Augsburg University is a private, 4-year school located in the heart of Minneapolis, MN. Founded in 1869 in Marshall, WI and named for the Augsburg (Lutheran) Confession of 1530, the school was moved to Minneapolis in 1872, close to the Mississippi River. The school maintains its relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Set on 24 metropolitan acres, the campus’ buildings feature a blend of traditional and Modern architecture; Old Main, the oldest building on campus, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The campus also contains Murphy Square Park, an oversized city block-sized green space adjacent to the football field. Among the notable alumni is MMA athlete Nathan Johnson.