A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Austin College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
900 N Grand Ave
Sherman, TX 75090

Austin College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1080-1290
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$23,690/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,432/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,355/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,950/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,898/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,996/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,226Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    50%
  • Fake
    13%
  • Preppy
    13%
  • Unique (good or bad depending on your view)
    13%
  • Wordly
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.55 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Close knit, engaging teachers
    43%
  • Its different
    21%
  • Life changing
    21%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • Liberating
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
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My experience at AC was great because of the people I met there. The friends I made, my on-campus job and some of my professors were truly worthwhile! However, the rigor, competition and outright favoritism of some professors make this school a challenge is your looking to compete in Pre-med. Overall, I've seen worse and better schools and ended up transferring for various reasons, but don't regret my time at AC.
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My experience at Austin College thus far has been great. Yes, I have had ups and downs but that is apart of being a student in college. One of the greatest things about Austin College is the relationship you can build with your professors. Since Austin College is a small campus with a small student body, it is very easy to talk to teachers and get help whenever you need it. I have developed a good relationship with all of my teachers and many faculty members who are not teachers. The downfalls of Austin College in my opinion are minor for the most part. The biggest downfall of Austin College is the tuition. The blessing is that the financial aid office is very willing to help everyone out as much as possible. From and academic and social standpoint, overall I would say that the amount that you are paying for tuition is worth it in the end.
This is a great school for college students that take being a college student seriously. It's got sports. It's got parties. Neither of those two things are the main focus at all, but they exist. It's small, cozy, and green. There are squirrels and little study nooks everywhere. People are, for the most part, kind, understanding, and here to learn as much as they can. The classes are small and personal and I have yet to meet a professor here that I didn't like. Living on campus is not at all luxurious for freshmen and sophomores, but it's tight knit and feels like home. The only complaint I have is the food. It's like a half-step up from public school lunch and unless you have money for eating out, you're eating it for breakfast lunch and dinner. Overall, it has its quirks but it's home.