Augustana College: Narrative Description

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2001 South Summit Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
Tel: (605)274-0770
Free: 800-727-2844
Admissions: (605)274-5516
Fax: (605)274-5518
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1860. Setting: 100-acre urban campus. Endowment: $34.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $849,485. Educational spending 2003-04: $6672 per student. Total enrollment: 1,799. Faculty: 176 (109 full-time, 67 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,698 applied, 72% were admitted. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 66% from top quarter, 81% from top half. 2 National Merit Scholars, 34 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,653 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 117 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 10 other countries, 55% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 0.5% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 5% 25 or older, 67% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 10 other colleges in the upper Midwest. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, minimum ACT score of 20, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $24,194 includes full-time tuition ($18,634), mandatory fees ($226), and college room and board ($5334). College room only: $2678. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $273 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 54 open to all. Most popular organizations: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Circle K, Student Council for Exceptional Children, Habitat for Humanity, Spanish Club. Major annual events: Community Service Day, Vespers, Viking Days (Homecoming). Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,242 college housing spaces available; 1,107 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Mikkelsen Library plus 1 other with 279,918 books, 31,345 microform titles, 595 serials, 8,515 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $843,654. 360 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Sioux Falls.

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