Augustana University

Augustana University

2001 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57197-0001


  • College Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Total Student Population: 2022
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
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Augustana University is a private liberal arts institution located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Established in 1860, Augustana Univetsity is the largest private university in South Dakota.

The school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 100 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs in a variety of fields including Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs, Social Sciences, Education, Business Management, Marketing and Related Support Services, Psychology, Visual and Performing Arts, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs.

The school also offers pre-professional training in fields such as nursing, and the school also offers students the opportunity to create their own major, tailoring their education to their specific interests and career goals.

Augustana Univetsity places a strong emphasis on experiential learning, providing students with opportunities to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world situations and problems.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1, Augustana Univetsity provides the students with personalized learning and interaction with the faculty and the opportunities to work closely with professors, participate in research projects, and engage in one-on-one mentorship.

Augustana University also provides students with the opportunity participate in internships, research projects, service-learning projects, and study abroad programs, allowing them to gain practical skills and valuable experiences that will prepare them for their future careers.

Augustana University’s campus is location in the heart of Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s largest city offers a wide range of cultural, recreational, and entertainment options for its students.

Augustana University also offers a vibrant campus life, with a wide variety of clubs, organizations, and activities. Students can participate in athletics, music, theatre, and visual arts programs, as well as service clubs, honor societies, and cultural organizations.

The school has a successful athletic program with 19 NCAA Division II sports teams competing in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Augustana University is an excellent school to study in as it provides students with high quality and affordable education..

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:2,022
Undergraduate enrollment:1,715
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:0.6%
      Black or African American:2.9%
      Two or more races:2.5%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:0.2%
      Non-resident alien:7.4%

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • Doctor’s degree-professional practice

Majors Offered

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Aging Studies
  • All-Grades Education
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Brewing and Fermentation
  • Business Administration
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Children and Youth
  • Classics
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication Studies
  • Communication Studies/Business
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Education, All-Grades, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education
  • Engineering Studies
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Exploring
  • Finance
  • Fitness Management
  • French
  • General Studies
  • Government and International Affairs
  • Greek
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Latin
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Humanities and Society
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Multimedia Entrepreneurship
  • Music
  • Native American Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Northern Plains Studies
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Religion/Philosophy Major
  • Science Writing
  • Secondary Education
  • Sign Language Interpreting
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sport Management
  • Statistics
  • Theater


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees$35,914 $35,884 $33,960 
    Books and supplies$1,000 $1,000 $1,000 
      Room and board$8,858 $8,616 $8,378 
      Other expenses$6,500 $6,300 $4,738 
      Room and board$9,500 $9,120 $6,843 
      Other expenses$8,700 $8,440 $6,390 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$6,500 $6,300 $4,810