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A Better U

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

Be rewarded for being you

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.

Augie Choice
Up to $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.

Chrishawn Orange
More Than I Imagined Chrishawn Orange
“I used my Augie Choice to go to Spain and Italy with the basketball team.”
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Matter more

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. The one-on-one attention continues through all four years: from your advisors in each major and minor, to your Senior Inquiry mentor and career coaches in CORE.

Class Size
Augustana has a 11-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. 

Kayli Ahuja
More Than I Imagined Kayli Ahuja
“I loved the class sizes because they allow you to really get to know the other students and your professors.”
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Live your life

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

Augustana crew team on the river

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

• Study away or abroad
Want to find out what’s happening on the other side of the country, or 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. 

Maddie Witt
More Than I Imagined Maddie Witt
“I feel like all four years here have been a peak experience.”
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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 start your career 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 CORE

Jake Schoeck
More Than I Imagined Jake Schoeck
“It’s hard to believe in a few months I will be moving to Virginia to attend law school and continue working for the FBI.”
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Are you ready to see how you can have a better college experience at Augustana?

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