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Austin College

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

Austin College Admissions

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Austin College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Austin College's admissions stats.

Austin College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 30%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 52%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 31%
Waitlist No

Austin College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Austin College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 4
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes December 1 January 15
Regular Decision Yes July 1 ––

Considering Applying Early to Austin College?


Austin College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 which is not far away! EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 4.

The Early Action deadline is December 1. Austin College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

Some students apply early to college to help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, as it is a way to show your interest in a school, because you are making it a priority.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.


More on Austin College Admissions


Is Austin College Hard To Get Into?

It is moderately difficult to get into Austin College.

In 2021, Austin College accepted 43% of students, about 1,764 from the 4,130 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Austin College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Austin College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Austin College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Austin College

What does Austin College consider during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Austin College for more information on admission factors.

Austin College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Austin College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Austin College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing


What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Austin College?

Students admitted to Austin College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 36% submitted a class rank. At Austin College 30% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 59% were in the top 25% and 91% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Austin College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 9.9%
3.75 and 3.99 35%
3.50 and 3.74 26.2%
3.25 and 3.49 14.5%
3.00 and 3.24 8.1%
2.50 and 2.9 6%
2.00 and 2.49 0.3%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Austin College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Austin College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Austin College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 52% of Austin College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 31% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Austin College?

To be competitive with other Austin College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1120 and 1330 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Austin College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1330 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Austin College students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Austin College students scored 670 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Austin College?

To be most competitive at Austin College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 28.5 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28.5 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Austin College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28.5, and three out of four students scored lower than 28.5 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Austin College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Austin College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Austin College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Austin College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term


Austin College Admissions FAQs


Can I defer my acceptance to Austin College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Austin College.

Does Austin College accept transfer credits?

✅ Austin College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Austin College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Austin College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Austin College?

❌ No, Austin College is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to include your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Austin College's acceptance rate?

✅ Austin College's acceptance rate is 43%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Austin College?

✅ Austin College offers early decision but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Austin College?

✅ Austin College offers early action but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

Want To Learn More About Austin College?

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Austin College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

43%

How hard is it to get into Austin College? Austin College is a somewhat selective institution. The Austin College acceptance rate is 43%. This means that the institution accepts 42 out of every 100 applicants.

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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 ACT Scores

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ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

23 to 29

Avg

23 and Less

Low

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Austin College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1330

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Math SAT Range

550 - 670

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Reading SAT Range

570 - 670

Austin College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.63

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Austin College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.63. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,228

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

43%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$44,490

Out-of-State

$44,490

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 31
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