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What Makes Us Unique

The College is a nationally recognized leader in providing services to students with physical or learning disabilities, and to students in recovery through its acclaimed “StepUP Program.”  Students in these programs are an integral part of the overall "Augsburg Experience."  Augsburg is located at the crossroads of the Twin Cities' most culturally diverse neighborhood.   The largest concentration of Somali immigrants in the U.S. is located throughout the Augsburg neighborhood, and one of the largest urban American Indian populations is within one mile of the campus. In athletics, the College has the nation's premier small-college wrestling program and has won nine NCAA championships in the past 14 years, including the 2005 title.

With downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul just minutes from the campus, Augsburg students have access to a wide range of arts, sports, entertainment and recreation in addition to numerous work and service-based opportunities. The College's location also provides access for all of Augsburg's students to participate in volunteer community service and internship experiences that not only enhance their classroom learning but also prepare them for life's work in a multi-cultural society.

Famous Alumni

  • Devean George - NBA forward for the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Dr. Peter Agre - 2003 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry; faculty member at the Duke University School of Medicine
  • Jane Jeong Trenka - Award-winning author of The Language of Blood
  • Lute Olson - NCAA Hall of Fame basketball coach, U. of Arizona
  • Martin Sabo - U.S. Congressman from Minnesota
  • Rev. Mark Hanson - Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Syl Jones - Playwright, author and columnist, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Fun Facts

Students in our two "Tower" dorms -- Urness and Mortenson Halls -- have a longstanding series of Elevator parties, ranging from students "hosting" parties throughout the day (inside the elevators) to serving as Elevator operators, chaufering" their fellow students to and from various floors throughout the day for "tips."

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