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Augustana at a glance

Aerial view of Augustana

Augustana is a selective, private liberal arts and sciences college, founded in 1860 by Swedish settlers.

The 115-acre wooded campus is in Rock Island, Illinois, on the Mississippi River. It's part of the Quad-Cities (population 400,000), and about 165 miles west of Chicago.

2,600 students

90 majors and related areas of study

Augie Choice: Gives $2,000 to every student for an internship, research or study abroad.

Student-faculty ratio 12:1.

Average class size: 18. All classes taught by faculty (no graduate teaching assistants).

Varsity athletics teams: 13 men's and 12 women's 

Music ensembles: 13

Augustana is a residential campus. First-year and sophomore students live in residence halls; juniors may choose transitional living areas (apartment-style housing on campus); seniors live on campus or in the neighborhood.

Student activities include music groups, theatre, debate, publications, broadcasting, student government, local Greek system, and a wide variety of professional, religious, departmental, political, social and service organizations.

Augustana traces its roots to the Old World universities of Uppsala and Lund in Sweden: read about our mission and history.