10 Facts About Augsburg University


In 1893, reacting to what it deemed overly-hierarchical elements in the Norwegian church, Augsburg University leaders organized the "Friends of Augsburg University", which, by 1897 had coalesced to form a new Lutheran denomination, the Lutheran Free Church, a body that flourished for 70 years.

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Augsburg University Seminary remained the name of the school until 1942, when its name was officially changed and expanded to Augsburg University College and Theological Seminary, a name that had been informally used since the 1910s.

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Augsburg University worked to develop college departments with an appeal to a broader range of students than just those intending to be ministers.

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In 1937, Augsburg University elected Bernhard Christensen, an erudite and scholarly teacher, to be president .

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The most popular majors at Augsburg University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Social Sciences.

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Augsburg University offers undergraduate degrees in over 50 major areas of study.

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Augsburg University offers one doctoral degree, the Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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Augsburg University was one of six higher education institutions in the nation to receive the 2010 Presidential Award for Community Service, the highest honor in the annual President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

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Internationally, Augsburg University maintains a relationship with the United International College, in southern China.

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Augsburg University Auggies are a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference .

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