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A Better U

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A Better U means a better college experience at a price comparable to public universities; better chances to participate and lead in sports, clubs and groups; better advising and a 12-to-1 student-faculty ratio; better chances you’ll graduate in four years.

Augustana is better than the U. You are better than the U. 

Investment in students

At Augustana, we see you and we see your potential. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in every college experience at a comparable price to what you’d pay at a public university.

investment in students

Augie Choice
$2,000 for every student to study abroad or away, or pay for living expenses during an unpaid internship or research experience. 

Most Augustana students receive a scholarship based on merit, talents and interests. There’s no such thing as one-price-fits all here.

Dat Tran
More Than I Imagined Dat Tran
“I used my Augie Choice for my Texas Medical Center internship.”
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The college transition doesn’t have to be hard. At Augustana you’ll have a dedicated first-year advisor and a peer mentor to help you make the most of your first year on campus. 

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Class Size
Augustana has a 12-to-1 student-faculty ratio and average class size of just 18 students. A recent survey showed the ability to create relationships with professors is one thing students here value most.

Unique Opportunities
Tight-knit relationships between students and professors lead to opportunities for individual and group research. Regardless of interest, there are endless ways to make an original contribution to your field of study. 

Kia Lechleitner
More Than I Imagined Kia Lechleitner
“I cannot thank my professors and my advisors enough. ”
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Life outside class

Augustana’s residential campus has an active community that spends time together. The public university might be bigger, but Augustana has plenty of clubs, groups, teams and ensembles for you to get involved in, with a better chance of leading.

life outside class

Clubs, teams and more
Whether you’re looking for a musical or theater group, varsity or intramural sports, Greek life or just about anything else, there’s something here for you.

• Study away or abroad
Would you rather find out what’s happening on the other side of the country, or even the other side of the world? Augustana ranks 26th in the nation for total number of participants in a study abroad program, and 15th for student participation in a short-term study away.

Classroom learning is important, but college should be more than that. 

Andrea Pardo
More Than I Imagined Andrea Pardo
“Picking one peak experience is impossible for me.”
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Graduate in four years

Sure, staying in college forever is an option, but it shouldn’t be the only one. 


On time saves money
Most Augustana students graduate on time, but students at the U are more likely to graduate in five or six years. Graduating on time reduces your cost for education and allows you to join the workforce sooner. 

 CORE commitment
Forty-five percent of the class of 2018 had a job lined up before graduation, thanks to the close relationships between students and advisors and internship and personal development opportunities through our CORE commitment

Kris Kizer
More Than I Imagined Kris Kizer
“The EDGE Center and CORE were the biggest driving factors that convinced me to come to Augie.”
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