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Augsburg University


Augsburg was the first seminary founded by Norwegian Lutherans in America, named after the confession of faith presented by Lutherans in Augsburg, Germany, in 1530. Augsburg opened in September 1869, in Marshall, Wisconsin, and moved to Minneapolis in 1872. The first seminarians were enrolled in 1874, and the first graduation was in 1879.


In the Augsburg University Education Department, we believe in preparing knowledgeable, responsive teachers committed to educating all learners in a diverse and changing world. Developing a greater understanding of your vocation as an educator is as important as developing the knowledge, skills, and practice of a teacher. Augsburg offers a variety of programs to help future educators make a difference in the lives and learning of P-12 students.


URGO provides research opportunities for Augsburg undergraduate students year-round.  Student researchers work directly with faculty mentors as they gain important analytic, technical, and writing skills.  In an increasingly competitive job market and graduate admissions pool, these transferable skills are highly valuable.  URGO offers an 11-week Summer Research Program as well as research grants throughout the academic year for students who wish to further their study outside the classroom.  Students from all disciplines are invited to participate, and past projects have ranged from biology lab work to theater performance. 


It is our commitment to help students and employees discern and live their vocations—to inspire them to explore their gifts and passions, and embrace how their work in the world can have purpose and significance.

Student services

The CLASS staff includes a Director, Disability Specialists, an Assistive Technology & Accommodations Specialist, and an Administrative Assistant, all experienced in serving students with disabilities. CLASS also employs many student workers, some of whom receive CLASS support.

Housing services

Nearly 80 percent of traditional, first-year students live on campus. These Auggies benefit from living near classes and resources like the library, bookstore, chapel, dining hall, and computer labs. Ultimately, these students blend convenience with the chance to form meaningful friendships and lasting memories.

Library services

More than 190,000 items, direct access to more than 2.5 million through CLIC, the Twin Cities private college library consortium. The James G. Lindell Library opened in September 1997.

ICT services

A combination of computer labs, classrooms, web kiosks and laptop computers are available to meet your computing needs while you are an enrolled student at Augsburg.

Medical services

Augsburg University contracts with  People’s Center a neighborhood family practice clinic, to provide a wide range of health care services year-round for uninsured Augsburg students.   People’s Center also accepts most insurances.  Students with insurance should contact their insurance customer service number to confirm that People’s Center is in their provider network.

Campus life

When you live and learn in the heart of the city, there’s always something to do. Augsburg’s campus sits in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood near downtown Minneapolis. Our location is a short walk, bike, or train ride away from Fortune 500 companies, world-renowned theaters and museums, concerts and sporting events, lakes and trails, restaurants and shopping, and hundreds of other destinations.

Sports facilities

Athletic facilities: ice arena, air structure, si melby gym, fitness center, racquetball court

Student clubs

College is what you make of it, and getting involved is essential to getting the most out of your Augsburg experience. Augsburg offers many student organizations for you to choose from, and you aren’t limited to choosing just one!

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Approved by the American Chemical Society, Council on Social Work Education, National Association for Music Therapy, Inc., National Association of Schools of Music, and the National League for Nursing.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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