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Austin College
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  • 4 Year
  • SHERMAN, TX

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

900 N GRAND AVE
SHERMAN, TX 75090
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Athletic Association
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

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Admissions

Application Deadline
March 1
Acceptance Rate
51%
SAT Range
1110-1310
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$23,824 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,830 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 44 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 67 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 67 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,291 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
  • Liberal
    35%
  • Unique (good or bad depending on your view)
    16%
  • Fake
    10%
  • There is no "typical" student at AC!
    10%
  • Awkward
    6%
  • Preppy
    6%
  • Wordly
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 71 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
  • Close knit, engaging teachers
    33%
  • Life changing
    33%
  • Its different
    13%
  • Dangerous
    3%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
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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