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About Augustana College

Augustana College is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Rock Island, IL.

Founded in 1860, Augustana College currently enrolls around 2,389 students a year, including 2,377 undergrads. The institution runs on a quarter academic calendar.

Augustana College's endowment was valued at $168,228,545 in 2021. The school spends $1,086 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About Augustana College

Acceptance rate: 57%

Average GPA: 3.36

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Augustana College Acceptance Rate 2021

Augustana College is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Augustana College accepts around 57 percent of applicants each year. Last year, 6,894 students applied to Augustana College and 3,954 were admitted.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.36 out of 4.0.

Augustana College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Augustana College a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Augustana College, around 84 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 726 students who started at Augustana College as first-time freshman, 529 graduate within four years.

Around 77 percent of students who started at Augustana College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 62 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $47,836 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $35,212 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Augustana College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Augustana College a good school for YOU?

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College Info

639 38th Street Rock Island, IL 61201-2296

Campus Setting: Suburban

Augustana College Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Augustana College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Augustana College is Continuous processing.

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Augustana College ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 29

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Augustana College is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Augustana College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Augustana College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

530 - 650


Reading SAT Range

540 - 630

Augustana College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Augustana College is like? There are approximately 2,546 students enrolled at Augustana College. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from IL and 16% percent of students are from other states.


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