Rankings and recognition
Augustana College was ranked No. 100 in U.S. News and World Report's 2024 ranking of best national liberal arts colleges.
U.S. News and World Report also ranked Augustana as:
No. 36 in Best Undergraduate Teaching
No. 67 in Best Value Schools
No. 120 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
Augustana College has had a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society since 1950. Only 10% of colleges and universities in the U.S. have been invited to form a chapter.
Money magazine 2023: Four-star rating and ranked one of America's Best Colleges
Open Doors 2022: 13th among U.S. baccalaureate colleges for number of international students
Niche 2021: No. 74 on the list of 100 best liberal arts colleges in America
Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award: 2023, 2022, 2020 and 2019
College Factual 2023: No. 99 out of 1,076 Best Education Schools
Best for the Money by College Factual 2019: 46th out of 1,510 colleges (top 5 percent nationally)
Princeton Review 2023: Best in the Midwest 2023
Kiplinger 2019: No. 89 best value in liberal arts colleges
The Lincoln Academy of Illinois honors one Augustana student each year.
No. 10 nationally for number of Academic All-Americans; No. 1 in our conference.