See what students say:


Augustana College is a “Christian, liberal arts school devoted to excellence, community, and service.” High school students “enter to learn,” and college

Student Body

“The typical student at Augie is white, of Scandinavian descent, from the Midwest, hardworking, religious, financially responsible for some portion of their schooling, and very nice.” She is “concerned about academics.” Not surprisingly, given the school’s affiliation, the predominant religious bent is Lutheran. Despite their very similar backgrounds, students “are surprisingly different in opinions,” which can make for colorful conversation, as students are also “very concerned about issues.” Though “Augustana is not diverse, which is one of its weaknesses,” it does have “a decent amount of atypical students. They fit in very well.” One student majoring in nursing writes, “I know one mother [who] is in her 30s [who] plays in the brass band. Another mom is in one of my classes, came from Lithuania, and she is embraced and challenged like any other student in that class. As a traditional student, I find it refreshing to find age variances in the classrooms. It gives an extra, unique perspective on the issues at hand.”

Campus Life

Student life here is reportedly very well balanced: “during the week it is all business, but the weekend is a time to let loose, relax, and have fun.” Typically “students party on weekends,” but the school’s “sports teams [also] have a tremendous amount of support from the student body, faculty, alumni, and also the residents of Sioux Falls.” Students also take advantage of events like “‘coffee house’ concerts, school dances, [and other] special events.” An athletic bunch, many undergraduates here report doing whatever they “can outside, like play hockey or sled in the winter, and play Frisbee golf or soccer on the green in the spring and fall. Downtown and the local parks are also great places to go hang out.” If the elements drive them indoors, students “spend time staying fit at our recreational facility or working!” Off-campus “Sioux Falls is a good place to find something to do. With movie theaters, amateur baseball and hockey, restaurants, book stores, and whatnot,” there are a lot of things to do in the area.” And not if you’re looking to get way, way off campus, Augustana is prepared to help you do that: “Many students experience some type of study abroad and the college actively invites student participation in that experience.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Melissa Dykstra
Campus Visit Coordinator

Office of Admission
2001 South Summit Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57197



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Sports Complex
Morrison Commons / The Huddle
Mikkelson Library
Froiland Science Complex
Center for Visual Arts
The Madsen Center, home to our social science programs, is also a popular place for students to gather and study, or use the computer lab. With newly renovated and refurbished lounges, our resident halls also serve as gathering areas for students to converse, watch TV, play ping pong or pool.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Falls at Falls Park
The Empire Mall
Downtown Sioux Falls
Washington Pavilion of Arts and Sciences
Great Bear Outdoor Recreation area
Downtown Sioux Falls has many specific historical areas of attraction including the Sculpture Walk, the Sioux Falls Trolley and the Center for Visual Materials. Students and families also enjoy the diverse culinary scene at many downtown cafes and restaurants. There is always a special gift to find at one of many unique shops along historical Phillips Ave.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday, Many Saturday mornings

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

By appointment

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact both Admissions Office and Coach

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

Sunday-Thursday nights for seniors only during academic term. Not during finals.


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Sioux Falls City bus system stops right on campus. Taxis can also be called from campus. Sioux Falls Regional Airport is served by Northwest, United, Delta, and Allegiant Air, and is located 10 minutes north of campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-29: Exit east on 41st Street. Take 41st Street east to Kiwanis Avenue (1mile).Turn left on Kiwanis and drive north to 33rd Street (.5 mile). Turn right on 33rd and drive east to Summit Avenue (1.2 miles). Turn left on Summit. The visitor lot will be two blocks on the right. From I-229 Exit Minnesota Avenue north. Take Minnesota to 33rd Street (.8 miles). Turn left on 33rd and drive west four blocks to Summit Avenue. Turn right on Summit. The vistior lot will be two blocks on the right.

Local Accommodations
Within ten minutes of the campus are a variety of inexpensive to upscale hotels affiliated with nationally-recognized lodging chains. When you make your reservation, indicate that you are visiting Augustana College to obtain a special discount. Located near the I-29 and 41st Street intersection are the Days Inn (605-361-9240) and the Super 8 (605-361-2202). Moderately priced properties include the Fairfield Inn (605-361-2211) and the Hampton Inn (605-362-1700). Upscale, full-service hotels are the Radisson Encore Inn (605-361-6684) and the Holiday Inn City Centre downtown (605-339-2000). There are many other hotels in the area. Feel free to call the Campus Visit Coordinator in the Office of Admission at 800-727-2844 for a more extensive listing.


Applicants: 2,201
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Average HS GPA: 3.72



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