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1315 Oakwood Ave.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27610
Main Phone: (919) 516-4000
Main Contact: Jorge Sousa

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Saint Augustine's University

     Saint Augustine's College was founded in 1867 in Raleigh, North Carolina by prominent Episcopal clergy for the education of freed slaves. Over the years, it has become one of the country's most highly respected private, accredited, historically black, coeducational institutions of higher learning.

Quick Facts

Undergrad Population: 1508
Graduate Population: 0
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $17160
Out of State Tuition: $17160
Room & Board: $7340
Applications Due: August 1st ($25)
Mascot: Mighty Falcons
Online Classes: no
Percent Men: 55%
Percent Women: 45%
Majors Offered

School of Arts & Communications

-Visual Arts

School of Business, Management & Technology

-Business Administration
-Computer Information Systems
-Sport Management

School of Education & Psychology

-Elementary Education
-Health and Physical Education

School of General Studies & Honors College

-Religious Studies

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

-Political Sciences
-Criminal Justice

School of Science, Mathematics & Allied Health

-Engineering Mathematics
-Public Health
-Exercise Science

School of Graduate, Professional, & Extended Studies

-Public Administration
-Organizational Management
-Criminal Justice
-Religious Studies

Division of Military Science - Falcon Battalion

-Army ROTC
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College History
     Located 10 blocks east of the State Capital, St. Augustine's College was founded in 1867, an outgrowth of Christian missionary work by northerners in the Reconstruction-era South. With Shaw University, it established Raleigh as a center of educational opportunity for freedmen and over the years has graduated many of the region's most accomplished African Americans.
     Affiliated with the Episcopal Church, St. Augustine's began as a normal school with a technical and trade-related program and subsequently adopted a liberal arts curriculum. The church further extended its mission by establishing St. Agnes Hospital and Training School for Nurses, to provide medical care for and by African Americans. Historically, the school also has served as an anchor of the predominantly black neighborhoods of Idlewild and College Park, which flank it.
     The evolving nature of the school is reflected in its varied architecture. The campus' earliest buildings are clustered around a central, landscaped oval and near Oakwood Avenue, which runs east to west past the school. St. Augustine's Chapel (1895) was constructed of stone in the Gothic style; the Romanesque Benson Library building (1896), which is now part of Taylor Hall (1902), and St. Agnes Hospital (1909) were also built from stone. The Hunter, Delany and Cheshire buildings, dating from the early 20th century, were constructed of brick in the Classical Revival style. While contemporary buildings of the school's outer grounds provide a modernist contrast, the campus core remains a tangible bequest from St. Augustine's pioneering beginnings. St. Augustine's Chapel and St. Agnes Hospital are designated Raleigh Historic Landmarks.
     The name changed to Saint Augustine’s School in 1893 and to Saint Augustine’s Junior College in 1919, the first year in which postsecondary instruction was offered. The school became a four-year institution in 1927 and in 1928 was renamed Saint Augustine’s College. Baccalaureate degrees were first awarded in 1931.
     Saint Augustine’s College was the nation’s first historically black college to have its own on-campus commercial radio and television stations (WAUG-AM 750, WAUG-TV 68, and Time Warner cable channel 10). It is also the only school in the Raleigh/Durham area to offer a degree in film production.
     Interestingly, of the 5 colleges in the Western world which have awarded honorary degrees to controversial Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, Saint Augustine's College is one of only 2 which has not revoked the award (in this case, a Legum Doctor).
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