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This is what you'll find at Augustana

Learn boldly. Live brightly.

Balance, so you can do it all and do it well

Our students live where they learn, and what they love to do infuses their lives on campus and after graduation. The campus culture builds a passion for connecting what we learn with everything else that makes us who we are.

Augustana Vikings are in the Top 15 in the nation, all divisions, and #1 in Illinois for Academic All-Americans: students who excel equally in their academics and their sport.

Advisors and mentors, so you can reach your goals

Being the focus of your professors and mentors means you won’t have to go it alone. You’ll have a first-year advisor, a first-year peer group, and an advisor in each of your major and minor fields.

Through CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research, Exploration), you’ll find a customized network of advisors and career coaches, plus access to extraordinary hands-on learning experiences.

Amazing opportunities to explore like never before

It would be nearly impossible to not take at least one internship, complete an inspiring research or creative project (maybe with a faculty member or your brilliant peers) — or travel for study, research, an internship, or to perform with an ensemble or athletic team. Following your curiosity, you’ll discover new perspectives, questions and solutions.

$2,000 through Augie Choice gives each student financial support for that life-defining internship, research project or travel experience.

Augustana by the numbers

Ranked in the top tier of U.S. News, Augustana College offers 100 majors and areas of study, and 28 varsity athletic teams. The beautiful campus is located along the Mississippi River in Rock Island, Ill.

Augustana is a selective, private liberal arts college, founded in 1860 by Swedish settlers.

The 115-acre wooded campus is part of the Quad-Cities (population 450,000), and about 165 miles west of Chicago.

  • 2,500 students
  • 100 majors and related areas of study
    New: data analytics, film and new media, kinesiology, B.S. in engineering
  • Augie Choice: Gives $2,000 to every student for an internship, research or study abroad.
  • Student-faculty ratio 11.5:1.
  • Average class size: 18.
  • All classes taught by faculty (no graduate teaching assistants).
  • Varsity athletics teams: 14 men's and 14 women's teams, plus an all-gender, varsity-level esports team
  • Music ensembles: 13
  • Student groups: about 150
  • Diverse student population: 40% domestic students of color and international students
    Augustana College is a four-time winner of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.

Life on campus

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. → Residential life

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. → Groups and activities

Augustana traces its roots to the Old World universities of Uppsala and Lund in Sweden. → Our mission and history

Aerial view of Augustana

Career outcomes

Career Outcomes

Class of 2023 outcomes, of those who responded to the survey. Source: Institutional Research at Augustana; CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research, Exploration) at Augustana