,500 students from varied geographic, social, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12-to-one.

Student activities
Music ensembles, theatre, debate, publications, broadcasting, student government, local Greek system, a wide variety of professional, religious, departmental, political, social, and service organizations.

Augustana Vikings compete in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) and NCAA Division III; 11 men's varsity teams; 10 women's varsity teams; many intramural programs.

Tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year is $37,256. A standard meal plan is $4,659 and housing (standard double) is $4,776.

Campus visits
Call the Office of Admissions, 309-794-7341, to schedule a visit or fill out a visit request. Prospective students are welcome to stay overnight in a residence hall.

Augustana operates under a charter granted by the General Assembly of the State of Illinois, and is certified as a degree-granting institution by the state. The college has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 S. LaSalle, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Ill., 60604, since the association began accreditation in 1912. Augustana also is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Illinois State Board of Education. The college also is approved and recognized by the American Chemical Society and the American Association of University Women.

Alumni success
The success of more than 25,000 Augustana alumni is vast and varied and typically starts from the minute they walk across the stage at graduation. 95 percent of graduates are employed or pursuing an advance degree within a year of graduation. 87 percent of recent alumni pursuing advanced degrees were accepted into their first-choice or second-choice graduate school.

Courses of study

Accounting, Art, Art Education, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science/ Mathematics, Earth Science Teaching, Economics, Elementary and Secondary Education, English, French, Geography, Geology, German, History, Mathematics, Pre-Medicine, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Scandinavian, Sociology, Spanish, Speech Communication, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Studio Art, and Theatre.

In most major areas, plus Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Women's Studies.

Coordinated degree programs
Dentistry, Engineering, Environmental Management, Forestry, Landscape Architecture, and Occupational Therapy, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy, Veterinary Medicine.

Augustana College administers its educational programs under its policy that all admissions criteria, services, programs, employment, and housing shall be maintained at all times on a non-discriminatory basis, with regard to age, sex, race, color, disability, sexual orientation, creed, or ethnic background.