Recent Alumnus 2011-05-14T16:38:32Z
Excellent Urban Area School Setting – Urban area not too far from minneapolis downtown. Plenty of cultural things to do nearby and a good college nightlife being so close to the University of Minnesota campus. Many cheap or free arts exhibits and museums to go to as well as copious amounts of live music throughout the year at places like the Acadia, triple rock, cabooze ect. Close to the lightrail and lots of buses so great for not having a car. Superb department of public safety, available at all hours to give rides nearby, great local attitude toward students as Augsburg is incredibly active in the community.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-11T20:39:49Z
There is a large central park on campus, and there is free parking there. However, in the winter, in Minne-SNOW-ta, parking gets a lot more difficult.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-11T20:35:38Z
Rooms With a View to the "U" – Cool off-campus housing; close to the "U" (University of MN)lots of options. No worries.
College Senior 2011-01-09T09:18:51Z
Process Was Smooth – There are lots of help from the financial aid office. Student workers can help assist with small problems you may have. Setting up an appointment with a financial aid counselor is possible because they try to make themselves available for you first.
College Senior 2011-01-09T09:11:49Z
There are many restaurants surrounding Augsburg College. Since Augsburg is located in a very diverse place, there are lots of different kinds of restaurants (Mexican, French, Italian, Chinese, Thai etc.) that students can choose to go to. Those restaurants are within a walking distance from Augsburg, otherwise taking the city bus for a reasonable price is also a great option.
College Senior 2011-01-09T09:06:45Z
There are many staffs and student workers in the library. They all are available to help students with anything they need help on, ranging from researching, writing papers, and technological help. The library is a nice and quiet place where students like to go in to study or do homework. There are also private study rooms in the third floor for students who want to do a group study session.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-05T07:43:49Z
I enjoy my time at Augsburg, and they provided me with the best possible education anyone can ask for. The price of tuition is excruciating high, but the professors are good at what they teach. Though the school is pretty one-sided political-wise, and tend to affect the security of the other side of the political party. The books and studies are also very bias, and sometimes the political jokes from professors that favors one side seems extreme.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-05T07:41:18Z
Well, transportation is good if you live near a bus line. There are several bus stop along the sides of the college. If you drive and don't have a parking permit, good luck finding street parking, it is worth it to buy a parking pass. There's a shuttle bus that goes around several campuses, so that helps a lot if you live near those campuses, and it's free!
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-05T07:36:42Z
There are plenty of underage drinking going on at Augsburg, but what college doesn't have that? Augsburg is not a dry-college, as students can come in and out of their dorm room with a 12-pack under their arm. Bars and parties are frequent on Friday nights, due to the fact that Augsburg is barely 5 minutes from Downtown Minneapolis. The light rail train is 2 blocks from campus, goes straight to Downtown for easy transportation, and cab fee isn't bad, especially if you go with a group. Parties on campus is highly unlikely though.
College Senior 2010-11-17T19:40:47Z
Computer Labs – The computer labs at our school are incredibly accessible. We have a Computer lab in the our freshman campus building and it is open 24-7 for our uses. It is free for anyone to use, and the the software is also very easy to use also. This is a great convenience due to the fact that freshmen's are always in there or have a place to go whenever they don't have time to be in their rooms
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-16T17:14:31Z
Diversity at Augsburg is well rounded in racial, religion, and sexual orientation. There are programs that support each area. There is even a program to help individuals with learning disabilities, which I am currently involved in. The only lack at Augsburg is the economic background diversity. Most students here are from middle or high class society. There are not that many that relate to the daily struggles of urban low/middle class.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-16T17:04:51Z
I'm a psychology major at Augsburg College, and the classes I have been taking are exciting. Each course is linked to one another making the work understandable with each grade level. I enjoy writing the papers the most because that is my chance to express to the professors my excitement and knowledge learned. Once I become a 3rd year than I can explore internships and jobs.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-16T04:33:33Z
Snow in Minnesota – It snows in Minneapolis and does get cold, cold meaning below zero, but Augsburg has underground tunnels
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-16T04:30:48Z
Guys & Girls:
Everyone is different and hangs out with people with similar interests as them.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-10T20:10:25Z
I am not aware of the drug or alcohol scene at school because I am a commuter.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-10T20:09:27Z
I have no opinion on this because I am a commuter. I have an easy commute from the east metro area.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-10T20:08:13Z
Health & Safety:
Safe Place – I feel totally safe at school. Security is easily found. I wish the city couldn't issue parking tickets on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-10T20:06:30Z
So Many Things – One of the unique things is that Augsburg is involved in community service; each student is exposed to this their first year. They have many degrees and there is weekend college for older students. The school has a coopreative relationship with Macalester, Hamline, Saint Thomas and Saint Catherines so if a class isn't offered here, you can take it at those schools. There is an opportunity to study abroad. There are avariety of majors and graduate majors. They have the only film amd PA majors.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-10T20:01:35Z
Augsburg College is unique for being a small town school in the middle of the bigger twin cities. Religion is required and I was surprised that I liked the classes. The best is that you get a scholarship if a parent is a graduate-that was a huge draw for me.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-10T19:59:01Z
Fraternities and sororities don't seem to be too active.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-10T19:56:22Z
I know I was on academic sanctions because I didn't do great when I transferred. It seems that there are opportunities to get help if you need it. The policies keep a student progressing. I don't know how strict policies are on partying.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-10T19:52:40Z
Guys & Girls:
As a commuter student who works nearly full time, I am not very involved in the social scene at school.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-10T19:51:10Z
The student body is diverse, with all different races and ethnicities represented. There is also a varirty of economic backgrounds. The school is accessible for physically challenged students. The school offers semester abroad to widen our thinking.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-10T19:39:31Z
There is alot to do Augsburg. I don't hang out much near school because I commute from a suburb of St. Paul, so I do things with people who went to my high school. There is plenty to do in the twin cities.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-10T19:36:32Z
There are teams that are well known and have been champions for years-like wrestling. Other sports are emerging as champions like hockey. I had hoped to play hockey but coach didn't even hold try outs because he has his team chosen-I thought that kind of sucked. I would have liked to have a chance to at least try out. Other teams do well also.
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