The words of Augustana’s mission statement reflect both tradition and vision. Founded by Swedish Lutheran settlers in Chicago in 1860, Augustana has grown from a small school educating Swedish immigrants into a selective college of the liberal arts and sciences.
90 majors and related areas of study
Augie Choice: Gives $2,000 to every student for an internship, research or study abroad.
Career counselors: more than 5 per 1,000 students, compared with a national average of 1.5
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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.
Varsity athletics teams: 13 men's and 12 women's
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.