Augustana College

Rock Island, IL

Augustana College

Rock Island, IL

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Reach Boldly, Shine Brightly

You’ll arrive at Augustana College curious and full of promise. Four years later, you’ll graduate as the best version of yourself that you can imagine. 

To start, you’ll find inspiration where you learn
Augustana’s gorgeous campus is in Rock Island, Illinois, part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River. The Quad Cities is a diverse metropolitan area and an extraordinary place for hands-on learning.

Choose from more than 90 majors, minors, and related areas of study
Our newest academic programs reflect the changing needs of the world and its fast-growing careers, including Geographic Information Science & Technology, Data Analytics, Kinesiology, and Public Health as well as Musical Theatre and Entertainment & Media.

The Augustana community
Within the Augustana community, you’ll connect what you learn to everything else that makes you who you are. Augustana’s tradition of academic All-Americans is one example of the balance students find between their studies and everything else that matters to them. The College is ranked among the top 10 schools in the nation (and all NCAA divisions) and #1 in Illinois for the number of student-athletes who excel equally in their studies and in sports. This balance will happen through amazing opportunities to play, lead, perform, and explore with support from the mentors and resources you’ll need to follow your intrigue.

The CORE Center
One of our greatest resources is the Careers, Opportunities, Research, and Exploration (CORE) Center—a career center like no other. You can go to CORE for internship, research, and volunteer opportunities; advice on job and graduate school applications; and meetings with career professionals who are focused on your future. Through CORE, every student has access to Augie Choice. With $2,000 from Augie Choice—plus connections from your advisors, professors, and career coaches—you can pursue a life-defining internship, research or creative project, or learning experience in another part of the world.

The world needs you
As an Augustana graduate, you’ll discover that the world needs you—and you’ll learn how to meet those needs. Along with a passionate curiosity, you’ll develop versatile skills and find joy in your own ability to reach your best success and brightest future.



Ranked #96 among the “Top 100 Best Colleges–National Liberal Arts Colleges” | U.S. News & World Report, 2021


Ranked the #1 school in Illinois for the quality of students’ “First-Year Experience” and ranked #36 nationally | U.S. News & World Report, 2021


Ranked a “Top Performer on Social Mobility” for improving access to a high-quality education for financially disadvantaged students | U.S. News & World Report, 2021


The only Illinois college ranked in the top 50 “Most Innovative” schools | U.S. News & World Report, 2021


Ranked #66 among national liberal arts colleges named “Best Value Schools” | U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Augustana College is more affordable than you may think.

We offer:
• Generous scholarships and grants, of which 99% of students qualify for
• Academic merit scholarships ranging from $24,000–$28,000 each year
• Fine arts awards of up to $4,000 annually for majors and non-majors, plus endowed scholarships, major-specific awards, and more
• Justice & Social Change Microscholarship: $1,000 per year for completing an online series related to justice and social change
• An annual $1,000 Campus Visit Grant, annual $1,000 Out-of-State Award, $750 Early Filers Award, and more 

Augustana continues to invest in its students. In 2021, we officially opened the Peter J. Lindberg, MD, Center for Health and Human Performance, a spectacular facility for important academic and varsity athletic programs with spaces that promote mindfulness and well-being.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "When I was a senior in high school, everyone would ask me about the classic “warm and fuzzy” feeling people are supposed to get when they walk around THE college/university for them. I had been on countless college visits at that point, and I had no clue what anyone was talking about. It was not until I finally visited Augustana that I knew exactly what they meant. When I walked around campus, I finally understood because simply being here made me happy."

    • Emily Graziano
      Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • "Augustana is an incredibly appealing school. Anyone can talk about the community, the faculty and how beautiful our campus is. However, what draws me even more to Augie can be summarized in one word: intentionality. You feel it when you are having a conversation with a professor, when you ask for academic guidance at CORE or even as you walk through the Brew and see the faces that make this place feel like home. Augustana is not just higher education, it is a purposeful experience."

    • Juliana Pinheiro
      Rio de Janeiro
  • "I chose Augustana because of the people. When I came to visit, everyone made me feel welcomed and valued, and that really made me feel like this was home for me. It was also a dream of mine to play college soccer, and Augustana gave me the opportunity to play soccer while getting a top-tier education that would prepare me for life after college."

    • Danny Artman
      Hanover Park, Illinois