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About Augustana University, Sioux Falls

Augustana University is a private, Norwegian-heritage liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the school is the largest private university in the state. The institution derives its name from the Confessio Augustana, or Augsburg Confession, a foundational document of Lutheranism. Students, alumni, friends, employees, and those who know the college casually refer to it as “Augie.” Prior to September 2015, the university was known as Augustana College. The university identifies 1860 as the year of its founding, the same as its Rock Island, Illinois Swedish-heritage sister-school, Augustana College. It celebrated its sesquicentennial during the 2010–2011 academic year. Augustana offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in more than 50 major fields of study, as well as several pre-professional programs, most notably nursing. Students also participate in a variety of extracurricular activities, including musical ensembles and NCAA athletic programs. The college consistently receives high rankings among other Midwestern schools from publications such as The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report.


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Address: 2001 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57197, USA

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  • I have been wanting to write this for a long time. I attended here way back in 2000 - 2001 and to be honest it was the worst mistake I ever made in my life. I could literally fill an entire blog but I will be as brief as I can. This place was a nightmare; unhelpful, rude and sometimes hostile professors, inept support staff, an administration that was corrupt and unwilling to address issues or concerns, a student body that was anti-social and intolerant, and to be honest an overall culture resembling a cult. The way they treated people here was terrible and this school has some gall advertising itself to be progressive and tolerant. I saw how you talked down to minorities and you still treat them badly even to this day despite your token minorities on your campus. Your school betrayed my trust in higher education (and people in general) and it took me years to recover from that. How ironic that I was able to finish part of my education at another school (one that you depicted as a joke when the joke was on you) and was able to move beyond what you as a school tried to pull over me. I didn't even get the worst of what you did to others but that doesn't justify you as an institution of higher learning to jerk around your fellow human being. I hope you really do believe in God or whatever it is you claim to believe in because if the rest of the world saw the stuff you pulled on people Augustana would be the butt of everyone's jokes far more than the for-profit schools are. It's not like faith means anything to you since you haven't cleaned up your act from what I've seen. You are a poster child for everything that is wrong with Sioux Falls not to mention higher education. Don't even think that your recent makeover will fool everyone. Having LGBT people and racial/religious minorities running around on campus doesn't even make you close to any respectable school; it's an obvious PR stunt of yours that is tired and cliche. You don't care about minorities; I heard the junk your staff and students said about them almost 16 years ago so don't play dumb with the rest of society. Also, you charge people out the wazoo for everything you can; your tuition prices are bad enough (a small fortune even in 2000) but your bookstore/parking/nonsense fees are almost as much as Ivy League but nowhere near the prestige. As far as the actual classes were half of those might as well have been comedy acts from Saturday Night Live. Some of your professors should have been FIRED for their actions or inactions. I guess the money was all you cared about. Be assured that I won't recommend anyone to your school and I hope that the tuition money you did get from me was well worth it. With all of the scrutiny towards colleges nowadays you better have a very good cover story when the rest of the world finds out about your games. Serves you right for it! By the way, you might want to deal with that liquor problem you have on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods. I know liquor flows freely on most campuses but you might as well have your own liquor store right next to the bookstore judging by the number of empty bottles I saw lying around when I attended your school and still see today.

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  • I spent a semester there as an exchange student and it was awesome. The teachers were helping and understanding, the food in cafe tasty and the staff was ready to help you 24/7. Lots of fun and activities for students.

  • LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!! 10/10 would recommend :).

  • Amazing school! When you say you've graduated from Augustana - people know you've been to the most academically challenging school in the state and you're well prepared. Highly recommend.

  • You'd be better off going somewhere cheaper. Contrary to the billboards, there are not many opportunities while attending, or after graduating from, Augie.

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