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Augustana College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Augustana College, the application fee costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to Augustana College?

Augustana College offers early decision and also offers early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Augustana College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Augustana College is 86%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 57%. Last year,, Augustana College admitted 42 of the 49 students who applied early decison.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Augustana College

Getting into Augustana College is moderately difficult. Augustana College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Augustana College accepted 57% of all applicants., around 3,954 of the 6,894 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Augustana College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Augustana College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Augustana College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Augustana College Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Augustana College must submit the following items. Double check with Augustana College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Augustana College?

Students admitted to Augustana College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 39% submitted a class rank. At Augustana College 31% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 64% were in the top 25% and 91% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Augustana College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 39%
3.75 and 3.99 16%
3.50 and 3.74 16%
3.25 and 3.49 23%
3.00 and 3.24 18%
2.50 and 2.9 19%
2.00 and 2.49 4%
Augustana College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Augustana College has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 57% of Augustana College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 40% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Augustana College?

To be competitive with other Augustana College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1090 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Augustana College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1270 and 25% of scored lower than 1090, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Augustana College students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Augustana College students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Augustana College?

To be most competitive at Augustana College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Augustana College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Augustana College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Augustana College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Augustana College.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Augustana College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Winter Term

Augustana College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Augustana College?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Augustana College.

Does Augustana College accept transfer credits?

Augustana College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Augustana College accepts:

ACE recommendations for credit

Does Augustana College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Augustana College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Augustana College?

No, Augustana College is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to send your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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Augustana College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

57%

How hard is it to get into Augustana College? Augustana College is a somewhat selective institution. The Augustana College acceptance rate is 57%. This means that the institution accepts 57 out of every 100 applicants.

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Augustana College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Augustana College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

23 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above

Good

23 to 28

Avg

23 and Less

Low

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Augustana College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1090 - 1270

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Math SAT Range

540 - 640

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Reading SAT Range

540 - 640

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Augustana College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.36

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Augustana College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.36. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,389

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

57%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$46,039

Out-of-State

$46,039

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Application Deadline

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