College Senior 2012-11-04T23:20:06Z
There are always parties on Wednesdays to Saturdays. There are lots of really fun annual parties on some weekends. People can go out to the bars pretty much any time they want.
College Senior 2012-11-04T23:18:57Z
Not much variety, and you have to drive pretty far to get anywhere.
College Senior 2012-10-14T00:55:24Z
I love the weather here. The weather recently has been very nice in which we've had sunny days with temperatures in the 60's to 70's mostly. But once winter rolls around it gets very cold and for a very long time. It also snows quite a bit but the campus does whatever they can to clear the pathways in order for you to get where you need to go. But other than the winter the weather is awesome.
College Senior 2012-10-14T00:51:44Z
The Engineering Physics program here at Augustana College is nice in that you can take many courses that may interest you but they can be very difficult. I have had my bumps in the road where I would try very hard to do well but my test grade would not reflect that effort. Plus the workload can be overwhelming at times but doable. But if you manage to keep your head up and trying hard you will succeed in what you desire like I am.
College Senior 2012-10-14T00:46:52Z
Depending on the dorm that you choose you can have a great time here. My freshman year I lived in one of the nicer dorms known as Swanson which comes complete with carpeted floors, air conditioning, and your own little convenient store. My sophomore year Erickson Hall was my next dorm. This dorm also offered air conditioning but did not have carpeted floors which isn't a big deal. This dorm neighbors Westerlin Hall which houses many more students than Erickson and does NOT have air conditioning. Many students like Westerlin because there are a lot of students around to talk with. This year I'm currently living in an on-campus house that is old, but nice. I enjoy living here with my three other roommates.
College Senior 2012-10-14T00:39:07Z
I haven't had an internship yet but I plan to this coming summer because it is a great way to gain experience in the job world, make connections with other workers, and possibly getting a job afterwards. There are plenty of internships that are available within the quad cities that relate to my engineering major but I would choose them only if I didn't receive a different internship that I'm looking into.
College Senior 2012-10-14T00:34:04Z
Getting into the Engineering Program here at Augustana College wasn't too bad at all. As long as you stayed on top of your school work and grades you will have no problem. During your freshman or sophomore year you must talk with your academic adviser in order to declare your desired major. To do this you are given a small sheet in which you, your current adviser, and the head of your chosen department, must sign. Then that's it. If you find out that this program is not for you then you can always change to something else.
College Senior 2012-10-14T00:27:03Z
I feel that an Engineering or Engineering Physics major at Augustana College is a great base to have. If you choose to pursue this major you can be put into a 3-2 program in which you take your general education courses at Augustana and then transfer to another engineering school where you can receive your bachelors degree in the field of your choice. Another benefit of this major is that there are lots of internship opportunities within the neighboring area that can offer you summer internships and even paid internships during school.
College Senior 2012-10-14T00:15:51Z
The academics program here at Augustana was a major reason in my decision to attend this college. Not only do they have an Engineering Physics program which I'm currently in but also the class sizes were a small enough that I could talk directly with my professors with help on homework or advice about anything. Besides physics there are a ton or Pre-med, biology, chemistry, and music majors that you can choose from. With this being a liberal arts college as well you are required to take other courses that fulfill different perspectives in the real world.
College Senior 2012-10-14T00:10:07Z
There are quite a few fast food places neighboring the school that are usually open pretty late if you want a late night snack. What makes these places great is that you can get a lot of food for pretty cheep if you specify that you are a student at Augustana. There are also some privately owned restaurants that are very good such as Harris Pizza and Dr. Gyros. But if none of these places appeal to you and you have a car you can take a 10-15 minute drive down to John Deere Road where there are a plethora of sit-down restaurants you can go to. My favorite of these places are Carlos O'Kelly's or Buffalo Wild Wings.
College Senior 2012-09-30T21:05:07Z
Erickson and Westerlin are the best large dorms to live in on campus. Some of the dorms where the freshmen usually live don't have air conditioning, which is the downside. Augustana also offers TLAs that are set up like condos, and those tend to be really nice. The nicest housing, which is also the most expensive, is located across a few old houses that the school bought. The houses are hold but charming and are fairly spacious.
College Senior 2012-09-30T21:00:19Z
Rock Island isn't particularly large, but the Quad cities are fairly large overall. In Rock Island, there are many parks, the Mississippi River, golfing, and a state park. There are bars, restaurants, shows, and many other things downtown in the District, and they offer free transportation for students to go there or anywhere else in the Quad cities. There is a ton to do in Davenport, Iowa which is only 10 minutes away from the school. There are two huge malls in Davenport and Moline, and they Quad cities have a few major festivals throughout the year.
The campus has strict policies in place but doesn't always enforce them. As long as the parties are quiet and under control, they usually won't make a big deal out of it. The Rock Island police tend to make a bigger deal out of parties especially if people are coming and going or being loud. If you're going to throw a party, keep the drunk people under control and be respectful of the neighbors.
College Senior 2012-09-30T20:38:06Z
The Greeks throw the majority of parties at the school, but they do allow anyone to come for most of them. Over half of the school is involved in some Greek group, although only a few of the fraternities are nationally affiliated because Augustana is a private school. Most of the Greek houses are close by the campus.
College Senior 2012-09-26T03:11:03Z
Freshmen dorms at school vary. Some have air conditioning and big rooms while others have no air conditioning and tiny rooms. Upperclassmen housing is much better on the inside than the exterior, but there are no serious problems.
College Senior 2012-09-26T02:57:56Z
Once in a while there is a semi-decent party, but at such a small school there is never enough variety among the people attending the parties. Pretty much all the clubs are for people 21 and up. It is way more fun to go to the house of someone you know and have a group of personal friends party together. There's better conversation and you know you can trust the people you are around.
College Senior 2012-09-25T20:17:01Z
Guys & Girls:
Augustana is pretty diverse, which in my opinion keeps it interesting.You will with out a dout, encounter every walk of life here. If you're an "Augie" you are driven, intellectual and creative. I see beauty everyday! Lets not forget beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And just when you think you've seen it all, think again.
College Senior 2012-09-25T20:05:48Z
Being a Delta Chi Theta has changed my life forever. Augustana supports the Greek system and I am truly grateful for that. The social scene and support that comes along with it, is like no other. You never feel alone and there is always something to look foward to. Academics at Augie is a challenge, which I welcome. The Science program and cadaver lab will keep you up talking for days!! There is few like it in the country.
College Senior 2012-09-25T19:52:57Z
Augustana College is an amazing school. They're decication and oppurtunities are limitless. There isn't anything you can't do. If there isn't a club or organization that suits you're interests, then Augustana is more then happy to help you create one. Infact, they encourage it! The activities are endless. I also enjoy the oppurtunity to volunteer for community service. It is important to give back to the community which is something that has always been important to me. Augustana has given me a home and a family.
College Senior 2012-09-20T05:30:04Z
I work in food service so I have opened up more to some of the foods because I know where they come from, how the are prepared, etc. However, there is always room for improvements. Both cafeterias have their signatures that bring students in but there could always be new dishes added.
College Senior 2012-08-29T22:27:04Z
The best restaurants are the ones that are within walking distance and have Augustanan Student Specials. There are a lot of these! HyVee chinese is the BEST place to eat!
College Senior 2012-08-29T22:26:25Z
Greek Life – Our campus has sororities and fraternities that are not nationwide, yet still give us that experience. The Greek life system is a very tight community on campus that allows students to become involved in volunteering, social event planning, leadership positions, and many, many more.
College Senior 2012-08-29T22:22:48Z
Health & Safety:
Trusted With My Life – The campus security is always in sight it seems. There are also blue calls around campus that I can push and they will arrive immediately. Sometimes over breaks, the campus will get broken into, but if and when that happens, the Rock Island police are involved.
College Senior 2012-08-29T22:20:55Z
Easy Peasy – I never have any problems what so ever. The office will take my submissions from the FASFA and get my rewards prepared. If they need any additional info, they will fax, email, or call. They are also very easy to communicate with!
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-29T16:34:51Z
The district is a great time, if you are 21 or have a fake, House parties are fun but can be very hot sweaty and gross.
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