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In the News: College Admission Process Looks Beyond Test Scores

At Augustana University, our admission process looks beyond standardized test scores.

When it comes to getting into college, is your ACT or SAT score really the be-all and end-all deciding factor? At Augustana, the answer is no.

That's because students who choose AU want more than just a diploma – they want to be part of a community of learners working to build a better tomorrow. That's why our admission process looks beyond standardized test scores to who you are as a person – how you performed in the classroom and your extracurricular activities, community service and  leadership roles.

AU Economics Club Hosts Market Outlook Discussion

Augustana University Economics Club Hosts Sioux Falls Market Outlook Discussion

The Augustana University Economics Club hosted the Sioux Falls 2016 Market Outlook on Thursday, an event featuring analysis by local commercial real estate experts on municipal and state economies, along with a broader examination of U.S. economy.

Augustana Students Present Biology Research in San Diego

Augustana University students present at the Experimental Biology annual meeting in San Diego.

Augustana University students and faculty are in San Diego, California, this week presenting their biology research at the Experimental Biology annual meeting, a gathering of more than 14,000 scientists from around the world.

Q&A with Rising Sports Journalist Ryan Heuer '16

Ryan Heuer Augustana

Already published by the fastest-growing sports media brand on the web, SB Nation, senior journalism and psychology double major Ryan Heuer from Fairmont, Minnesota is ready to take on a profession in sports writing - starting with an internship at the Argus Leader this summer.

Elite Eight Bound!

Augustana men's basketball

Augustana advances to the Elite Eight after winning the program's first NCAA Region Championship. On Tuesday, the No. 1 seed Vikings defeated No. 2 seed Northwest Missouri State University 80-78 in front of 3,221 fans at the Sanford Pentagon in the NCAA Central Region Championship.

In the News: Professor Partners With Middle School Teachers to Bring Computer Programming to Youth

Augustana professor works with students.

Last fall, Augustana's Dr. Drew Alton, associate professor of physics, in partnership with Nancy Weidenbach, Julie Alton, and Leah Howes from Harrisburg North Middle School, received a grant from the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium to bring computer programming, robots and drones to middle school students. On Tuesday, March 15, Harrisburg North eighth graders had their first opportunity to program and fly the drones. KELO-TV reporter Calah Kelley was there to capture the action.

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