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Austin College

Sherman, TX

Austin, founded in 1849, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 60-acre campus is located in Sherman, 60 miles north of Dallas, near the Oklahoma state line.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students1,255
   Women659 (52.5%)
   Men596 (47.5%)
Graduate Students17


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate54% of 3,357 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineMarch 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.49
SAT Math593 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading597 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing564 average
500-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$52,047
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met95%
Average Freshman Award$35,761
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates
Not reported


Academic Calendar System4-1-4
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 33% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes


Sherman Population39,122
Nearest Metropolitan AreaDallas-Fort Worth
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 95% of freshmen, 82% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
Sororities77% of women participate
Fraternities 76% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
13.6% Asian
6.9% Black/African-American
19.2% Hispanic/Latino
1.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
54.3% White
3.3% Unknown
International Students3.0% from 20 countries
First-Year Students Returning82.7%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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Average 3.42 3.87 570 623 29
Low 2.51 2.70 490 480 21
High 4.00 4.89 680 710 35
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