Nestled in a vibrant and lively Minneapolis neighborhood, Augsburg is shaped by our urban and global settings and defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies. Auggies have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning, discover their callings and serve their neighbors. 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 University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students.
U.S. News & World Report again named Augsburg one of the Best Regional Universities in the Midwest in 2022. This year, Augsburg is No. 17, which makes it the top Minnesota school on the list. Augsburg is also ranked fourth for undergraduate teaching, eighth in its support for veterans, ninth overall for innovation, and eighth in promoting social mobility. Rankings are based on average first-year retention rates, graduation rates, class sizes, student-to-faculty ratios and other information.
Religious affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Student body profile
Augsburg students are passionate about learning, eager to foster intercultural relationships, willing to step out of their comfort zones, committed to serving those around them and want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home.
Augsburg is one of the top producers of Fulbright scholars among liberal arts colleges across the nation and has had 38 Fulbright students since 2007. In the last eight years we have been highlighted by both the Chronicle of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of State as being a top institution for producing Fulbright students. In 2019, the university was ranked the #2 master’s institution for producing Fulbright scholars.
Teacher licensure programs
The world is your classroom. The Center for Global Education and Experience operates Augsburg University study centers in Africa, Europe and Latin America. Our programming in each region includes an emphasis on social justice and community engagement.
Augsburg has been a great place. I met my best friends here. Being able to take so many classes for liberal arts has taught me a lot of what I do and don’t like. The people here are so amazing. There are opportunities out there for me, and Augsburg has really opened up my eyes to what I’m capable of.
Kristy Ornelas '20
Augsburg has moved from a “gatekeeper” model of admissions to an enrollment experience focused on student belonging. This program, called Augsburg Applies to You, “flips the script” on college admissions to support your transition to college, including academic belonging, success coaching, and making a financial plan. Under this direct admissions approach, students with a 3.0 or higher GPA will be immediately offered admission. It takes less than 10 minutes to apply.
Cost & financial aid
Augsburg University is committed to supporting students through a variety of financial aid programs. All students in the full-time undergraduate day program are awarded scholarships at the point of admission ranging from $20,000 – $30,000. The Augsburg Promise Scholarship covers full tuition and standard fees for students who meet eligibility criteria, including below $80,000 family income (or Pell Grant eligible) and 3.0 or higher GPA. Additional need-based aid is awarded to qualified students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
First-time, full-time students receiving grants and scholarships
Financial aid application deadline
Early Auggie Scholarship: Application and FAFSA submitted by December 1, extended to March 1 for 2024
Learn more about financial aid at Augsburg University.
College is what you make of it and getting involved is essential to getting the most out of your Augsburg experience. Augsburg offers many student organizations for you to choose from, and you aren’t limited to choosing just one!
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Cultural or ethnic
Fine art offerings
You belong in the creative arts at Augsburg. Our hands-on academic programs will inspire you and give you tools you need to pursue your passions and talents at any stage of your creative journey. Whether you’re aiming for a career in the arts or simply want to explore, Augsburg’s creative arts community has a place for you.
Theater & Dance
Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)
Track and field (indoor and outdoor)
Swimming / Diving
Track and Field (indoor and outdoor)
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More than 89 percent of Augsburg graduates are employed, enrolled as full-time graduate students or engaged in full-time service within 18 months of graduation. Recent graduates have secured full-time employment with organizations including 3M, Air Force Research Labs, Ameriprise Financial, Cargill, the Mayo Clinic and more.
Disciplines with largest number of graduates
1. Business, management, marketing and related support services
2. Health professions and related programs
Use LinkedIn’s alumni tool* to explore what Augsburg graduates majored in and the types of careers they have and with which companies.
*based only on those who have accounts on LinkedIn
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