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Augustana College - Illinois

Illinois, United States
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 1,800 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 40%
Institution type Private

About Augustana College - Illinois

Founded in 1860 by Swedish settlers, Augustana College is now one of Illinois' best features. Decorating the shores of the Mississippi River in Rock Island, Augustana is among USA's top 40 liberal arts colleges.

This 115-acre institution centres on comprehensive experiences for students both in and outside the classroom, and encourages more than just scholarly pursuits through hundreds of interest groups, activities, and international study opportunities in addition to close cooperation project works with professors and visiting scholars.

With 13 men's and 12 women's varsity teams, a healthy fraternity and sorority presence, 13 music ensembles; and a student-faculty ration of 12:1, Augustana is prepared to nuture academically and for life.

Campus information

Smack dab in the middle of the Quad Cities on the border of Illinois and Iowa, Augustana is the community's heart. Its 115-acre campus is filled with study and fun, covered with academic events and student celebrations and activities.

Augustana is 165 miles away from Chicago, surrounded by a 400,000-populated community that make up Rock Island.

Other remarkable monuments surrounding the campus include:

  • Fryxell Geology Museum - The best fossil, mineral and rock museum of the Midwest, open to tours for all ages from Monday to Friday. The museum hosts hands-on exploration so visitors can learn about the life-cycle of minerals, from their formation to their deposits.
  • John Deere Planatarium and Carl Gamble Observatory - The result of a man who loved stars so much he established his own Astronomy group, Augustana takes pride in being one of the few liberal arts colleges to have their own planetarium and observatory facilities.
  • Augustana Teaching Museum of Art - Showcasing works from both students, established artists and historical collections, the museum is open on evenings for displays and events.


Unlike most institutions, Augustana's campus is residential, meaning all students from juniors to seniors live where they learn. Seniors will also be transitioned into the surrounding neighbourhoods off-campus.

The accomodation experience provided is aimed to guide and build skills relevant to everyday life and ambition, instilling skills for adulthood for life. 

Juniors will assimilate living away from home, and will slowly gain accustomisation to living as a functioning individual, culminating in independent living outside of the institution.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 4 Mass Communication & Media 1


Reviews 3

Anonymous 5/5
Great academic school with great professors who are always there to help out the students. All th... Read more
Anonymous 5/5
I love Augustana because of the people I meet everyday. From the administrators, to the teachers,... Read more

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