Programs and Degrees Offered
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 nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students.
Augsburg at a glance
- Undergraduate: 2,451 (including 420 in evening programs)
- Graduate: 1,036
Undergraduate student distribution
- 56% White, 16% African-American, 11% Asian, 11% Hispanic, 5% multiracial, 1% American Indian/Alaskan Native, <1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 16% race/ethnicity unknown
- International students are 2% of total undergraduate enrollment
- Student/faculty ratio: 13:1
- Average class size: 15 (day program)
- Number of undergraduate majors: more than 50
First-year student profile
- Percentage from Minnesota: 85%
- Percentage first-generation: 47%
- Percentage who live on campus: 78%
- ACT: 97% of first-year students submitted; middle 50% of enrolled students had ACT composite scores between 19 and 24
- SAT: 3% of first-year students submitted; middle 50% ranges were 492-598 for math, 492-580 for reading and 460-593 for writing
- Average high school GPA: 3.17
Cost & financial aid
- 2018-19 undergraduate tuition and fees: $38,800
- 2018-19 room and board: $10,280
- Percentage of first-time, full-time students receiving grants and scholarships: 100%
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Undergraduate degrees offered
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Music
- Bachelor of Science
5 largest undergraduate majors (day program):
- Computer Science
- Exercise Science
Average class size
15 (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 Arts in Nursing
- Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
- Master of Social Work
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
176 full time, 207 part time
- Occupational therapy
- Physician assistant
- Physical therapy
- Veterinary medicine
Teaching licensure programs
- Kindergarten-elementary (K-6); middle school (5-8) subject area specialties in mathematics, science, language arts/literature, and social studies; and pre-primary for ages 3-5
- Middle school/high school (grades 5-12) in biology, chemistry, language arts/literature, health, mathematics, physics, and social studies
- Specialist licenses (grades K-12) in art, vocal music and instrumental music, health, physical education, K-12 English Second Language (ESL) and K-12 Special Education (ABS); Endorsements in ESL and ABS are at grad level only for licensed teachers.
Non-traditional education programs
Augsburg adult undergraduate program offers courses for degree completion in six major areas. Classes are offered in downtown Minneapolis and Rochester, Minn.
The Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) is a partnership among Augsburg University, Hamline University, Macalester College, St. Catherine University 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 Auggie Plan is designed for Minnesota students who want to begin their college experience at a community college but are seeking a clear, attainable path to a four-year degree through Normandale Community College, Anoka-Ramsey Community College., Inver Hills Community College, and Minneapolis College (formerly Minneapolis Community and Technical College).
Honors program for first-year and transfer students
The Augsburg 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 Center for Meaningful Work 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 Association of Schools of Music
- 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
Application deadlines: Early Auggie, Dec. 1; Rolling with priority deadline, May 1
Application fee: None
Admissions tests required: Optional, except in specific circumstances
Earning college credit in high school:
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Transfer criteria (credits, GPA):
Transfer courses are accepted from regionally accredited institutions and must be liberal arts in nature or apply to the major. Only passing grades (1.67/C or higher) 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.
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Undergraduate tuition and fees: $38,800
Undergraduate room and board: $10,280
Graduate tuition and fees: Tuition rates differ by program. Please refer to the website for details.
Percentage of first-time, full-time students receiving grants and scholarships: 100%
Financial aid application deadline: May 1 for priority awarding
FAFSA code: 002334
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. Find additional financial aid information. 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
- Augsburg Unified Student Ministries
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
- Coalition for Global Activism and Change
- International Student Organization
- Music ensembles
- LINK (community service)
- Pan-Afrikan Student Union
- Tri Beta Biological Honors Society
- Pan Asian Student Association
- Hispanic/Latinx Student Association
- Queer Pride Alliance
- The Echo (newspaper)
NCAA Division III, Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC)
- Track and field
- Ice hockey
- Track and field
- Swimming and diving
- Track and field
- Ultimate Frisbee
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