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 10 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 2019. This year, Augsburg is No. 13, which makes it the top Minnesota school on the list. Augsburg is also ranked ninth for undergraduate teaching, eighth in its support for veterans, top in the state and sixth overall for innovation, and fourth 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 22 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.
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 admissions evaluates applicants on a variety of factors, including: GPAs, the academic rigor of their coursework, their writing samples (including our short-answer questions), academic letter of recommendation, extra-curricular activities and demonstrated leadership in their communities. We also look for evidence of self-reflection, curiosity and persistence.
If you wish to submit your standardized test scores with your application, we would be happy to include them as part of your evaluation.
Cost & financial aid
Augsburg University recognizes students who have demonstrated outstanding academic, leadership, service and extracurricular achievements through Augsburg’s scholarship program. Due to the generous amounts of our institutional scholarships, a student’s total scholarship award plus any state and/or federal grants cannot exceed the total cost of tuition at Augsburg.
First-time, full-time students receiving grants and scholarships
Financial aid application deadline
May 1 for priority awarding
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!
Types of student organizations
Cultural or ethnic
Fine art offerings
The Fine Arts Scholarship recognizes incoming students (day only) who have excelled in film, forensics, music, theater or visual arts — including vocal and instrumental performance, acting, design and production — and who plan to actively participate in the fine or performing arts at Augsburg. This renewable award of $3,000 per year is based on an on-campus audition or interview. Applicants need not major in art, communication studies, film, music or theater but are required to participate in a student organization and/or a performance group.
NCAA Division III - Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)
Number of club sports: 14
Number of intramural sports: 1
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
Office of Undergraduate
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