SAINT AUGUSTINE'S UNIVERSITY AT A GLANCE
Facts and figures that make SAU a place where students thrive.
About Saint Augustine's University
Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) was established in 1867 in Raleigh, NC by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. A four-year liberal arts university with an average enrollment of approximately 1,000, SAU sits on 105 lush acres just north of Downtown Raleigh.
The institution offers more than 20 undergraduate degree programs and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The mission of Saint Augustine’s University is to sustain a learning community in which students can prepare academically, socially and spiritually for leadership in a complex, diverse and rapidly changing world.
Saint Augustine’s University will be nationally recognized as a comprehensive institution with high performing students, renowned faculty, focused community engagement and a strong alumni base of change agents.
Saint Augustine’s University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Saint Augustine’s University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling 404.679.4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
UNCF STUDY ON SAU & OTHER HBCU'S
The landmark study, HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities—commissioned by UNCF’s Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute—shows that the economic benefits of HBCUs extend beyond the students they educate. They’re equally important to the regions and communities that HBCUs have served for more than 100 years.
This study is the first of its kind. It sets forth the benefits HBCUs produce in detailed, dollars-and-cents terms. It shows that money spent in, around, and by the nation’s HBCUs and their students drives economic growth both on and off campus—and that effect is multiplied over time. Each dollar spent creates far more than a dollar’s worth of productive activity as it moves through local, regional and national economies.
SAU AT A GLANCE
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
School of Arts, Social Sciences & Communications
School of Business, Management & Technology
School of Education & General Studies
School of Exercise Science & Collegiate Athletics
School of Graduate Studies
School of Sciences, Mathematics & Allied Health
Division of Military Science
Address: 1315 Oakwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27610-2298
Phone: 919.516.4000 / 800.948.1126
Type: 4-year, Private
Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges – Diverse Fields
Student Population: More than 1,000 (All undergraduates)
Campus Setting: City; Large
STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
Percentage Receiving Grants of Scholarship Aid: 93%
Percentage Receiving Pell Grants: 83%
Percentage Federal Student Loans: 82%
2013 Freshman class received an average of $13,788 in grants from SAU
$21.5 million in financial aid was distributed during the 2019– 2020 academic year to 98% of the student body
Attendance Status: 81% (Full-time) / 12% (Part-time) / 7% (Not Indicated)
Residency Status: 73% (In-state) / 27% (Out-of-state)
Student Age: 86% (24 and under) / 14% (25 and over)
NCAA Division II; Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA); Southern Division; 14 intercollegiate sports; 56 student organizations. Learn more about our athletic program at www.saintaugfalcons.com