Augustana College

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Augustana College can be found in Sioux Falls, SD, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around two thousand students enrolled each year at Augustana College.

The majority of students that got into this school got an SAT score within the range of 1090 to 1360, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 23 to 29. We were able to estimate the Augustana College average GPA (3.28 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Roughly 70 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Augustana College, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 29 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Augustana College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Augustana College was reported as 66.9% in Fall 2020 with over 2,220 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Augustana College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Augustana College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Augustana College has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 69.1%
  • 2017-2018: 67.8%
  • 2018-2019: 65.4%
  • 2019-2020: 66.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 62.2%

How Does Augustana College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Augustana College is eighteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Sioux Falls91.5%
Dakota State University77.4%
Dordt College75.5%
Northwestern College69.5%
Mount Marty College71.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Augustana College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 660
Math540 - 700
Total Score1090 - 1360
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 28
Math22 - 30
Composite Score23 - 29
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