Programs and Degrees Offered
Set in a vibrant neighborhood in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to 4,000 students of diverse backgrounds. Guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, Augsburg educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The trademark of an Augsburg education is direct, personal experience, which is supported by an engaged community committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. Augsburg is committed to excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, incorporating its urban and global settings into its education and campus life, practicing service to others, and the exploration of vocation as a means for students and employees to discern meaningful work.
Augsburg at a glance
- Undergraduate: 2,536 (including 674 in evening programs)
- Graduate: 875
Undergraduate student distribution
- Domestic students: 65% White, 13% African-American, 9% Asian, 9% Hispanic, 3% multiracial, 2% American Indian/Alaskan Native, <1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, excludes race/ethnicity unknown
- International students are 2% of total undergraduate enrollment
- Student/faculty ratio: 15:1
- Average class size: 17 (day program)
- Number undergraduate majors: more than 50
First-year student profile
- Average ACT score: The middle 50% of enrolled students had ACT composite scores between 18 and 24. The mean score was 22.5 with 94% of students presenting the ACT as part of their applications.
- Average SAT score: The middle 50% ranges were 492-598 for math, 492-580 for reading and 460-593 for writing; 7% of students submitted the SAT as part of their applications.
- High school GPA: 3.25
- Percentage from Minnesota: 82%
- Percentage first-generation: 47%
- Percentage who live on campus: 84%
- 2015-16 undergraduate tuition and fees: $35,465
- Room and board: $9,380
- Percentage first-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 98%
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Undergraduate degrees offered
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Music
5 largest undergraduate majors (traditional day program):
- Exercise Science
- Computer Science
Average class size
17 (day program)
Graduate programs offered
- Master of Arts in Education
- Master of Arts in Leadership
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
- Master of Music Therapy
- Master of Nursing
- Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
- Master of Social Work
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
172 full time, 183 part time
- Occupational therapy
- Physician assistant
- Physical therapy
- Veterinary medicine
Teaching licensure programs
- Kindergarten-elementary-middle school (K-8) subject area specialties in mathematics, science, communication arts/literature, and social studies
- middle school/high school (grades 5-12) in biology, chemistry, communication arts/literature, health, mathematics, physics, and social studies
- specialist licenses (grades K-12) in art, vocal music and instrumental music, physical education, English Second Language (ESL), Special Education (ABS) and K-12 reading teacher endorsement (Grad level only for licensed teachers)
Non-traditional education programs
Augsburg adult undergraduate program offers courses for degree completion in 10 major areas. Campuses are located in downtown Minneapolis and Rochester, Minn.
- Information Technology
- Business Management
- Business Finance
- Art-Graphic Design
Rochester, Minn. — bachelor's degrees in business administration, education, communication studies and RN to BSN. Master's in Education and MBA programs meet in Rochester.
The Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) is a partnership with Augsburg College, the College of St. Catherine, Hamline University, Macalester College and the University of St. Thomas. The partnership allows students to register for courses at the other colleges, and collaborative majors are offered through the partnership. Augsburg also offers RN to BSN classes at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.
The Augsburg College honors program provides many opportunities for students to expand their knowledge, to explore their potential, and to express their unique talents. Honors students take signature courses, can create their own student learning experiences, and are involved in Honors House and leadership activities. Students also either conduct research or write and edit for the Honors Review.
Study abroad programs
Augsburg's nationally-awarded Center for Global Education has permanent sites and resident adjunct faculty in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Namibia, offering semester and short-term programs. Each year Augsburg faculty also lead short-term courses around the world. Augsburg is a founding member of the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) offering study programs in Europe and Latin America.
More than 70% of Augsburg students complete at least one internship during college, taking advantage of the many resources with business, government, and nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities. Many internships can earn academic credit with faculty supervision.
The Strommen Career and Internship Center helps students assess talents and skills, explore vocation and meaningful work options, and link academic majors with career paths. The Center also offers resources to help students find "hands-on" learning through volunteer and internship opportunities and prepare for the job search and/or graduate school.
Accreditation & approval
- Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
- American Chemical Society
- Council on Social Work Education
- National Association for Music Therapy, Inc.
- National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
- National League for Nursing
- The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Admissions tests required: ACT with writing and/or SAT with writing
Application deadlines: Early Auggie: Dec. 1; Rolling with priority deadline: May 1
Application fee: free online
Advanced placement credit
Advanced placement is granted to students with scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the CEEB Advanced Placement program tests. View the Augsburg website for more details. Additional credit or placement is at the discretion of the department. Credit also may be granted through Augsburg's Assessment of Previous Learning (APL) Program. The APL Program includes assessments through the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Credit Assessment Program (CAP), and departmental comprehensive exams.
Transfer criteria (credits, GPA):
No more than 64 semester credits may be transferred from a two-year institution with a minimum required GPA of 2.0. Additional credits may be transferred from a four-year institution; only passing grades (2.0 or C) are accepted. Students are required to take a minimum of 32 credits at Augsburg to receive the degree from Augsburg.
Transfer process (deadlines and materials)
May 1 preferred deadline for fall semester; Dec. 1 for spring semester, with rolling admission following. Transfer students to the Day program must submit an application, essay, one letter of academic recommendation and transcripts from each college, university or vocational-technical institution attended. Students who have not completed a two-year degree must also submit an official copy of their high school transcript and the result of either the ACT or SAT exam. Non-traditional transfer students should contact admissions for requirements.
2016-17 undergraduate tuition and fees: $36,415
Room and board: $9,628
Graduate tuition and fees: Tuition rates differ by program. Please refer to the website for details.
Percentage of first-time undergraduates receiving financial aid from any source: 98%
Financial aid information
To apply for financial aid, undergraduate independent and dependent students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Find scholarship information. Graduate students must submit the FAFSA. Augsburg's FAFSA code is 002334. Find additional financial aid information and Augsburg's Net Price Calculator. Contact Admissions at 612-330-1001 to learn about scholarships for Transfer and Veteran students.
Student groups vary from professional to special interest groups. Examples include:
- Student Government
- Augsburg Business Organization
- Murphy Square Literary Journal
- Campus Ministry
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
- International Student Organization
- Music ensembles
- LINK (community service)
- Pan-Afrikan Student Union
- Pan Asian Student Association
- Hispanic/Latino Student Association
- Queer and Straight in Unity
- The Echo (newspaper)
- KAUG radio
NCAA Division III, Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)
- Track and field
- Ice hockey
- Track and field
- Swimming and diving
- Track and field
Fine arts offerings
- Concert band
- Symphony orchestra
- Jazz ensemble
- Gospel Praise Singers (mixed)
- Riverside singers (women)
- Cedar Singers (men)
- Choir (mixed)
- Mainstage and student directed theatre production