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Augustana College

Augustana College
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201

With roots in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Augustana College was founded by Swedish settlers in 1860. The 115-acre campus of the independent liberal arts and sciences college is located in Rock Island, Illinois, in the Quad Cities metro area. Augustana College is home to a geographically, socially, ethnically and religiously diverse student population of about 2,500. Students choose between more than 40 majors, including geology, business administration, music and earth science teaching. The student-to-faculty ratio is 12 to one, and on average classes have about 22 students.

The Augustana Department of Biology prepares students for a bevy of career paths-- research, industry, teaching, environmental policy and the health professions--through internships, work at field stations and course offerings that include botany, zoology, anatomy, cell biology, ecology and nutrition. After completing the six-year landscape architecture program, students receive a bachelor's degree from Augustana College and a master's degree in landscape architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Augustana College fields 21 NCAA Division III varsity athletics teams. Augustana has won more conference championships than any other school in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. Augustana College also has plenty of intramural activities and intercollegiate club sports teams. There are about 150 student organizations at Augustana College offering a variety of activities to keep students busy, including music ensembles, theatre performances, debate, print publications, broadcasting, student government, local Greek system and many different professional, religious, departmental, political, social and community service organizations.

Augusta College offers an array of different study abroad options, including rotating Fall Term programs in East Asia, Europe and Latin America. Faculty coordinate with the International Programs Office to develop special winter and spring term programs that change from year to year. Augusta College can also participate in a summer language immersion program, studying French, German, Spanish or Swedish.

Quick Facts:

  • Augustana College students excel in and out of the classroom. Augustana ranks fifth among colleges and universities by the number of student-athletes who have earned Academic All-American honors.

  • Augustana College students can study in an international location for one to three weeks in between terms or during the summer through a short-term program.

  • Augustana College has over 160 full-time faculty members; over 90 percent have a Ph.D. or a terminal degree in their field.

  • Ninety-four percent of seniors rate their educational experience at Augustana College as good or excellent.

  • About a third of all Augustana College students join a fraternity or sorority.
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