Austin College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More

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Austin College Admissions Overview:

Austin College uses the Common Application, which can save time and energy for students who are applying to schools that also use this application. In addition to this application, students must submit scores from the SAT or ACT, high school transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Although it is optional, applicants are strongly encouraged to visit campus and take part in an admissions interview. Even with an acceptance rate of only 53%, Austin College is not a terribly selective school--those with solid grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted.

Admissions Data (2016):

Austin College Description:

Austin College is a small private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. The school's 70-acre campus is located in Sherman, Texas, north of the Dallas / Fort Worth metropolitan area. Among undergraduates, psychology and business are the most popular majors. The college's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and the school also places significant emphasis on study abroad and community service. The college also prides itself in the high number of graduates who go on to graduate school.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,278 (1,262 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

Austin College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 84%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,121
    • Loans: $8,167

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Art, Biology, Business, Communication Studies, Economics, English, History, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 69%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 73%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Swimming, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Swimming, Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Austin College and the Common Application

Austin College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

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