Resources › For Students and Parents Austin College GPA, SAT and ACT Data Share Flipboard Email Print For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated March 19, 2020 Austin College GPA, SAT and ACT Graph Austin College GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex. Discussion of Austin College's Admissions Standards: Austin College in Sherman, Texas, is highly selective—only half of all applicants will get into this private liberal arts college. The lucky students who receive an acceptance letter tend to have grades and test scores that are well above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who were accepted. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had at least "B+" averages in high school, and they had combined SAT scores of 1100 or higher and ACT composite scores of 22 or higher. Many Austin College students had GPA's up in the "A" range. You'll notice, however, that a few students got in with grades and test scores that were below the norm. This is because Austin's admissions process involves much more than numerical data. The college uses The Common Application and has holistic admissions. The admissions folks will evaluate your personal statement, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation. The college notes that "a decent grade in a challenging class is more impressive than an easy A," so make sure you have a strong academic record. You can further strengthen your Austin College application by doing an optional interview and by providing thoughtful answers on the supplement to the Common Application. To learn more about Austin College, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help: Austin College Admissions ProfileWhat's a Good SAT Score?What's a Good ACT Score?What's Considered a Good Academic Record?What is a Weighted GPA? Articles featuring Austin College: Top Texas Colleges and UniversitiesTop South Central Colleges and UniversitiesPhi Beta Kappa If You Like Austin College, You May Also Like These Schools Applicants interested in Austin College for its location in Texas and its accessibility should also check out the University of Dallas, Rice University, St. Edward's University, and Trinity University, all of which also accept the Common Application. For those looking for a college or university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, other great options around the same size as Austin College include Whitworth University, Belhaven University, King University, Mary Baldwin University, and Davidson College.