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Austin College is widely known for its strong ties to the Presbyterian Church and as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the area. Austin College is located roughly sixty miles North of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. With an annual enrollment of approximately 1,350, the college is one of the smaller colleges located in the state of Texas. Almost all students are expected to reside on campus for the first three years of college. The college is known for their large selection of study abroad programs, with nearly 70% of all students participating in the study abroad program sometime before they graduate. Unlike so many other college in Texas, Austin College does not employ teacher assistants, whereby allowing for more one-on-one interaction between professors and students.

General Information

Admission Office
900 North Grand Avenue,
Suite 6N
Sherman, TX 75090-4400
(903) 813-3000
(800) 526-4276
Fax: (903) 813-3198

Contact: Nan Davis
Vice President for Institutional Enrollment
Main Address
900 North Grand Avenue
Sherman, TX 75090-4400
(903) 813-2000
www.austincollege.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 1,263
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 319
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,253
Graduate enrollment: 35

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 78%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 80%

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Recommended
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Recommended
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 3,309
Percent Admitted: 52%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 21%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 580 (25th Percentile)
  • 680 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 570 (25th Percentile)
  • 680 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 560 (25th Percentile)
  • 650 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 24 (25th Percentile)
  • 29 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Graduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $24,920 $26,530 $27,850 $29,235 +4.97%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,200 $1,200 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,234 $8,657 $9,090 $9,599 +5.60%
Other $1,000 $1,000 $1,300 $1,300 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $35,154 $37,187 $39,440 $41,334 +4.80%
In-state Off Campus $25,920 $27,530 $29,050 $30,435 +4.77%
In-state with Family $25,920 $27,530 $29,050 $30,435 +4.77%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $34,805
In-state Student Fees $160
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $34,805
Out-of-state Student Fees $160

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 316 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 312 98% $5,396,579 $17,297
• Federal grants 73 23% $358,585 $4,912
• Pell grants 72 23% $240,541 $3,341
• Other federal grants 69 22% $118,044 $1,711
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 133 42% $490,955 $3,691
Institutional scholarships or grants 310 97% $4,547,039 $14,668
Student loan financial aid 202 63% $1,837,783 $9,098
• Federal student loans 184 58% $1,037,596 $5,639
• Other student loans 169 53% $800,187 $4,735

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 378 24
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
American/united States Studies/civilization
Latin American Studies
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 25
Biochemistry 7
Biology/biological Sciences, General 18
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 40
Business/commerce, General 40
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 23
Communication and Media Studies, Other 6
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 17
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 9
Computer Science 9
Education 24
Art Teacher Education 1
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching 9
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching 4
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching 9
Speech Teacher Education 1
English Language and Literature/letters 20
English Language and Literature, General 20
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 28
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 4
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 1
French Language and Literature 7
German Language and Literature 4
Latin Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature 12
History 25
History, General 25
Mathematics and Statistics 13
Mathematics, General 13
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 29
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 29
Natural Resources and Conservation 6
Environmental Studies 6
Physical Sciences 7
Chemistry, General 3
Physics, General 4
Psychology 70
Psychology, General 70
Social Sciences 69
Economics, General 22
International Economics 5
International Relations and Affairs 8
Political Science and Government, General 20
Sociology 14
Visual and Performing Arts 14
Art/art Studies, General 10
Music, General 4
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Latin American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classical Civilization B
Classics B
French B
German B
Latin B
Spanish B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Economics B
International Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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