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Saint Augustine’s University

Saint Augustine’s University, founded in 1867 by the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, is located on 105 lush acres just north of Downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. SAU is a premier university where students receive exceptional opportunities for rigorous study and rewarding campus life and where faculty love to teach and care deeply about student success.

SAU is large enough to provide a rich academic environment and complete student life experience, yet small enough to personalize the college experience for our students. No other university has the unique combination of SAU’s exceptional faculty, diverse programs, historic campus, urban location, emerging facilities, and cutting-edge programs.

With more than 20 fields of study with over 1,200 students and 11,000 living alumni, SAU is home to the first HBCU cycling team, the first HBCU women’s rowing team, and the first HBCU-owned commercial radio and television station. Nationally, SAU annually receives recognition as a comprehensive institution with high-performing students, renowned faculty, focused community engagement, and a strong alumni base of change agents. SAU’s learning community prepares its students academically, socially, and spiritually for leadership in a complex, diverse, and rapidly changing world. The university admits students year-round and extends educational access to communities with no HBCUs.

To learn more, visit www.st-aug.edu/admissions.


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SAU amplifies the best qualities about you to make you a better person. The family-like community and networking opportunities here provide an amazing experience for students. The professors care more about you, which has allowed me to have a deeper and more personal connection.

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