Augustana University

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Augustana University
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MottoVerbum Dei manet in aeternum
Motto in English
The Word of God endures forever
TypePrivate
Established1860[1]
AffiliationEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
EndowmentUSD $67 million (2016)[2]
PresidentStephanie Herseth Sandlin[3]
Vice-presidentDr. Colin Irvine[4]
DeanMark Blackburn[5]
Academic staff
134 [6]
Students2,080 [7]
Undergraduates1613[2]
Location, ,
United States

43°31′36.7″N 96°44′13.3″W / 43.526861°N 96.737028°W / 43.526861; -96.737028Coordinates: 43°31′36.7″N 96°44′13.3″W / 43.526861°N 96.737028°W / 43.526861; -96.737028
CampusUrban
100 acres (40 ha)
ColorsNavy blue      and gold     
AthleticsBaseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Softball, Golf, Wrestling, Track and Field, Cross Country, Swimming, etc.
NicknameVikings
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IINSIC
MascotOle the Viking
Websitewww.augie.edu
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Augustana University is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The school is in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States. The 100-acre (40 ha) campus makes the school the largest private university in South Dakota.[8] Some people call the college “Augie.”

It was first called "The Lutheran Normal School". It was started for the purpose of educating teachers. In 1918, the college got its current name after joining with Augustana College in Canton. This happened because synod officials worried about having enough money to run two institutions so close together. The schools were only 20 miles (32 km) apart. The college claims its founding as 1860, the same as its sister-school (which shares the same name) in Rock Island, Illinois.[1] Augustana gets its name from the Confessio Augustana, the Latin name for the Augsburg Confession of 1530.

Augustana regularly gets high rankings among other Midwestern schools. Publications such as The Princeton Review named Augustana a "Best Midwestern College" and U.S. News & World Report listed Augustana as a "Best Buy" in 2009. U.S. News & World Report has listed the school a top tier baccalaureate college in the Midwest for 13 years in a row, with Augustana placing third as of 2009. It got this ranking again in 2010.[9][10]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Augustana History. Augustana College. Retrieved on July 8, 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Augustana University". US News and World Report. Retrieved Jan 29, 2017.
  3. "Welcome to Augustana". www.augie.edu. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  4. "Dr. Colin Irvine Named Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the University". www.augie.edu. March 12, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  5. "Mark Blackburn, Dean of Students". www.augie.edu. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  6. "Quick Facts". Augustana University. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  7. "Quick Facts". Augustana University. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
  8. "Doing Business in South Dakota (Public Universities)". Governor's Office of Economic Development. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
  9. http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/college/items/3458
  10. Augustana Academics. Augustana College. Retrieved on July 9, 2009.

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