Augustana University [South Dakota]

Key majors offered
Art / Fine Art
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Computer Science
Data Science
Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate Urban Yes 2118 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body Student Population
Bachelor Private Master: Colleges and Universities Co-educational 160 (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 is a selective, private, undergraduate university college with 1750 students. Founded in 1860, Augustana boasts more than 155 years of providing a premier educational experience at an affordable price. Offering four-year bachelor degrees in more than 50 majors, Augustana is ranked as one of the "BEST" in the Midwest United States by "U.S. News and World Report" and the "Princeton Review." International students benefit from Augustana's small class sizes (the average is 18 students), a low student to professor ratio (11:1), and lots of personalized advising and attention. Augustana thrives in Sioux Falls, a city known as one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the heartland of America. With more than 250,000 residents in the metropolitan area, Sioux Falls is the largest city in the state of South Dakota. Our residents are known for their hospitality and rejoice in the beauty of four distinct seasons. Sioux Falls is the business, health care, shopping, entertainment, and cultural center of the region. Major hopsitals and a huge banking and finance sector (Sioux Falls is home to Citibank and Wells Fargo, among other important companies) represent a few examples of the many internships, part-time jobs and practicums available for international students. "Forbes" magazine has ranked Sioux Falls in the top five best small cities for business and careers for serveral consecutive years, a testament to our city's low cost of living, excellent job opportunities, and safe, friendly environment. Average Low Temperature (winter): 26 F / -3 C Average Median Temperature (spring/fall): 60 F / 16 C Average High Temperature (summer): 84 F / 29 C


Dormitory - single and double rooms available for first-year students. Dormitiories (single and double rooms), apartments and theme houses are available for upperclassmen.

Student life

The International Programs Office at Augustana provides a number of services and opportunities for new international students to get engaged with the life of campus and our local community, including a Friendship Family Program, an Ambassador program where you'll be matched with an upperclassman mentor, excursions to places like Mt. Rushmore, the Mall of America, the city of Omaha, and more. Students enjoy weekly cultural presentations at our Friday Rendezvous Program, International Education Week events, and many activities planned monthly by our Augustana International Club (AIC). Augustana students benefit from an active campus culture where students like to get involved in clubs, internships, and fun activities outside the classroom. There are more than 100 clubs and organizations on campus, so whether you enjoy rock climbing, sports, music, theater, politics, chess, or almost any other area, there is a club for you!