This week we’re looking at Augustana University in South Dakota – a highly ranked, small, private liberal arts and professional university. Enrollment at Augustana is approximately 1,600 students, with 400 students in its freshman class and a student to faculty ratio of 12:1, so if you’re looking for an intimate school environment where you’re not just a number, Augustana might be the right school for you!
Augustana is ranked No. 3 among the “Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest” according to the latest edition of “Best Colleges 2015” by U.S. News Media Group. The College also received high rankings in the report’s analysis of schools that offer students the best value. Among the regional colleges listed in the “Best Value Schools” study, Augustana is ranked No. 2 in the Midwest.
Augustana University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and offers more than 50 undergraduate majors. They also offer about a dozen pre-professional programs, including nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, dentistry, mortuary science, and medicine (M.D.). Outside the classroom, many Augustana students get involved in prayer and community service. Each morning, there is a 40-minute break for students to worship, and many students also participate in Serving and Learning Together (SALT), an organization that plans community service events on campus and in town.
Augustana students can explore more than 90 clubs, as well as Greek-letter honors societies and The Augustana Mirror newspaper. Student athletes can play at the intramural level or try out for the many Augustana Vikings varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division II Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
Don’t overlook this outstanding university! For more information, visit their website at www.augie.edu.