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Augustana College

Rock Island, IL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate61%

Augustana College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Augustana College. The acceptance rate at Augustana College is 61%. Last year, 6,965 students applied to Augustana College and 4,264 were admitted.

If you want to apply to Augustana College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 8/1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Augustana College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Augustana College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 27%
Mean SAT Score 1123
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 67%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 22%
Waitlist Yes

Augustana College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Augustana College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 1
Early Decision II Yes November 15 December 1
Early Action Yes November 1 December 20
Regular Decision Yes 8 1 –

Want to Apply Early to Augustana College?

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

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.

🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due November 15. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before December 1.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Augustana College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 20.

The early decision acceptance rate at Augustana College is 91%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 61%.

Augustana College accepts about 8% of early action applicants and 61% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Augustana College admitted 52 of the 57 students who applied early decision. In 2022, Augustana College admitted 2,327 of the 2,9 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early to increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

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

More on Augustana College Admissions

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 or waitlist.

In 2022, Augustana College accepted 61% of all applicants, approximately 4,264 of the 6,965 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.

Transferring to Augustana College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Augustana College

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Augustana College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides 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 apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Augustana College

What does Augustana College consider 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
Application Essay Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
First Generation Considered

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

Augustana College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Interview – √ √ –
Letter(s) of Recommendation – 1 – –
Transcript(S) of College Record – – – –
Written Essay or Personal Statement √ – – –
Transcript of High School Record √ – – –

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Augustana College?

Students admitted to Augustana College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4. Augustana College considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 38% submitted a class rank. At Augustana College 27% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 61% were in the top 25% and 91% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 3%
3.75 and 3.99 23%
3.50 and 3.74 19%
3.25 and 3.49 18%
3.00 and 3.24 15%
2.50 and 2.9 19%
2.00 and 2.49 2%

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 College 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 College 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, 67% of Augustana College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Augustana College?

To be competitive with other Augustana College applicants, you should aim to score between 1020 and 1240 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Augustana College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1240 and 25% of scored lower than 1020, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Augustana College student is 1123.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Augustana College students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Augustana College students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

To be most competitive at Augustana College, 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 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 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Augustana College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

More Information on 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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer 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.

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to Augustana College?

❌ No, Augustana College 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 may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Augustana College's acceptance rate?

✅ Augustana College has an acceptance rate of 61%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Augustana College?

✅ Augustana College's early decision acceptance rate was 91% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Augustana College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Augustana College was 8% in 2021.

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Augustana College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Augustana College? Augustana College is a somewhat selective institution. The Augustana College acceptance rate is 61%. This means that the institution accepts 61 out of every 100 applicants.


Augustana College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Augustana College is Aug 1.

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1020 - 1240


Math SAT Range

550 - 620


Reading SAT Range

510 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1240 and Above


1020 to 1240


1020 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Augustana College students is 1123. Applicants with SAT scores of 1240 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Augustana College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1020 to 1240 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1020 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Augustana College.

Augustana College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Augustana College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.38. 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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