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Austin College

Sherman, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate43%
Acceptance Rate43%

About Austin College

Austin College Overview

Austin College is a private, religious school in a small town setting in Sherman, Texas. Austin College was founded in 1849 and currently enrolls around 1,228 students per year year, which includes 1,212 undergrad students. Austin College provides on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Austin College for Fall 2023 is July 31.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Austin College!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Austin College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Austin College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Austin College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Austin College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Austin College on the Student Life page.

2022 Austin College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 43%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 52%
Tuition $44,305
Percent of Need Met 87.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $38,610

Is Austin College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what Austin College offers and if the college could be the right college for you.

Austin College Acceptance Rate 2022

Austin College is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Austin College is 43%. Out of 4,130 applications received in 2022, 1,764 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Austin College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 76% of students who start at Austin College come back the next year. Around 68% of students who started at Austin College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Austin College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Austin College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 36% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with Austin College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Austin College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Austin College's endowment was valued at $184.8 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $11,436 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Austin College

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Austin College meets 87.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Austin College full-time are awarded $38,610 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $31,603 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Austin College.

Based on this information, does Austin College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Austin College a good school for you?

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Where is Austin College Located?

Austin College is located in the small town setting of Sherman, Texas, in the suburbs of Dallas-Fort Worth.

If you want to see Austin College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Route 75 to Sherman, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Austin College and Sherman are like without leaving home.

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College Info

900 North Grand Avenue Sherman, TX 75090

Campus Setting: Small Town

Austin College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 31

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Austin College is Jul 31.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Austin College is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Austin College is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Austin College ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


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Austin College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1330


Math SAT Range

550 - 670


Reading SAT Range

570 - 670

Austin College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Austin College is like? There are approximately 1,228 students enrolled at Austin College, including 1,212 undergraduate students and 16 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from TX and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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Campus Setting

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