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.
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.
Zachary Barco Senior, public health major
Saint Augustine’s University Facts
- SAU joined executive leaders from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation (BMOTIA), and guests on Bahamasair’s historic first flight to Freeport, Grand Bahama. SAU was the only university selected as a guest on the flight.
- Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) won the 6th Annual HP HBCU Business Challenge, which ended on October 27, 2022.
- SAU students Kevin Collins, Marcus Davis, and Peter Musenge were among the 242 students from 63 higher education institutions in 16 countries named University Innovation Fellows. They are the institution’s first University Innovation Fellows (UIF) cohorts, sponsored by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) and Google.
- SAU officially announced the nation’s first HBCU Urban Access Hub to advance equity in education by taking the HBCU experience to urban communities where there is no HBCU.
- SAU has an innovative partnership with (ISC)², International Informational System Security Certification Consortium, Inc., the world’s leading and most prominent nonprofit association certified cybersecurity professionals. This newly formed partnership will prepare students for exciting careers in cybersecurity, a field that is experiencing a critical shortage of highly trained and certified professionals.
- SAU fielded the first HBCU Ultimate team in the country in the Fall of 2022.
- SAU and virtual reality (VR) tennis developer VR Motion Learning (Vienna, Austria) announced a new partnership. SAU is the first historically Black college or university (HBCU) in the country to have such a relationship with Tennis Esports.
- SAU signed the Student Freedom Initiative (SFI) Cybersecurity memorandum of understanding to participate in Student Freedom Initiative’s HBCU Capacity Building Effort to Receive $1.6 Million in Software and Services.
- SAU students closed out the inaugural HBCU C2 with a presentation on Apple apps that they developed as an end-of-semester project. The presentations culminated in the inaugural HBCU C2 (Coding & Creativity) – Apple Coding Course titled ENGR 100, designed and taught by the School of Sciences, Mathematics & Allied Health’s Interim Dean Alieu Wurie.
- SAU extended its student recruitment and reach to the West Coast. By establishing the HBCU Urban Access Hub, SAU launches student access in Fresno, California, to the historically Black college and university (HBCU) learning experience for the first time.
- The SAU School of Business, Management, and Technology has been awarded initial accreditation for its business programs from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes in the SAU School of Business meet the education standards of the Accreditation Council. In addition, ACBSP’s accreditation council reviews the quality, integrity, leadership, and faculty credentials of business degree programs, amongst other vital items.
- SAU formed a strategic alliance with the National Black Farmers Association’s (NBFA) to promote equity and civil rights in agriculture. As a result of this alliance, SAU becomes an official John Boyd Institute site.
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