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Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Augustana College is a private, residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. With a history tracing back to 1835 and the founding of the Hillsboro Academy in Hillsboro, Illinois, the school went through several incarnations in several locations before settling in Sioux Falls with the merging of two institutions under the name Augustana College and Normal School in 1918.

Today, under its current name, Augustana College offers its 1850 students Bachelor of Arts degrees in over 50 fields of study, graduate degree programs for Masters of Arts in Sports Administration and Leadership, and Master of Arts in Education, as well as a number of pre-professional programs. The student to faculty ratio is 11:1 with an average class size of 21 students. The college is accredited by the South Dakota Department of Education and by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Students typically enter Augustana College with an average high school GPA of 3.68 and ACT score of 25.6. Most students come from South Dakota and Minnesota, but the college also draws students from 25 other states and 43 foreign countries. Incoming students can choose from a number of housing options including six residence halls, sixteen theme houses and five apartment complexes.

Augustana College offers a wealth of extracurricular opportunities to its students, with over 90 campus clubs and organizations including special interest groups and 20 performing arts ensembles. The college’s sports teams, nicknamed the Vikings, currently compete in the NCAA Division II as members of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Augustana College’s 100-acre tree-lined campus is situated in a residential area within the city of Sioux Falls. With a population of over 160,000, Sioux Falls is the largest city in South Dakota. Augustana students are also within a few hours’ drive of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area, as well as the natural wonders of the Badlands, the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore.

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