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Rankings and recognition

U.S. News and World Report: No. 96 of 233 liberal arts colleges nationally in 2020

No. 36 in First-Year Experiences and top Illinois college in this category

No. 42 in Most Innovative Schools and only Illinois college ranked

No. 43 in Best Undergraduate Teaching

No. 66 in Best Value Schools

No. 94 in Top Performers on Social Mobility

36th among U.S. baccalaureate colleges for number of international students  (Open Doors 2019)

Best for the Money by College Factual: 46th out of 1,510 colleges (top 5 percent nationally) in 2019

Princeton Review: Best in the Midwest 2019

Kiplinger's Best Values in liberal arts colleges for 2019 (#89)

Money: Best Colleges by Value 2019

No. 10 in all divisions for number of Academic All-Americans; No. 1 in our conference

No. 11 Best Colleges in Illinois (Niche 2019)

Top 50 Safest Colleges (Shenyang Daily News 2015)

Top 25 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America ( 2014)

Payscale College Salary Report (#91)

Biology at Augustana is ranked ranked No. 84 out of 820 schools nationwide by College Factual.

Psychology at Augustana is ranked No. 1 of 33 colleges in Illinois for value, and No. 26 out of 814 programs nationally by College Factual.

26th nationally for participation rate of students who study abroad among baccalaureate colleges (2017 Open Doors report) 

15th nationally for short-duration international study programs (2017 Open Doors report) 

No. 3 for efficiency among the highly ranked colleges and universities (Augustana #95, U.S. News & World Report 2016)

36th of the Top 250 Private Colleges that Offer the Most Creative Scholarship Money (2017)

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois honors one Augustana student each  year.