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| Augustana is a small Liberal Arts college. The education is pretty good and all the teachers seem to be pretty helpful. The students are very nice you can basically talk to anyone. The night life is very dry though. There is not much to do off campus. The bars you have to be 21 to get in and the parties are much too crowded in a ratchet house. Because of the trimesters there wont be as many parties as most schools. Greek life is popular on campus most people in sororities or frats really enjoy it. The college does a lot to help students afford the expensive school. A lot of freshmen consider transferring at one point or another. |
|Dec 01 2013|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2017 |
| They spend millions on renovating perfectly good buildings such as the library, meanwhile shoving students into sick homes that have mold, fungus, and who knows what else. |
Moreover, our internet isn't even fast enough to watch a youtube video that would help me study for math.
The only reason I'm staying is because of the scholarships. If I had it all to do over again, I would have gone to NIU or Iowa State. At this point I just want to get my degree and get out.
|Apr 17 2013|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2015 |
Three things about Augustana that any prospective student should know.|
1) Overall educational quality is average at best.
2) Very expensive, don't get what your paying for.
3) Faculty are in and out all the time, most are not tenure. Many are often confused and unorganized as to how to teach or plan course material.
4) Credits will not transfer to better funded institutions
5) IF you are here for science, consider transfering unless you have financial ties to this institution. It is clearly not worth what you maybe paying.
6) Liberal Arts Biology versus tech or university biology courses are very different in content. What they cover at a liberal arts institution is very different than what they cover at a tech/university even though class coding is similar (ie. what you cover in Bio 350 at school A, may not be even close to what you cover in school B's comparable course).
7) Good luck to anyone pursuing higher education these days, my advice is research everything about an institution before you apply. Not every private school is good.
8) Science/lab courses on a trimester system are terrible (semester= 16 weeks, trimester= 10 weeks)
|Mar 24 2013|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2013 |