Austin College

900 N. Grand Ave, Sherman, United States
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Overview of Austin College

About this school

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 Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,223
    • Men:596 (48.7%)
    • Women:627 (51.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Austin College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
2
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
April 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
900 North Grand Avenue
City, State, Zip
Sherman, TX  75090-4400
Phone
(903) 813-3000
Fax
(903) 813-3198
Email

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

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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.54
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
23%
• Score 24 - 29
52%
• Score 18 - 23
25%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $39,010 (72.28223609850099%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,334 (22.853860549574755%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,250 (2.3161444532972633%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,375 (2.5477588986269897%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Austin College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003543
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
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
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
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

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,875

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
227,390

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Austin College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


63.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


72.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


73.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (27)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Education--General

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    39,122

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    60 acres

    Environment


    Small town/city

    Campus Size


    Dallas-Fort Worth

    Weather


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

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Airport
    60 mile(s) from campus in Dallas/Fort Worth
    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 of College Housing


    86% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through junior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    14%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


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

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


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

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Austin College offers 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

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    1,215

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,223
    Women
    627
    Men
    596

    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

    Number of Graduate Students


    14

    Student Resources

    Study resources