Augustana University

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
4-year Private university


Augustana University is a private institution established in 1860 with city setting located at Sioux Falls. It is ranked 3 in Regional Colleges Midwest in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. It practices 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Augustana students can explore more than 90 clubs, as well as Greek-letter honors societies and The Augustana Mirror newspaper.

#3 in Regional Colleges Midwest
Location Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1860
Selectivity Low
Size Small
1,749 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $33,018
Outstate Tuition Fee $33,018
Room and Board Fees $8,248
$41,600 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


69% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.69 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

79 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, PTE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$27,792 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$24,784 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $46,910
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
89% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth $15,000-$18,000 per year
Eligibility first year students
Minimum Criteria a 27 ACT, 3.5 GPA
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Augustana Academic Scholarships
Total Worth $10,000-$18,000 per year
Eligibility first year and continuing students
Minimum Criteria on the basis of academic achievement
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Foreign Student Grant
Total Worth Varies
Eligibility first year international students
Minimum Criteria based on academic credentials
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Diversity Scholarships
Total Worth Varies
Details Available to Full-time students who bring diversity to campus. Ethnicity and financial need are two of the factors considered.Renewable
Augustana Grant
Total Worth Varies
Details Available to Select high school graduates based on need.Renewable


1,749 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
86% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
71% Students graduate within 6 years