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Academics

Augsburg College offers two distinct academic routes---the Day Program, which is for “traditional” students (i.e., those who have recently graduated from high school), and the Weekend College Program, for nontraditional (i.e., older) students. In each program, students find professors whose “qualifications are excellent” and who “are readily available outside of class.” Augsburg professors “deserve a great deal of credit for creating an inviting, positive, thinking environment,” and making the student experience feel “very personal.” Many undergraduates believe one of “the greatest strengths of Augsburg is that it offers internships and study abroad classes to every student. Augsburg tries to include at least one of these experiences in the major curriculum” of each student.

Student Body

At Augsburg, “Most of the student population is from Minnesota, either rural or urban, and is mostly White.” However, the school enjoys a “somewhat diverse population with the StepUP program” which enrolls students in recovery from chemical dependency. Augsburg also has a large population of “Weekend College students” who are “typically upper twenties [and] into their thirties, married with kids and a full-time job. They are looking to get a degree to advance their career.” In addition, Augsburg has a lot of “students with disabilities.” Students say that “because of this diversity, there is always somewhere for someone to fit in.” People are just “really friendly” and “tend to be very respectful and helpful to one another.”

Campus Life

“Being in the middle of Minneapolis provides so many opportunities for learning, recreation, and entertainment.” Students at Augsburg enjoy the safety of a “small campus” with “all the advantages of a big city [including] internships, and job placement after graduation.” For off-campus fun, students “take the light rail downtown,” or “catch a game at the Metrodome.” Back on campus, students appreciate that “all of the dorms are apartment-style living.” To cut loose, “We all go to the school-sponsored dances and have small parties on our own. School participation with organizations is a must. Everyone has something to do on a weekend night, and on nights that we have school the next day we all just hang out in the library.” Intercollegiate “hockey is a big sport, as is wrestling,” with both drawing sizable crowds. A party scene exists but is not over the top; while small parties take place on campus, most bigger ones happen off campus “since Augsburg is so strict” about its alcohol policies.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Brenda Hemmingsen
Admissions Assistant

Address
Office of Admissions
2211 Riverside Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Phone
800-788-5678

Email
admissions@augsburg.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Christensen Center/Starbucks Coffee Shop
Si Melby Athletic Fieldhouse
Lindell Library
Foss Center/Atrium
Gateway Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Mall of America
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Metrodome
Downtown Minneapolis (theatres, restaurants etc.)
Uptown Minneapolis (live music, coffee shops, etc.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:30,10:30, 11:30,1:30,2:30,3:30
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
daily

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@augsburg.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
assigned weekends during each month

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport is 10 miles away, Free Shuttle Bus to St. Paul, Lightrail station 2 blocks from campus, Metro Transit Bus service, Taxi services

Driving Instructions to Campus
Augsburg College is at 2211 Riverside Avenue, in the heart of the Twin Cities, near the Fairview-Riverside Medical Center, the West Bank campus of the University of Minnesota, and the Mississippi River parkways. 35W from the North - Take the Washington Ave exit and turn left off Washington (turns right onto Cedar Ave), turn left at Riverside Ave, right at 22nd Ave South 35W from the South - Follow the I-94 signs (move to right lane after each of two merges). Take 25th Ave exit and turn left, turn left at Riverside Ave, turn left at 22nd Ave South I-94 from Minneapolis - Take 25th Ave exit, turn left at 25th Ave, turn left at Riverside Ave, turn left at 22nd Ave South I-94 West from St. Paul - Take Riverside exit, turn right at Riverside Ave, turn left at 22nd Ave South

Local Accommodations
Days Inn Mpls/St.Paul- many locations Reservations:612-623-9303 Email- diu@usinternet.com Rates start at $59/night Holiday Inn Metrodome (5 minutes from campus) 1500 Washington Ave South Minneapolis (800) HIT-DOME 1-800-448-3663 Augsburg Friends and Family Rate- $98.00

Admissions

Applicants: 2,192
Acceptance Rate: 54%
Average HS GPA: 3.27







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