About the University



Saint Augustine’s University provides a healthy learning environment where students are prepared to excel academically, socially, and spiritually in order to be equipped for leadership roles in a complex, diverse, and dynamically changing world. The University is committed to offering rigorous academic programs and research opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels to achieve its core values.


Saint Augustine’s University (SAU), was established in 1867 in Raleigh, North Carolina. SAU is a four-year liberal arts university with an average enrollment of approximately 1,500. SAU offers more than 25 undergraduate degree programs and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, Saint Augustine’s University sits on 105 acres, near museums and parks and many colleges and universities are within a short distance from campus. Shopping mall are less than ten miles from campus. The Raleigh downtown nightlife is always thriving. It’s totally feasible to visit a museum during the day and listen to live music downtown at night in Raleigh. If you’re a beach bum, have no fear…the Carolina coast is within driving distance, as well. Saint Augustine’s University is the perfect spot for any college student, come see us and let us show you the best of the capital city!

Saint Augustine’s University is comfortable, convenient and structured around the needs of today’s digital age college students.


Of Saint Augustine's University’s more than 10,000 living alumni, a high percentage have distinguished themselves in many enterprises and professions. Among them:

  • North Carolina’s former State Auditor, the Honorable Ralph Campbell, Jr. ‘68, the first African-American elected to that position in this state.
  • George Williams, ’65, internationally acclaimed track and field coach.
  • Ruby Butler DeMesme, ’69, former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (retired) for manpower, installations and environment.
  • Hannah Diggs Atkins, ’43, first African-American woman elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives (1968-1980) and recipient of numerous awards and honors for distinguished service.
  • The remarkable Delany sisters, “Bessie” and “Sadie,” who became the country’s most renowned centenarians in 1993, when they were 102 and 104 years of age, upon publication of their best-selling memoir, “Having Our Say,” later made into a hit Broadway play.