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2211 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454
p. 612-330-1000
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Augsburg College

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Founded in 1869 as Augsburg Seminary, Augsburg College is a selective liberal arts institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1921, female students were first admitted to the college and it was officially named in 1942. The institute moved to the city of Minneapolis in 1872 and today, the campus boasts a dynamic mix of cultures, races, identities, and ways of thinking.


Augsburg strives to provide education to both traditional and non-traditional students. The college offers undergraduate degrees in more than 50 major areas of study. Students can earn a major in American Indian studies, health and physical education, business administration, interdisciplinary studies, languages and cross-cultural studies, and communication studies.

The institute offers a variety of graduate programs including Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Leadership, Master of Arts in Nursing, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in P.A. Studies, and Master of Social Work.

Most Popular Fields of Study


The institute offers manifold ways to apply for admission. Furthermore, your application fee is waived when you apply online. Students seeking admission must send the completed application form along with all official transcripts along with ACT or SAT score. Transfer students must send the completed form along with official transcripts from all previously attended institutes.

Financial Aid

The institute awards different types of financial aid including scholarships, grants, student loans, and work study programs. The scholarships and grants are known as gift aids, and they do not require any repayment. Students seeking financial aid must first complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Some of the popular scholarships offered are President’s Scholarship, Fine Arts Scholarships, Regents’ Scholarship, Transfer Regents’ Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, Science Scholarships, The Augsburg Corporation Scholarship, and PRIME Scholarship.

Institutional scholarships include Cherryhomes Tyler Scholarship, Reverend Donald C. Carlson Scholarship – Normandale Church, Arne and Jean Markland Scholarship, James M. Kingsley Scholarship, and E. Milton Kleven President’s Scholarship. Loans are the types of financial aid that must be repaid with some interest. Students seeking educational loans can apply for Federal Stafford loan, Graduate plus Loan and other private loans. Work study programs to help students take up part-time jobs to pay for their college education are also available.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 1823rd for the average student loan amount.
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The student body boasts an assorted mix of nationalities and cultures. The students are encouraged to participate in the campus activities. The Student Government association acts as the voice of the student body and organizes several events and activities. There are several on-campus clubs and organizations based on the diverse interests of the students.

Some of the student organizations are the Asian Student Association, Campus Ministry, Pre-law Society, Pan-Afrikan and Pan-Asian Student Union, forensics, cheerleading, Amnesty International, Intertribal Student Union and the Hispanic/Latino Student Association.

Media and Publications:

The Echo is the student-operated newspaper for the College.

KAUG is the student-run radio station.

Campus Facilities:

Students will find a home away from home in the on-campus residence. Living on campus presents numerous opportunities for learning, fun, and leadership. The campus boasts a 23-acre residential village amidst the major metropolitan area. Some of the residential halls are Anderson hall, Luther hall, Mortensen hall, Oren Gateway Center, and Urness hall. Each of these residential building are well equipped with modern amenities for the convenience of the students.

Lindell library is just steps from the residence halls. The library boasts a collection of over 190,000 items including books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and online sources. Students can access the library online. The Access Center offers support and specialized services to the students with documented physical disabilities. It helps the students reach their maximum potential, uphold their independence, and guarantee their access to the educational experience.

The Strommen Career & Internship Center helps the students evaluate their interests, talents and skills. The staff is committed to help students develop skills, habits of mind, and values that form the foundation for career success, life choices, and active living. The AugPost service enables alumni and students to stay alert regarding employment and volunteer opportunities.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


The athletic department sponsors men’s and women’s teams in sports such as baseball, basketball, cross country, ice hockey, football, golf, soccer, track & field, and wrestling. The athletic teams are nicknamed the Auggies. They are a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III. The men’s hockey team was the winner of NAIA national ice hockey championship in 1978, 1981 and 1982.

Local Community

The campus is just a short walk from the biking and walking paths along the Mississippi River. It is also minutes from the city’s major attractions including shopping, entertainment, museums, theaters, concert halls, the Target Center, and the Metrodome.


Notable alumni include:

  • Martin Sabo, Former U.S. Representative
  • Peter Agre, 2003 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry
  • Paul Mikelson, President and CEO at Lyngblomsten Care Center
  • Gene Hugoson, Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture
  • Syl Jones, Eminent Playwright, Author and Newspaper Columnist

Additional School Information

The Education Continuing Studies (ECS) program provides lifelong learning opportunities for adults to grow professionally, personally, and spiritually in their workplaces, homes, and communities. ECS programs include courses offered outside the scope of traditional undergraduate and graduate school coursework. The programs are specifically designed to help adult learners advance educational credentials, and boost career opportunities.


The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education; Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA); Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE); and Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Academic programs are approved by various recognized bodies such as American Chemical Society, Minnesota Board of Teaching, National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), and National Association of Schools of Music. The institute is also a member of American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU), Minnesota Private College Council (MPCC), Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), Physician Assistant Education Association, and so on.

Information Summary

Ranks 12th in Minnesota and 286th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.03
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.03
Robbery 1 0.03
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 11 0.28
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.03
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,715 0.44
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 32 0.01
Forcible Rape 386 0.10
Robbery 1,589 0.41
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 5,104 1.32
Larceny 12,311 3.19
Vehicle theft 1,775 0.46

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Minneapolis, MN 55454
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population6,772 (6,772 urban / N/A rural)
Households2,848 (2.03 people per house)
Median Household Income$14,360
Families1,099 (3.10 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate professional (business dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, highly residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationEvangelical Lutheran Church
Congressional District2705

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 410th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $32,544 $32,544 $32,544
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $665 $665 $665
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $955 $955 $955
FT Graduate Tuition $12,000 $12,000 $12,000
FT Graduate Required Fees $110 $110 $110
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $650 $650 $650
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $45,465 $45,465 $45,465
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $47,093 $47,093 $47,093
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $38,479 $38,479 $38,479

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $30,418 $31,957 $30,418 $31,957 $30,418 $31,957
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,200
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,072 $8,455
On-Campus – Other Expenses $1,670(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,080(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $1,670(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,070(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$25
Graduate Application Fee$35
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 2,072 (933 male / 1,139 female)
Admitted 1,261 (570 male / 691 female)
Admission rate 61%
First-time Enrollment 380 (178 male / 202 female)
FT Enrollment 379 (178 male / 201 female)
PT Enrollment 1 (N/A male / 1 female)
Total Enrollment3,554

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf
NCAA Basketball Conference Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf
NCAA Baseball Conference Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf
NCAA Track & Field Conference Minnesota Intercollegiate Ath Conf

ACT Test Admission

709th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 93%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 25
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 25
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 25

SAT Test Admission

401st for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 6%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 495 / 623
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 490 / 590
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 985 / 1213

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity1,009
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$4,548
Board Fee$4,238

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 16 74 28 45 18 746 95 1,034
Accounting 4 2 1 4 1 24 7 43
Accounting and Business/Management
Acting 5 1 7
American Indian/Native American Studies 2 2
Area Studies, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1 2 4 24 1 32
Biopsychology 1 1 4 7
Business Administration and Management, General 1 4 3 3 60 11 84
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Chemistry, General 1 1 5 7
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication and Media Studies, Other 2 1 18 1 22
Communication, General 2 2
Computer Science 2 4 10 16
Creative Writing 1 1 7 9
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis 1 1 2
Directing and Theatrical Production 1 1
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General 3 1 4 1 9
Economics, Other 3 3
Education, General 7 7
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances 2 1 12 1 16
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 1 1 1 21 2 27
English Language and Literature, General 11 11
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Environmental Studies 1 2 3
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 2 5 7
Finance, General 2 2 2 13 20
Fine/Studio Arts, General 3 2 2 6 1 14
French Language and Literature 2 2
German Language and Literature 1 1
Graphic Design
Health Teacher Education 2 2
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 1 1
History, General 1 10 3 14
Information Science/Studies
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1 3 2 6 2 14
International Relations and Affairs 1 1 4 1 3 10
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 2 13 15
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General 1 9 1 11
Management Science 7 2 3 56 8 78
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 2 14 16
Mass Communication/Media Studies 2 11 3 17
Mathematics, General 1 10 11
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 2 2
Music Management 2 2
Music Performance, General 1 1 2
Music Teacher Education 2 2
Music Therapy/Therapist 6 6
Music, General 3 3
Norwegian Language and Literature
Organizational Communication, General 2 5 7
Organizational Leadership 1 3 1 30 4 39
Philosophy 1 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1 1
Physician Assistant 1 9 15 25
Physics, General 1 2 1 1 5 10
Political Science and Government, General 4 1 5
Political Science and Government, Other 1 4 5
Psychology, General 4 1 1 1 24 1 33
Psychology, Other 1 1 8 10
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing 1 1 18 1 21
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 1 1 1 10 2 15
Reading Teacher Education
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 6 1 3 77 10 98
Religion/Religious Studies 2 2
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Other 2 2
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Psychology 1 1 2
Social Work 3 1 12 16
Social Work, Other 9 1 4 81 12 109
Sociology 1 2 1 15 19
Spanish Language and Literature 1 3 4
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 3 2 31 4 40
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 2 2
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Urban Studies/Affairs 1 2 4
Women's Studies
Youth Ministry 1 3 4

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1899th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $63,640 ($63,713 male / $62,326 female)
Number of FT Faculty 169 (84 male / 85 female)
Number of PT Faculty 178
FT Faculty Ratio 0.9 : 1
Total Benefits $4,679,166

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