Austin College

Austin College students walk across campus

“This [171]-year-old community of learning, with its [1,300] students, will excite you, stretch you, expand your world, and make you believe in yourself. This college does marvelous things to multiply talents and to develop character … Austin will do more to give you a successful and satisfactory life.”
Colleges That Change Lives

Austin College
900 North Grand Avenue
Sherman, Texas 75090
903.813.3000
admission@austincollege.edu
www.austincollege.edu
⋅ 1,294 students
⋅ 46% of the student body represents ethnic minority populations
⋅ Students are from 30 states and 14 countries.
⋅ Average class size is 16

⋅ Tuition and Fees for 2019-20: $41,155
⋅ Room and Board for 2019-20: $12,7524
⋅ 90% of students receive some form of financial assistance

Austin College science building

Austin College students plays flute in the orchestra

Austin College varsity athletes pose in front of a campus fountain

Students walk to class outside the IDEA Center for sciences

Austin College campus historic homes

Character
  • 100% of students are guaranteed an internship, research project, international experience, or another applied learning experience.
  • New in 2019, the inaugural ‘Roo Band is Austin College’s eighth musical ensemble, and an exciting addition to a spirited campus community. This band plays at sporting events throughout the year.
  • Austin College is home to 18 different NCAA Division III athletic teams. The water polo team is the only collegiate team in Texas competing at the NCAA level. Last year, 120 student-athletes earned all-conference academic honors.
  • Students only take one class in January each year. This three-week January term takes place on and off campus, and gives each student a chance to delve into an interest or passion that they often have not yet had the chance to explore. Recent examples include “From Chaos to Career,” “Philosophy and Fiction,” “Theatre in London” and “Collecting Culture: Museums and their Communities.”
  • Located just north of Dallas, Austin College students get the best of both worlds: a small community with ample opportunities to get involved and enjoy local flavors, and a major metropolitan area offering internships and entertainment a short drive away.

Worth Noting
  • 100% of students receive gift aid.
  • Austin College graduates more Fulbright recipients per capita than any college or university in Texas.
  • 2/3 of students study abroad.
  • 93% of the class of 2019 graduated in four years or less.
  • 94% of students are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation.

Faculty & Academics
  • 100% of professors of tenured or tenure-track professors hold a Ph.D. or a terminal degree in their field.
  • New academics programs include Health Care Administration, Data Science and Analytics, and Engineering Physics.
  • The average class size is 16.
  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1.
  • Students can conduct original research as early as their first year. The College hosts an annual scholarship conference each spring, and students often present their original work at conferences across the U.S. Last year, students travelled over 50,000 miles presenting their research at national conferences.

Areas of Study

Majors

Accounting
Anthropology
Art
Art History
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Finance
Chemistry
Classical Civilizations
Classics
Communication
Computer Science
Creative Writing Studies
Data Science & Analytics
East Asian Studies
Economics
Education
Engineering Physics
English
Environmental Studies
Exercise & Sport Studies
Film Studies
French
Gender Studies
German
Global Science, Technology & Society
Greek
Health Care Administration
History
International Business
International Economics & Finance
International Relations
Japanese
Latin
Latin American & Iberian Studies
Leadership Studies
Mathematics
Media Studies
Music
Neuroscience
Nonprofit Organizations & Public Service
Philosophy
Philosophy, Politics & Economics
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Religious Studies
Sociology
Southwestern & Mexican Studies
Spanish
Theatre
Western Intellectual Tradition

Students can create a major through the Special Program Option.

* For an up-to-date listing, please check the college website.

Campus Life
  • Esports and pep band are the newest additions to a list of 70+ campus organizations, including eight music ensembles, a robust theatre and improv troupe, and award-winning Mock Trial and Model UN teams.
  • 80% of students live on campus all four years, with residence halls, apartments, a village of four-room cottages, and a Language House for immersive foreign language and cultural study.
  • 132 new 4-person suites will come online in Fall 2020.
  • Each summer, dozens of students from many areas of study participate in the Social Entrepreneurship for Poverty Alleviation (SEPA) program. SEPA partners each student with a local nonprofit, and the student writes grants for that nonprofit for the duration of the summer.

Varsity Sports

Austin College competes in the NCAA Division III, Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in the following programs:

Men: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Distance Track, Football, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Water Polo

Women: Basketball, Cross Country, Distance Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo

Life After College
  • 94% of students are employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation.
  • Recent graduates are currently making an impact on Capitol Hill, at Toyota and Apple, at Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase & Co., and at many other nationally recognized organizations and nonprofits across the world.
  • Recent pre-med, pre-law and engineering graduated have enrolled at prestigious graduate programs including at Harvard University, Cornell University, Syracuse University, and many other top programs.

Academic Profile of Entering Class
  • Average GPA is 3.5+
  • Middle 50% SAT: 1130-1300
  • Middle 50% ACT composite score: 24-29