College Sophomore 2013-02-22T03:36:18Z
Since we have to buy a full meal plan, going out to eat is not always a first thought, but off-campus there are some great options. There is a coffee shop called Cool Beanz that has some great soup, coffee and a nice setting to do homework. Also, there is Arthur's Deli that has some great sandwiches. A late night study snack, can never go wrong with some pizza and cinna-sticks from Domino's. Lastly, of course receiving a student discount at McDonald's makes their food taste even better!
College Sophomore 2013-02-22T03:29:08Z
The nightlife at Augustana is a lot of fun! The Office of Student Activities does a great job planning weekly activities that students can do at night, such as bingo, movie night, music performances, etc. As far as parties, there are definitely opportunities at campus houses that are usually opened that have drinks and good music! For transportation, we have an awesome service called ACES that is only a phone call away, that picks up and drops off!
College Sophomore 2013-02-20T21:39:49Z
They give out tickets all the time in ridiculous situations.
College Sophomore 2013-02-20T21:39:19Z
They actually care about athletics at Augie which is nice.
College Sophomore 2013-02-20T21:37:12Z
The lunch ladies are babies. The food is awful. The prices are just plain ridiculous as far as meal points.
College Sophomore 2013-02-13T17:04:39Z
There a few good things to eat, but on the whole, the food isn't very good. We have the Brew, which makes good coffee, but that's the best thing we have.
College Sophomore 2013-02-13T16:59:15Z
The internet is terrible and often goes out around finals time--horrible. Other than that, it's usually not too difficult to find a computer or a printer, plus you usually don't have to pay extra to print.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-12T13:47:37Z
There is a high percentage of students on campus involved in athletics because we are a division 3 competing school. However, there are not a lot of people in attendance at sporting events. We could do a lot better. It's nice that anyone could get involved in athletics if they wish, but the attendance at events is mostly from a select few students and the community.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-12T13:44:57Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe on Augustana's campus, but like any area it is important to keep your doors locked for general protection. There is a campus security system that circulates the surrounding area of Augustana's campus to ensure that the perimeter is safe.
College Senior 2013-01-16T15:38:18Z
I'm not staying off-campus. but after searching I was very pleased. There is a wide selection and the prices are decent. Just make sure you start looking very early!
College Senior 2013-01-16T15:36:44Z
They are pretty strict when people do get caught drinking underage and with drugs, but most of the time if it's something small, people will get warnings. But if you get caught with alcohol and your under 21, you get kicked out of Augie. They take it very seriously--however, there is still a lot of partying going on campus so it's only when people get caught. I like the strictness but I know many would dislike it.
College Senior 2013-01-16T15:32:52Z
With it being in the Quad cities, there is a vast selection of fast food and dining areas. There's a lot too choose from the Golden Corral to Thai Quisine.
College Senior 2013-01-16T15:28:56Z
During the fall and summer the campus is beautiful! The only thing that is bad is between winter and summer where the hills get extremely muddy. During the winter, though, the maintenance really work to keep the sidewalks clear.
College Senior 2013-01-16T15:24:39Z
Augustana is very helpful. I would not be attending this school if it wasn't for the aid they have given me. however, things get lost easily and people forget to call back so you have to stay on top of things.
College Sophomore 2013-01-04T04:14:31Z
The Internet at Augustana is incredibly slow. It is near impossible to get WiFi in the dorms. Most students buy WiFi hubs for their own rooms, which helps with the Internet sometimes. Internet access is best at the library. The labs at Augustana are available in the Library, Olin, and Hanson. Most, if not all, students have their own computer on campus. Printers are used by some but not necessary.
College Sophomore 2013-01-04T04:07:47Z
There are a lot of restaurants around campus that vary in price. Two good places to check out for students visiting are Arthur's and Whitey's. Whitey's give a student discount and a lot of the time we get coupons in the mail for special student discounts at restaurants around the Quad Cities.
College Senior 2012-12-30T18:56:24Z
The accounting program is designed for success. The teachers work very closely with the students to make sure that they stay on track and are taking the right classes. Each class is only offered at a certain time so as to make sure the students are learning the right information at the right time. By having classes set up like this, the students begin to familiarize themselves with other students in the major so as to form study groups and learn from one another. The department also works very hard at making students aware of all of the internship opportunities available and stress the importance of having an internship with this field of study.
College Senior 2012-12-23T20:24:37Z
Augustana as a school is amazing. The campus is wonderful and beautiful and eay to navigate. The classes are well placed and the timesfor them also very advantagous. Academically, I've never had a bad class and all of my professors care about whether or not I'm doing well both in their class or others or personally. I love my classes. The divesity on campus is also really great. Granted we so not have a lot of variety ethnically, but I can say that Augustana makes an effort to welcome diveristy and to encourage the students to do so as well. Augustana also does a lot to help their students financially. I come rom a family with one parent able to work andhe makes only 300 a week plus a small commisison each month that ranges from 300$ to 2400$ Anually we make less than Augustana's tuition each year and yet, because I make the grades and they actually cae about me attending, I am able to continue going to shool there. I love Augustana and I wouldn't chage my expeiences there for the world.
College Senior 2012-11-12T17:34:40Z
I came to Augustana because of the campus and the high rate for students who were accepted into graduate programs after receiving their undergraduate. Classes on campus are generally intense but completely worth it. Students can find themselves growing both academically and emotionally. The professors are very consistent about reaching out to students and providing answers/help. Classes require work and participation but if you are looking for a real, holistic education, then all the work is worth it.
College Senior 2012-11-12T17:24:02Z
Guys & Girls:
People in general at Augustana are friendly and well-meaning. Both genders are welcoming and interesting. We have a wide range of activities and clubs for all different kinds of people/interests. Some people dress in trendy styles, wear polos, nice pants or dresses and heels (girls obviously) and some show up to class in sweat pants. Its all about what makes you comfortable and no one really cares. Augustana is not a dry campus but there are plenty of opportunities if you desire a variety of culture and people.
College Senior 2012-11-12T17:18:28Z
The bus system is very convenient at Augustana. We have busses that leave the campus to go to surrounding areas and those that leave everyday for Chicago. Carpool is the other great option, especially if you live in the area.
College Junior 2012-11-06T20:31:09Z
The computers in general are fine, but the internet is the problem. It is very slow throughout campus, especially the computers in the library. But the wi-fi in certain areas around campus are fine for laptops.
College Junior 2012-11-06T19:14:56Z
My school is small and thus there are many opportunities for many interactions within various groups. My school provides students with an insight on various diversity and many opportunities to be involved on campus and volunteering off-campus. There are many opportunities to start early networking skills through close relationships with the professors and faculty in getting help for internships or in general getting a job or volunteer opportunity in the area of study you are interested in.
College Junior 2012-11-06T19:10:34Z
The weather at Augie is not that bad... I really enjoy it and is the same like at my hometown, so I'm used to it and have no complain. The weather may be crazy at times, its been raining a lot lately...but now it's just getting cold, but I love winter weather here, especially the snow.
College Senior 2012-11-04T23:21:46Z
One of the first things someone will ask you upon just meeting you is which Greek group you're a part of. So, it's a pretty prevalent part of Augie, and offers many opportunities you can't access as a non-Greek.
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