College Junior 2013-03-19T18:16:47Z
While the Quad Cities have things to do, it isn't a college town.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-18T15:46:24Z
Typically, underclassmen tend to stay on-campus. Students start to explore the Quad City Area more during their junior and senior years, generally. Usually students are surprised by how much the QCA has to offer; I know I didn't expect it. Local sports, museums like the Figge, new restaurants, and cute thrift shops give the area a lot of character. Davenport is a nice place, with probably the best shopping and bars. Downtown Moline has some of the most fun restaurants in my opinion, and I really like the scenery near the Mississippi River and i-Wireless Center.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-18T15:40:18Z
Finding a good off-campus house or apartment is easy as long as you start early. Most of the houses in the area are older, but generally well-kept. Students can find out about places for rent through on-campus services, but the best way is to ask friends, alumni, and even professors for recommendations. The best thing about living off-campus is that I've saved about $6,000 this year because my rent is cheaper than the room & board I paid with tuition last year.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-12T20:25:56Z
The diversity of the school is not great at all. However, the diversity programs, scholarships, and leadership programs are phenomenal. The school is routed on raising awareness of diversity and broadening students' perspectives.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-12T20:22:44Z
I am unaware of the drug scene at Augustana, so to me it does not prose to be much of a problem. There is a high amount of tobacco users and smokers.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-12T20:18:26Z
This institution will challenge you. I always hear from Alumni that this school made their Grad school seem easy. It is hard to get use to at first, but if you are motivated, you will succeed.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-12T20:06:16Z
The dining halls have a decent variety with their inclusion of Global cuisine, however, the meals are subpar with nutrition not being the primary goal. Each veggie and fruit does come with an explanation of where it came from which helps identify the quality.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-12T20:03:28Z
The professors in the Psychology department are more like well educated peers. They look out for you as a person and cater to your interests and needs. With classes ranging from 20-30 there is a close environment. Alumni always return to say our program prepared them for Grad school so much that not only were they more prepared than their Grad peers, but that their Grad curriculum was easy in comparison.
College Senior 2013-03-10T18:45:09Z
Well, I haven't personally been around it, but I have smelled it. Marijuana is pretty bad on campus; we get emails about it from the Dean at least twice a year. The administration is pretty strict on it though, if you have paraphernalia, you get kicked out of school. From what I have heard though, the CA's and such try not to get you in trouble the fist time and usually give you a warning and then report you the second.
College Senior 2013-03-10T18:39:24Z
The transportation at Augie is strictly campus transportation and is only used at night since it's all student drivers. They do have medical transportation during the other day but if you're running late for class, your on your own lol. Augie students do ride the bus free in the quad cities so going off campus is really easy, plus many of them come every 15 minutes.
College Senior 2013-03-10T18:33:36Z
Health & Safety:
Safety is easy on campus. The security is always around and friendly. They're always willing to help and even just give you a ride if you're out late and it's raining. I haven't had too much interaction with them except for the occasional chat what they drive by my TLA but I've never felt unsafe on Augie's campus.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T09:12:27Z
I love the library and actually spend most of my time there. By no means is it the fanciest of libraries but it's very cozy I find and I personally enjoy it. They are actually doing quite a bit of renovations on the library though and from what I can see, it's all looking very new and crisp. I also spend a lot of my time at PepsiCo which is one of the athletic center. It's not the nicest gym I've been to but it gets the job done and I quite enjoy it. Not to mention the campus is downright gorgeous and when events are thrown it just makes it that much more fantastic.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T09:08:35Z
Of course there is the white majority but you definitely have your minorities present as well (I myself am one of them). In terms of religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, and economic background, in the group of friends I've made I'd say it's quite diverse. And honestly, I'm happy to say that a lot of the people I've met are very accepting of this diversity and in fact celebrate it. Mind you, this is just in my group of friends. Be wary of the individuals you choose to surround yourself with.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T08:59:36Z
Health & Safety:
There is always campus safety around. I am actually very grateful for that and how nice the guards are. They're always around and willing to help and I've even gotten a ride them. Despite the parties and whatnot, I've honestly never felt unsafe on campus. The school also likes to provide what they like to call ACES which is free rides around campus and houses off campus until about 2am I believe. It makes getting around in the evening much safer and a lot less of a hassle.
College Sophomore 2013-02-28T08:46:07Z
I've been exposed to the expected amount of drugs and alcohol but considering how I am at college I'm not really surprised. I appreciate that the school does try to confront the problem and offer possible solutions though.
College Sophomore 2013-02-27T17:07:53Z
There are plenty of computer labs at Augustana, but even during crunch times, there is a balance between students with their own computers and students using the computers in the computer labs. The printers work great and the internet is at a fair speed.
College Sophomore 2013-02-27T16:45:26Z
I think the off-campus housing at Augustana College is pretty good overall because most students pair up or form groups so as to help split up the monthly payment of an apartment or a house. Overall, Augustana is located near a reasonably priced area of housing.
College Sophomore 2013-02-27T16:29:46Z
I received a spectacular amount of financial aid from Augustana, but there were many essays to write and applications to fill out. Overall, I think Augustana is very helpful during the financial aid process and requires its students to work for the scholarships.
College Sophomore 2013-02-27T16:24:15Z
At Augustana College, I have already taken classes towards my major, despite the fact that I am a first year. Since it is a Liberal Arts College, I am being exposed to many different areas of study, and since I want to teach both social studies and language arts, I have been very satisfied with the English and History programs. Overall, Augustana graduates are often offered teaching positions right after graduation.
College Sophomore 2013-02-27T16:04:48Z
Augustana College offers great Education, Music, Psychology, Foreign Language and Business Majors to name a few. The campus has many locations for studying, the professors are always good about communicating and meeting outside of class. Augustana prides itself in a rigorous program, upholding a strong academic honor code and classes really help enlighten students. Overall, Augustana provides a great environment in which to learn and expand.
College Sophomore 2013-02-25T01:29:20Z
Health & Safety:
I feel very comfortable walking around on campus after dark. The scenery seems a bit foreboding, with all the trees and hills, but the only thing you really need to worry about is the raccoons and the black squirrels. The School runs drills all the time to make sure everything is up to snuff. Just watch out for those fire drills if you live on campus because they like to hit you with them at four in the morning....Sometimes three in a row.
College Sophomore 2013-02-25T01:21:43Z
Augustana is located in the middle of Rock Island, one of the Quad Cities. The bus service, if you show them your student ID, will take you anywhere in the Quad Cities. That's Rock Island, Moline, Bettendorf, and Davenport to roam around in. Not to mention all the restaurants, bowling alleys, cafes, and party houses within walking distance. We're only two miles away from the Mississippi River and several parks/trails. Lots of stuff to do.
College Sophomore 2013-02-25T01:15:37Z
Guys & Girls:
The guys and girls here are definitely diverse. I've met people from all over Europe and several other continents. As well as guys and girls from all over the United States. The vast majority of the students are really nice and like to have a good time. If you smile, they smile back.
College Sophomore 2013-02-22T04:40:46Z
The athletics at Augie are a lot of fun, personally I am involved in many things of which include club soccer and intramural basketball! I have played soccer since I was very young, and being involved with it in college has been a blast! My team is like my family on campus, and they are always their for me. The intramurals are big on campus too, because it gives students a chance to still be involved in a sport that can be competitive, but also very fun! Lastly, the trainers are awesome too, and personally I volunteer in Sports Med, which has been a great learning experience.
College Sophomore 2013-02-22T04:24:11Z
Safety is a big thing, and it is evident in the workers and public safety because they take their jobs very seriously when it comes to underage drinking and drug use. Also, noise complaints are handled very seriously too. I mean it is common sense that if you are underage and you are going to drink, it better be secretly because otherwise you will get caught, there is no joking around behind that one!
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