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Austin College Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Austin College, the regular decision application deadline is March 1 and the application fee costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Applying Early to Austin College?

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

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast! Austin College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

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

Is Austin College Hard To Get Into?

Getting into Austin College is moderately difficult. Austin College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Austin College accepted 49% of all applicants., around 2,113 of the 4,288 students who applied.

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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Austin College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Austin College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Austin College Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Austin College must submit the following items. Double check 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 of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Austin College?

Students admitted to Austin College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 64% submitted a class rank. At Austin College 26% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 57% were in the top 25% and 86% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Austin College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 64%
3.75 and 3.99 27.4%
3.50 and 3.74 25.3%
3.25 and 3.49 22.1%
3.00 and 3.24 10%
2.50 and 2.9 7.9%
2.00 and 2.49 0.9%
Austin College does look at standardized tests scores during 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 2021, 56% of Austin College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 39% 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 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Austin College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 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 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Austin College students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 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 22 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Austin College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Austin College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

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

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. Austin College accepts:

ACE recommendations for credit

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

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

Do I have to submit test scores to Austin College?

No, Austin College is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to send your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

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Austin College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

49%

How hard is it to get into Austin College? Austin College is a somewhat selective institution. The Austin College acceptance rate is 49%. This means that the institution accepts 49 out of every 100 applicants.

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Austin College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Austin College is Mar 1.

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

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

22 to 29

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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Austin College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1310

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Math SAT Range

550 - 650

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Reading SAT Range

560 - 660

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Austin College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.53

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Austin College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.53. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,302

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

49%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$42,590

Out-of-State

$42,590

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 1
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