Saint Augustine’s University
Saint Augustine’s University was founded in 1867 in Raleigh by prominent Episcopal clergy for the education of freed slaves. Located in North Carolina’s capital, Saint Augustine’s University boasts a beautiful 105-acre campus.
The campus’ 37 historic and contemporary buildings are just minutes from downtown Raleigh’s commercial, educational, governmental, and entertainment centers. Three of its buildings, the Chapel, Saint Agnes Hall, and Taylor Hall, are registered historic landmarks.
This HBCU was the nation’s first historically black college to have its own on-campus commercial radio and television stations: WAUG-AM750 and WAUG-TV68, Cable Channel 20. Over the years, it has become one of the country’s most highly respected private, accredited, historically black, coeducational institutions of higher learning.
Saint Augustine’s University is a private, urban, coeducational, undergraduate liberal arts institution accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science.
With a student/faculty ratio of 13:1, Saint Augustine’s provides an intimate educational setting where faculty members know students by name. The college enrolls over 1300 students. Nearly half come from North Carolina and the remainder from 37 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Jamaica, and 30 foreign countries.
The mission of Academic Affairs at the college is to promote an educational environment that is conducive to life-long learning across the broad spectrum of liberal arts.
The core curriculum includes rigorous, in-depth programs in business; computer science; teacher education; the natural sciences; mathematics; interdisciplinary studies; social and behavioral sciences; theater and film; adult education; community development; communications; and military science.
Saint Augustine’s University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, Elementary Education, English, English Education, History, Music Education, Political Science, Psychology, Social Studies, Sociology, Theatre/Film Production, and Visual Arts.
The Bachelor of Science degree is offered in:
• African-American Studies
• Business Administration
• Community Economic Development
• Computer Information Systems
• Computer Science
• Criminal Justice
• Human Performance and Wellness
• Industrial Hygiene and Safety
• Industrial Mathematics
• Physical Education
• Pre-Medical Sciences
Located just three hours from the mountains and two hours from the coast, Raleigh has something for everyone. Its rich history and cultural sophistication are evident through an array of museums, art galleries, and professional sports and entertainment facilities. With a comfortable climate, a great location, and a variety of resources, Raleigh is often rated among the best places to live in the nation.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union serves as the hub of campus life, housing student activities, campus dining, and the campus bookstore. Students also have access to the campus track and field facilities, and a state-of-the-art Wellness Center.
Equipped with an exercise and training room for its student-athletes, the newly renovated Emery Gymnasium is the site of friendly athletic competition and non-competitive leisure sporting activities.
An Army ROTC program is housed in the Tuttle Building on campus. Housed within the Prezell R. Robinson Library are African American Historical Collections, as well as the Delany Sisters (“Having Our Say”) papers and artifacts. The Seby B. Jones Fine Arts Center is home to artworks produced by student art majors.
The campus radio and TV station offers internship opportunities to communication majors, and a Community Development Facility is a small business incubator sponsor. The Division of Education oversees the National Youth Sports Program.