Augustana College - Illinois

Key majors offered
Computer Science
Engineering Physics
Mass Communications
Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate Urban Yes 2500 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body Student Population
Bachelor Private Baccalaureate College Co-educational 80 (International)

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Bachelor $$$$ $$ $$$$ 112
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


Augustana College is a selective, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences, located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Rock Island, Illinois. Rock Island is part of the metropolitan area known as the Quad Cities (population 400,000).The Quad Cities are home to Fortune 500 companies and many opportunities for work, recreation, arts and cultural events. Augustana enrolls 2,500 students from varied geographic, social, ethnic, & religious backgrounds from the US and over 20 other countries. Augustana provides an atmosphere of collaboration and personal attention, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 11-to-1 and an average class size of 22; all classes taught by faculty (no graduate teaching assistants). Students participate in music, theatre, debate, broadcasting, student government, Greek system, Division III Athletics, professional, religious, departmental, political and social service organizations.


The Office of Residential Life is responsible for providing your home away from home. We hope you enjoy exploring all the exciting opportunities we have to offer! At Augustana students are required to live in College housing during years 1-3. This may be significantly different than other schools' housing programs, but we have found that on-campus residency enhances your educational experience on many levels. In fact, national studies indicate that students housed on campus tend to graduate within four years, perform better academically, and generally connect better to campus life. And, these studies don't begin to address how you grow personally within our vibrant, dynamic communities. Housing Options: 5 Residence Halls to choose from for Freshmen and Sophomores and over 40 college-owed houses and apartments for Juniors and Seniors.

Student life

The college offers more than 150 extracurricular activities, ranging from club sports and music ensembles, to student government, publications, student-run radio, special interest groups, and fraternities and sororities. Augustana Viking athletics include 12 teams for men and 11 teams for women: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.