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Augsburg College

Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

When Augsburg College opened in 1869, it was the first seminary founded by Norwegian Lutherans in America. Augsburg College moved from Marshall, Wisconsin, to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1872. The liberal arts form the core of an Augsburg College education, but the basic tenants that the founders outlined for the college--to train ministerial candidates, prepare theological students and educate workers and businessman--are still in tact today, 130 years later. Students choose between more than 50 majors in 35 departments and programs.

Faith, service, diversity and critical reflection are among the institutional values at Augsburg College. Augsburg students learn in a supportive environment with engaged faculty offering one-on-one support. The urban setting of Minneapolis allows many opportunities for community service projects. For entertainment there are many theaters, museums and concert venues in the area. Students are also encouraged to travel abroad through the Office of International Programs, which has programs around the world.

In addition to its undergraduate programs, Augsburg College has six master's degree programs in education, leadership, nursing, business administration, medical science and social work.

Quick Facts:

  • There are nearly 3,800 student enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and weekend programs at Augsburg College.

  • Almost half of all entering Augsburg students plays sports at either the intercollegiate or intramural level.

  • Nearly 90 percent of entering freshman live in campus housing. Overall nearly 60 percent of students reside on campus.

  • Augsburg College students represent more than 40 states and 40 different countries. About 40 percent of students identify as Lutheran.

  • The student-to-faculty ratio at Augsburg College is 15 to one. The average undergraduate class size is between 13 and 17 students.

  • More than 80 percent of Augsburg College students receive financial aid from the college or from an outside source.

  • The Augsburg College academic years is divided into two semesters--September to May--with two summer school sessions. Augsburg Weekend College runs on trimesters, with classes from September to June. The Augsburg Graduate Program divides the year into trimesters, from September to June.

  • Augsburg College is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. There are nine varsity men's and women's teams respectively, competing in baseball, basketball, golf and more.
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