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Reach Boldly | Shine Brightly

There's a bright future waiting for you at Augustana. All you have to do is reach out and grab it. 

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Be the one in a million

Our classes are small. That means you'll have big opportunities to connect with your professors and fellow classmates. 

• Class size

With a student-faculty ratio of 11:1 and an average of just 18 students in each class, you won't struggle to stand out or make connections. A recent survey showed the ability to create relationships with professors is one thing students here value most. → Find where you'll fit in

• Unique opportunities

Your professors at Augustana won't just teach you. They'll also serve as your mentors, advisors, allies and research partners. Together, you'll discover the opportunities that await you in the world now, and after college. → Explore research opportunities

More Than I Imagined Maggie Jokinen
“I wouldn't be anywhere near attending a Top 10 law school without the incredible professors I've had.”
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Be rewarded for being you

At Augustana, we believe in you and we invest in you. 

• Sticker price isn't the final price

Augustana is more affordable than you might think. Once you receive your financial aid package, you might even be surprised discover just how comparable the cost a one-of-a-kind Augustana education is to that of a large, regional public university. → Learn more about sticker price

Scholarships and financial aid

With academic, talent and interest-based scholarships starting at $24,000 you'll have the support you need to set your boldest goals and achieve your brightest ambitions. Most Augustana students receive scholarships, but there's no such thing as one-size-fits all here. Our financial aid team will consider your whole financial picture before creating your award package. → Discover scholarship and financial aid opportunities

More Than I Imagined Natalie Hardy
“Dr. Ian Harrington, my neuroscience advisor and professor, is the sort of advisor that every student hopes to have.”
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Explore like never before

Dive into your passions and curiosity headfirst.

• Augie Choice

Every Augustana student has access to $2,000 to use toward an internship, research or study abroad. It's an opportunity to expand your horizons and take extraordinary adventures. → Uncover more about Augie Choice

• CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research and Exploration)

Discover your passions and create the path to your future career with help from CORE. You'll work side-by-side with career coaches, explore career and graduate school opportunities, plan to study abroad and more. → Stand out with CORE

More Than I Imagined Gregory Middleton Jr.
“I didn't expect to do research starting in my first year.”
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Become the boldest and brightest

Become your best and brightest

Augustana is ranked No. 1 on U.S. News' 2021 Most Innovative Schools list among liberal arts colleges in Illinois and No. 42 nationally. What does that mean for you?

• Become a leader of change

At Augustana, you'll be more than educated -- you'll be empowered to meet the challenges of the world. We pride ourselves on finding innovative solutions for challenges in our community and beyond. From Day One, you will receive the tools, mentors and resources to become a well-rounded problem-solver with innovative skillsets, able to make the uncommon connections that the world needs most.

Alison Ng
More Than I Imagined Alison Ng
“My whole Augustana experience has been more than I imagined.”
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Reach boldly. Shine brightly. 

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