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.

Website: www.austincollege.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,223
Undergraduate
Students
(51.3%) 627 Women
(48.7%) 596 Men
14
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
52% of 3,545 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.54
SAT Math
625 average
570-680 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
633 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$55,137
Tuition and Fees
$39,960
Room and Board
$12,527
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Freshman Award
$35,402
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
96
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Sherman Population
39,122
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Dallas-Fort Worth
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
86% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Kangaroo
Sororities
77% of women participate
Fraternities
76% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
13.5% Asian
8.7% Black/African-American
21.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
50.8% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students
2.5% from 24 countries
First-Year Students Returning
80.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
63.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
36%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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

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

Examinations
Exam Required Units 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 Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy 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

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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

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, February 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

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


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

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
52% of 3,545 applicants were admitted
Women
54% of 1,946 applicants were admitted
Men
50% of 1,599 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
379 (20%) of 1,849 admitted students enrolled
Women
182 (17%) of 1,051 admitted students enrolled
Men
197 (25%) of 798 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
100% of 4 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.54
3.75 and Above
33%
3.50 - 3.74
27%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
625 average
570-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
18%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
34%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
633 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
18%
Score of 600 - 700
55%
Score of 500 - 600
25%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
23%
Score of 24 - 29
52%
Score of 18 - 23
25%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
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%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$55,137
Tuition and Fees
$39,960
Room and Board
$12,527
Books and Supplies
$1,250
Other Expenses
$1,375
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003543
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
292 (88.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
248 (84.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
248 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
54 (21.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$35,402
Need-Based Gift
Received by 248 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,493
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 175 (70.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,123
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 41 (16.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
83 (25.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,114

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
944 (77.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
823 (87.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
823 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
188 (22.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$34,957
Need-Based Gift
Received by 823 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,269
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 582 (70.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,269
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 126 (15.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
377 (30.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,504

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,875
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
96
Part-Time Faculty
29
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
74%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 75% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
227,390
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
160
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Education--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Sherman Population
39,122
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Dallas-Fort Worth
Campus Size
60 acres

Weather

Temperature
32.7 average low in January, 91.9 average high in September
Rain
70 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Sherman
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in Dallas

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
86% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
14%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Kangaroo
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x      
Football     x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running    
Football x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, water polo
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, inter-varsity christian fellowship (ivcf), campus activity board (cab), indian cultural association, students today alumni tomorrow (stat), activators
Sororities
77% of women participate
Fraternities
76% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,223
Women
627 (51.3%)
Men
596 (48.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,215
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
13.5% Asian
8.7% Black/African-American
21.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
50.8% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students.
2.5% from 24 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
14

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
80.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
63.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
72.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
73.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
36%
Average Starting Salary
36%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Engineering 1%
Law 2.07%
Theology 1%
Arts and Sciences 10.69%
Medicine 7.24%
Education 6.9%
Other 1.38%

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