College Junior 2012-03-08T00:35:20Z
I received no financial aid from the state, but I did receive a pretty nice scholarship from Augie, which I'm grateful for. I would say that if you're a good student, you're more than likely to get some sort of merit-based scholarship. As for need-based, I have no idea.
College Junior 2012-03-08T00:32:27Z
Guys & Girls:
It's basically what someone would imagine of a small, Midwestern liberal arts college. Honestly, there are A LOT of prissy sorority girls here and douchebag guys.
College Junior 2012-03-08T00:30:42Z
Nice, Cozy, but Not for Me. If you like a small college atmosphere with a pretty campus, I would recommend Augustana. Its small size makes it a very homey place, but I often found myself feeling like I was in a community college or even high school. Augie isn't diverse in terms of ethnic/racial diversity. Mostly white suburban kids. The liberal arts education is proving not to be something I am interested in pursuing.
College Senior 2012-03-06T17:18:47Z
Quad City Living – Rock Island offers a variety of different activities and places to go during the school year. There are plenty of restaurants you can go giving you a variety of options to choose. And if Rock Island isn't enough then the other three neighboring cities in Illinois and Iowa make you list of options that much greater.
College Senior 2012-02-27T04:57:00Z
There are a lot of areas of study for such a small school. As at any school there are harder and easier majors. But, in general, the school will work with you to pick a course plan that works best for your schedule and will try their best to get you out in 4 years.
College Senior 2012-02-27T04:39:45Z
Weather is pretty nice in the Quad City Metropolitan Area. But being so close to Iowa causes the winters to be fairly windy and cold. Summers are pretty hot too. And with no AC in all but two dorms makes that first term kind of rough. But it's all survivable.
College Senior 2012-02-27T04:31:27Z
Guys & Girls:
Guy to Girl Ratio – The guy to girl ratio is vary favorable for the guys. The student body is almost 70% female and being a Swedish school most of the girls are blond bombshells.
College Senior 2012-02-26T03:21:58Z
Do Not Settle – If there is one thing about Augustana that truly worries me, it is the financial situation. Augustana College is very expensive (even for a private school) and while I believe it is worth it, it is a hard thing to deal with. I was granted a very nice scholarship from the school but is not enough- especially when your family has many other expenses. I have been given aid from the school but I found that emailing my financial advisor (from the college) proved to be more helpful. Individual initiative is necessary for any additional help- which can be quite a daunting task!
College Senior 2012-02-26T03:14:36Z
Creating the Reality – As a sophomore at Augustana College, I have come to love this place more and more with each passing day. My freshman year was rough and I contemplated transferring many times but by the middle of this year, I decided that this was my home and where I belonged. I decided to become as involved as I could and I have met some truly incredible people. The professors take time with each student and are interested in their learning and passions. They are also some of the most interesting people in the word. This school provides time for fun and work and respects the students need for growth and inspiration. Augustana has taught me that every situation is about creating your own reality- it can be as great or awful as you desire.
College Senior 2012-02-26T03:05:34Z
The Augie Bubble – For the better part of the year, Augustana students seem to live on a quaint and isolated campus which seems to have a weather forecast of it's own. Unfortunately when it snows the sidewalks and streets are not quickly attended to and it is often a difficult walk to class. The cold hardly keeps us from completing our work but it does prove to dampen our spirits. When Augustana is entering the fall or late spring, it is one of the most beautiful campuses in Illinois.
College Senior 2012-02-20T02:13:43Z
Night Life Rocks – There are many different places at Augustana to go out with your friends. The local bus company has a bus specifically for Augustana students from Augustana to the local bars. There are a lot of parties for students to attend on the weekends. The school also provides fun night activities for students to attend.
College Senior 2012-02-20T02:11:16Z
The housing at Augustana in general is very poor. Augustana students cannot live off campus till senior year. The houses that are available are very dirty and in terrible locations.
College Senior 2012-02-20T02:08:09Z
Thomas Tredway Library – The library is a very useful place on Augustana's campus. The only issue is the slow internet, the computers take 10 minutes to log in, and there is not enough study spots. They are renovating the library and attaching a new student center to it. Although they did not ask the students their opinion on the new student center and many students are not excited about the upcoming events.
College Junior 2012-02-17T21:31:30Z
Lots to Offer – Augustana offers a huge merit scholorship, and offers a lot of financial assistance that has made my college experience amazing!
College Junior 2012-02-17T21:30:40Z
Great School, No Focus on Commuters – Augustana offers a great experience for all, but treats commuters as if they are junior college attendees. I still pay a lot of money, and I should be treated like so.
College Junior 2012-02-17T21:25:56Z
Pricing Is Too Much! I am a commuter, and don't have a meal plan. The prices are extremely high for someone who doesn't have a meal plan. It is almost as if they want you to buy a meal plan. I do not have 500 dollars or more to buy a meal plan. So, if they worked on their pricing, im sure the grade would be higher!
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-16T03:23:57Z
Always Something Delicious – There's always something good to eat in the QCA for any type of food you want. Mexican? Try La Ranch. Chinese? Oriental Express. Italian? Johnny's. There's a little bit of everything you could want at every price range. Chain restaurants, family restaurants, the whole schmear. The favorite in my house? Ryan's buffet. They have EVERYTHING.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-16T03:17:50Z
There are tons of computers for use on campus! The library, media center, even the residence halls! However, the wireless and general internet in rooms in slow and can be extremely patchy at times. There's WiFi in almost every academic building and every residence hall.
Recent Alumnus 2012-02-16T03:14:29Z
Quad Cities – Surprisingly, there's a lot to do in the QCA. However, for most of it you need to have a car or know how to work the bus system. In Rock Island, there's a semi-professional hockey team and Davenport has a semi-pro baseball team. Moline has pretty much everything else that you could think of. Also, very available by bus is the district in Rock Island which has a little bit of something for everyone. Tere's great food everywhere in the area, including the ever delicious "La Rancherita".
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-12T23:20:18Z
It sucks when it snows because there are a lot of hills and stairs, but other than that there is no major problem.
Recent Alumnus 2012-01-12T23:19:05Z
There are parking lots available for each dorm and TLA that have to be paid for, but there are places to park that don't cost any and are open for parking.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-21T04:45:08Z
Augie gives great help when it comes to money needs.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-21T04:42:35Z
Library is great! It consists of 5 levels. Out of the 5 levels, 3 are quiet floors. There is an awesome coffee shop as well on the fourth floor.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-21T04:39:41Z
Greek life at Augie is what makes your social life here. It is an absolute blast!
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-21T04:37:01Z
Dorms are amazing. Air conditioning is provided and it is like living in a hotel. Great first-year experience.
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