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Augsburg College

Augsburg University has maintained a strong academic reputation defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies since 1869. A safe and welcoming campus in the heart of Minneapolis, Augsburg offers undergraduate and graduate degrees to nearly 3,500 diverse students.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Education & Training (1)
Humanities (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Augsburg was the first seminary founded by Norwegian Lutherans in America, named after the confession of faith presented by Lutherans in Augsburg, Germany, in 1530. Augsburg opened in September 1869, in Marshall, Wisconsin, and moved to Minneapolis in 1872. The first seminarians were enrolled in 1874, and the first graduation was in 1879.


We believe in preparing knowledgeable, responsive teachers committed to educating all learners in a diverse and changing world. At Augsburg, developing a greater understanding of your vocation as a teacher is as important as developing the knowledge, skills, and practice of a teacher.


  • URGO provides research opportunities for Augsburg undergraduate students year-round. Student researchers work directly with faculty mentors as they gain important analytic, technical, and writing skills. In an increasingly competitive job market and graduate admissions pool, these transferable skills are highly valuable. URGO offers an 11-week Summer Research Program as well as research grants throughout the academic year for students who wish to further their study outside the classroom.


  • It is our commitment to help students and employees discern and live their vocations—to inspire them to explore their gifts and passions, and embrace how their work in the world can have purpose and significance.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

The CLASS staff includes a Director, Disability Specialists, an Assistive Technology & Accommodations Specialist, and an Administrative Assistant, all experienced in serving students with disabilities. CLASS also employs many student workers, some of whom receive CLASS support.

Housing services

  • Anderson Hall - 2016 S 8th Street
  • Luther Hall - 715 20th Avenue SouthLuther Hall715 20th Avenue South

Library services

  • Lindell Library empowers learners to search for and think critically about information both within the Augsburg Community and beyond.Lindell Library is the second building south of Riverside Avenue on the west side of 22nd Avenue. We are just south of the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus.

ICT services

A combination of computer labs, classrooms, web kiosks and laptop computers are available to meet your computing needs while you are an enrolled student at Augsburg.

Medical services

•Augsburg contracts with Smiley’s Clinic for low-cost services for uninsured students.

•Need health insurance? See options for purchasing of private insurance, or for getting on government heatlh care programs.

•Get information on sexual health care and clinics, including birth control and STI testing.

Student Life

Campus life

When you live and learn in the heart of the city, there’s always something to do. Augsburg’s campus sits in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood near downtown Minneapolis. Our location is a short walk, bike, or train ride away from Fortune 500 companies, world-renowned theaters and museums, concerts and sporting events, lakes and trails, restaurants and shopping, and hundreds of other destinations.

Nearly 80 percent of traditional, first-year students live on campus. These Auggies benefit from living near classes and resources like the library, bookstore, chapel, dining hall, and computer labs. Ultimately, these students blend convenience with the chance to form meaningful friendships and lasting memories.

Sports facilities


Student clubs

College is what you make of it, and getting involved is essential to getting the most out of your Augsburg experience. Augsburg offers many student organizations for you to choose from, and you aren’t limited to choosing just one!


  • The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and DNP degrees)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) (bachelor’s and master’s degrees

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