Customer Spotlight Augustana College
Augustana College, located in Rock Island, Illinois, is a 115-acre wooded campus that was founded by Swedish settlers in 1860 as an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a background in the Evangelical Lutheran Church. They feature a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and approximately 2,500 students who vary in geographic, social, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. The Augustana Vikings are part of the NCAA Division III and have a variety of men’s and women’s varsity teams, as well as intramural programs for those students who want to play for fun. Augustana College also offers a variety of student activities such as music ensembles, theatre, religious, political, and even a local Greek system. They boast the success of more than 25,000 alumni who have a 95 percent rate of pursuing an advanced degree and 87 percent of students were accepted into their first or second choice of graduate schools. Augustana college also offers a wide variety of courses of study and minors, but they also have coordinated degree programs such as: dentistry, engineering, and forestry to name a few. Their mission is to develop qualities of mind, spirit, and body necessary for a rewarding life of leadership and service in a diverse and changing world.
Augustana College also likes to give back to community by offering affordable creative art classes for children over the summer, opening up their observatory to the public, and welcoming the public to their Fryxell Geology Museum.
Augustana College is also very active with their social media, tweeting congratulations to students who have recently been accepted into their college, scores of recent varsity games, and updating students on events happening around campus. The most recent event happening on campus is the theatre’s production of Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly) Updated Fables, which is a great event for the whole family. Another Event that continues into mid-February is the Art Matter: Triennial Art Faculty Exhibition, which showcases recent works by the Augustana faculty.
For more information about Augustana College, you can visit the following to learn more about their latest events and what it takes to be an Augustana Viking.: (https://www.facebook.com/AugustanaCollege
), Twitter (@Augustana_IL
) and their own website (https://www.augustana.edu
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