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Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate66%
Acceptance Rate66%

Augie Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Augustana University. Augustana University admitted 66% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 3,145 students applied to Augustana University and 2,069 were admitted.

If you are applying to Augustana University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to Augustana University for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by October 1.

Augustana University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Augustana University's admissions stats.

Augustana University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 30.47%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 7%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 66%
Waitlist No

Augustana University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Augustana University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Augustana University?

Augustana University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Augustana University Admissions

Transferring to Augustana University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Augustana University

Augustana University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Augustana University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Augustana University

Wondering what factors are considered by Augustana University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with Augustana University for more information on admission factors.

Augustana University Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.7

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Augustana University?

Students admitted to Augustana University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. Augustana University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 65.28% submitted a class rank. At Augustana University 30.47% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 58.17% were in the top 25% and 86.43% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Augustana University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 32.4%
3.75 and 3.99 29%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 6.3%
3.00 and 3.24 7.3%
2.50 and 2.9 5.4%
2.00 and 2.49 0.6%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Augustana University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Augustana University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 7% of Augustana University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 66% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Augustana University?

To be competitive with other Augustana University applicants, you should aim to score between 1100 and 1320 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Augustana University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1320 and 25% of scored lower than 1100, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Augustana University students scored 700 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Augustana University students scored 625 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.

To be most competitive at Augustana University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Augustana University'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 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Augustana University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

More Information on Transferring to Augustana University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Augustana University.

Transfer students can enroll in Augustana University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Augustana University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Augustana University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Augustana University.

Does Augustana University accept transfer credits?

✅ Augustana University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Augustana University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Augustana University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Augustana University?

❌ No, Augustana University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Augustana University's acceptance rate?

✅ Augustana University's acceptance rate is 66%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Augustana University?

❌ Augustana University does not offer early decision.

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Augie Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Augie? Augie is a somewhat selective institution. The Augie acceptance rate is 66%. This means that the institution accepts 65 out of every 100 applicants.


Augie Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

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

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

Augie SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1320


Math SAT Range

570 - 700


Reading SAT Range

540 - 625

Augie GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Augie, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.71. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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