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Augustana at a glance

Aerial view of Augustana

Ranked in the top tier of U.S. News, Augustana College offers 90 majors and areas of study, and 25 varsity athletic teams. The beautiful campus is located along the Mississippi River in Rock Island, Illinois.

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

The 115-acre wooded campus is 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.