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Austin College
Sherman, TX
FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Entrance Difficulty
Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program College preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 2 4
History    
Academic Electives    
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required April 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
   
SAT Subject
Tests Only
 
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay
ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address 900 North Grand Avenue
City, State, Zip Sherman, TX  75090-4400
Phone (903) 813-3000
Fax (903) 813-3198
E-mail admission@austincollege.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered Yes
Early Decision Deadline November 1
Early Decision Notification December 4, March 1
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Action Deadline December 1, January 15
Early Action Notification January 15
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline March 1
Application Fee No fee required
Application Fee Waiver Not reported
Regular Admission Notification April 1
Accept Offer of Admission May 1
Waiting List Used No
Defer Admission Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
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Application Form
Common Application Accepted
Universal College Application Not accepted
Electronic Application Available
 
Other Application Requirements
Interview Not required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other  
Financial Need Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
SELECTION OF STUDENTS
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X      
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Class Rank   X    
Recommendations   X    
Essay X      
Interview     X  
Level of Applicant's Interest     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Volunteer Work     X  
Particular Talent/Ability   X    
Character/Personal Qualities   X    
First Generation to Attend College     X  
State Residency       X
Geographic Residence       X
Relation with Alumnus     X  
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment       X
Ethnicity       X
Work Experience     X  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 53% of 3,352 applicants were admitted
   Women 56% of 1,854 applicants were admitted
   Men 50% of 1,498 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 381 (21%) of 1,791 admitted students enrolled
   Women 185 (18%) of 1,046 admitted students enrolled
   Men 196 (26%) of 745 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
100% of 13 applicants were admitted
Early Action
Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List  
Students Accepting Wait List Position  
Students Admitted From Wait List  
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 600 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 14%
  Score of 600 - 700 41%
  Score of 500 - 600 32%
  Score of 400 - 500 13%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 603 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 13%
  Score of 600 - 700 42%
  Score of 500 - 600 36%
  Score of 400 - 500 9%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 572 average
500-630 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 9%
  Score of 600 - 700 30%
  Score of 500 - 600 41%
  Score of 400 - 500 18%
  Score of 300 - 400 2%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA 3.52
3.75 and Above 34%
3.50 - 3.74 28%
3.25 - 3.49 20%
3.00 - 3.24 10%
2.50 - 2.99 8%
2.00 - 2.49  
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 26 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 20%
  Score of 24 - 29 54%
  Score of 18 - 23 25%
  Score of 12 - 17 1%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank Top tenth: 36%
Top quarter: 71%
Top half: 93%
Bottom half: 7%
National Merit Scholar Not reported
Valedictorian Not reported
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported