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Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate72%
Acceptance Rate72%

Augie Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Augie, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Augie Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Augie's admissions stats.

Augie 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 32%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 7%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 73%
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 –– ––

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How To Get Into Augustana University

It is moderately difficult to get into Augie. Augie evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Augie accepted 72% of students, around 1,621 from the 2,257 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Augie, 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.

Transferring to Augustana University

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

What Does Augie Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining 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 strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Augie

Curious about the factors that are considered by Augie during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.

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

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

Augie 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Augie, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Augie'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(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
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 Augie?

Students admitted to Augie have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8. Augie considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 63% submitted a class rank. At Augie 32% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 63% were in the top 25% and 87% 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 33%
3.75 and 3.99 30%
3.50 and 3.74 16%
3.25 and 3.49 8%
3.00 and 3.24 5%
2.50 and 2.9 7%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

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 Augie 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

Augie looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Augie 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 Augie's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 73% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Augie?

To be competitive with other Augie applicants, you should aim to earn between 1010 and 1280 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Augie 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1280 and 25% of scored lower than 1010, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Augie students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Augie students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Augie?

To be most competitive at Augie, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Augie'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 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Augie students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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

More Information on Transferring to Augustana University

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

Transfer students can enroll in Augie during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term


Augie Admissions FAQs


Can I defer my acceptance to Augie?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Augie.

Does Augie accept transfer credits?

✅ Augie accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Augie accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Augie accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Augie?

❌ No, Augie 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 you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Augie's acceptance rate?

✅ Augie's acceptance rate is 72%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Augie?

❌ Augie does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Augie?

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Augie Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

72%

How hard is it to get into Augie? Augie is a somewhat selective institution. The Augie acceptance rate is 72%. This means that the institution accepts 71 out of every 100 applicants.

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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 ACT Scores

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ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above

Good

22 to 28

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Augie is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Augie. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 28 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.

Augie SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1010 - 1280

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Math SAT Range

530 - 660

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 640

Augie GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.76

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Augie, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.76. 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

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,022

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

72%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$37,342

Out-of-State

$37,342

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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