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Augusta University Data & Information Overview

236 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
73% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Augusta University Ranked?

#780 Best Colleges in Nation
#18 Best Colleges in GA
Nursing Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Augusta University was awarded 236 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

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Overall Quality

Augusta University landed the #780 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Augusta University also holds the #18 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Augusta University?

73% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
28% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Augusta University is 73%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Augusta University is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 28% of students accepted to Augusta University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 660. Math scores were between 530 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Augusta University  ( 550 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Augusta University  ( 530 to 640 )
Augusta University received ACT scores from 15% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Augusta University  ( 21 to 28 )

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Augusta University Faculty

16 to 1 Student to Faculty
71% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Augusta University is about average at 16 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Augusta University is 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  71 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Augusta University

70% Freshmen Retention
15% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Augusta University is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Augusta University is 15%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  15 out of 100

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Augusta University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,521 Full-Time Undergraduates
48.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
66.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,674 undergraduates at Augusta University with 4,521 being full-time and 1,153 being part-time.

How Much Does Augusta University Cost?

$12,239 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
$22,076 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Augusta University is $12,239. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Augusta University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,740 $10,221 $13,276 $15,102 $15,414

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Augusta University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Augusta University, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $5,519 a year. That adds up to $22,076 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Augusta University is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Augusta University Graduates Make?

$42,408 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Augusta University make about $42,408 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Augusta University make the most money.

Location of Augusta University

Georgia State
4,521 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
Located in Augusta, Georgia, Augusta University is a public institution. The location of Augusta University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for Augusta University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1120 15Th St, Augusta, GA 30912
Phone: 706-721-0211

Augusta University Majors

58 Majors With Completions
1,076 Undergraduate Degrees
1,012 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 58 majors graduated from Augusta University. Of these students, 1,076 received undergraduate degrees and 1,012 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 201 $62,285
General Psychology 80 $25,504
Health & Physical Education 80 $27,612
General Business/Commerce 75 NA
Computer Information Systems 68 $49,174
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 58 NA
Dental Support Services 55 $50,339
Health & Medical Administrative Services 47 NA
Communication & Media Studies 39 $30,513
Teacher Education Grade Specific 36 $37,333

Learn more about the majors offered at Augusta University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Augusta University

59% Take At Least One Class Online
12% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 5,273 students took at least one online class at Augusta University. This is a decrease from the 5,885 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 5,273 1,076
2019-2020 5,885 1,111
2018-2019 3,294 481
2017-2018 2,681 391
2016-2017 1,945 339

Learn more about online learning at Augusta University.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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