Austin College

Sherman, TX

Austin College

Sherman, TX

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Tuition & Fees

$41,155

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
50%
500-599
38%
400-499
3%
700-800
12%
600-699
39%
500-599
45%
400-499
4%
30-36
21%
24-29
54%
18-23
23%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,236
Declined 2,124
Total Received 4,360
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Private

1,294

undergraduate students

20

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Austin College, founded in 1849, is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Its 70-acre campus is located in Sherman, TX, 60 miles north of Dallas.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,314
Established in 1849
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Presbyterian

60-acre campus in Sherman (population: 41,917), 60 miles from Dallas. Air, bus, and train serve Dallas.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Dallas/Fort Worth International

Austin College
900 North Grand Avenue
Sherman, TX
75090-4400

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
74%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)
  • Campus Activity Board (CAB)
  • Indian Cultural Association
  • Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT)
  • ACtivators

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Great Day of Service
  • Kangapalooza (spring concert)
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
59%
Top 1/2
90%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
50%
500-599
38%
400-499
3%
700-800
12%
600-699
39%
500-599
45%
400-499
4%
30-36
21%
24-29
54%
18-23
23%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline March 1
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.51

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,236
Declined 2,124
Total Received 4,360

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
interview
class rank
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Water polo

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Digital Arts
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Economics
International Relations and Affairs
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Latin Language and Literature
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Spanish and Iberian Studies
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech Teacher Education
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

1,314

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

1,294
students

Female
52%
673

Male
48%
621

2%

20
students

Female
80%
16

Male
20%
4

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,290
students

Female
53%
671

Male
47%
619

1%

4
students

Female
50%
2

Male
50%
2

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 78%
Student 4 year graduation rate 68%
Student 5 year graduation rate 3%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
24%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

29

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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