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Austin College

Sherman, TX, USA
3.84 Average Rating

Founded by a Presbyterian missionary, Austin College is a 4-year liberal arts college in northeast Texas. Austin grants bachelor’s degrees in over 55 academic areas of study. Additionally, Austin oversees a JanTerm program where students are given time to pursue internships, study abroad opportunities, and academic seminars every January. Once every year, Austin holds the college’s annual Great Day of Service featuring community service opportunities in over 40 surrounding communities.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
53%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
90%
Out-Of-State Students
9%
53%
Submitting ACT
53%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1165
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,278
Total Number of Undergrads
1,262
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
61%
20-39 Students
36%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
72%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
77%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$22,565
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$38,800
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$38,800
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,334
Books and Supplies
$1250

Aid & Grants

0
100
87%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$27,095
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,183
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$23,914

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
84%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,167
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$269
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
50
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
82%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Katy Kangaroo
School Colors
Gold/Crimson
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southern Athletic Association

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
36%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$54,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.84 Average Rating
Austin College has great opportunities for studying abroad. The faculty are great and very attentive to students, they allow you to have lots of hands on work to prepare you for the future. There are a wide range of courses to take along with a very diverse amount of students.
Josi from Denison, TX
The pretty decent thing about Austin College is the environment. The people, professors, and the overall aesthetic of the campus is very welcoming. It's a reasonably small campus which makes it easier to make it to certain destinations when needed. The classes are also average, but not too big, which makes it better for me as a student especially when I need a one on one session with a professor. The professors will absolutely take out time for their students. They set up office hours on the first day of their class and let you know that you are free to walk in or schedule a meeting. Financial Aid is also very easy to get hold to as well when you have any questions about scholarships, grants, or loan opportunities.
Karrington from Houston, TX
Austin College is an amazing liberal arts school for students studying pre-med, psychology, or international relations. However, if you are not from a rich family, affording this school is very difficult and you will quickly find yourself accumulating more debt than you ever thought possible. If money isn't a huge issue, I highly recommend this school for its amazing atmosphere and academic programs.
Lisa from Sherman, TX

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