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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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
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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.
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