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  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
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Athletic Association
Address
900 N Grand Ave
Sherman, TX 75090
From Austin College

At Austin College, we prepare high-achieving students for rewarding careers as they create their own futures. As part of our learning-by-doing approach, students have countless opportunities to expand their horizons beyond campus. Our legendary professors take students beyond the classroom to present research at national conferences, connect with Fortune 500 companies, and secure professional internships. The College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality.

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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

Application Deadline
March 1
Acceptance Rate
52%
SAT Range
1160-1360
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$21,893/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,763/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,165/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,056/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,558/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,189/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,204Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Liberal
    43%
  • Unique (good or bad depending on your view)
    17%
  • Fake
    13%
  • Preppy
    9%
  • Wordly
    9%
  • friendly
    4%
  • Intelligent
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.62 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.62 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Close knit, engaging teachers
    43%
  • Life changing
    19%
  • Its different
    14%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Liberating
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $48,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    67%
    National
    49%
    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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    Austin College Reviews

    773 reviews
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    A life-changing experience- Austin College had such a welcoming and close tight-knit community that drew me to attending there. Despite its size, it is filled with many amazing and unique opportunities like their JanTerm/MayTerm where you have the chance to study abroad! The professors in all areas are excellent, and the study body is very diverse and open. I got the chance to broaden my knowledge through the interdisciplinary courses and meet people from all over the world. I highly recommend a campus tour as it is how I came to love and go to AC!
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    Austin College has been a home away from home for me personally! If you are looking for an excellent Liberal Arts education, Austin College is the right place for you! While I was a student at AC, I had the opportunity to get involved with diversified organizations, took on multiple leadership roles, and executed independent research/studies on the topic of my interest. I have grown to become a strong and capable student with great critical skills that will prepare me for either graduate schools or the professional world.
    I had planned on going to an Ivy League college until I visited the AC campus and changed my mind. That was the best decision I ever made! I loved it while I was there, and after going through medical school, residency and beyond, I genuinely feel that I got a better education from Austin College than I could have gotten at any Ivy League school!
    I feel that AC has even continued to improve over the years. 5 of my family members have now attended AC, including my 2 sons, and we all feel the same way.
    Best decision of my life!