Austin College Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Sherman, TX
Website
www.austincollege.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
1,315
Part-Time Undergrads
14
Setting
Small city
In-State Tuition
$32,665
Out-of-State Tuition
$32,665
Room & Board
$10,747
Acceptance Rate
52 %
Admission Difficulty
Average
Average SAT Scores
1710–2000
Average ACT Scores
24–29

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Abundance of study abroad opportunities
  • Close-knit campus community
  • Great professor-student relationships
  • Greek life

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Bipolar Texas weather
  • The distance from Dallas
  • Dorm visitation rules
  • Everybody is always in everybody else's business.

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Austin College isn’t situated in the city of Austin like some people sorely realize after being accepted, and it may have just as much gossip and drama as high school, but there is an overwhelming sense of community on campus. After four years of constant interaction, you would think AC students would want to get away from one another, but there's a reason why AC students who end up going to the same law or medical school after graduation pair up as roommates—there's a feeling of "home" people feel when surrounded by others who shared the AC experience.

And this sense of community is incurable. While in school, there are endless opportunities to take part as global citizens through studying abroad and service fellowships, and AC students continue this tradition after getting their diplomas through programs like AmeriCorps, the Fulbright Scholar Program, and the Peace Corps. Graduates are known for gallivanting off into the world after graduation and serving the global community. AC students embrace the world as their community after leaving Sherman, but they never forget where they came from.

When a high schooler becomes a Roo, he or she becomes part of a legacy. If you run into an AC alum, even if he or she is 30 years older than you, it’s easy to spend hours reminiscing about the good old days spent on Grand Avenue. And even though the campus is constantly changing, the tradition of community is always present. Any alum is sure to remember the exact place he met his spouse 50 years prior, where she opened her acceptance letter to medical school, or where his friends greeted him when he finally made it home from a semester in Argentina. It’s those kinds of memories that make AC a place that everybody’s dying to come home to.

Austin College Student Reviews

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: What would be without homes? If you're not living under a roof, I don't envy you! At this college, rooms are but a pathway to enlightenment and fulfillment. Rest in peace under a nice soft roof. I love my roof and you'll love yours. Great!

5 College Junior

Athletics: If you're not in the stands every Saturday or Friday or Wednesday night or whatever cheering on the best team within a 5-mile radius, you're not living! Sporting events provide excellent opportunities for people to be enraged by little games played with little balls and to viciously fight amongst themselves over said games. The events also normalize grown men and women publicly pledging allegiance to the flag like elementary schoolers, which is pretty appropriate. Truly wonderful; it also makes your brain grow!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing will change your entire outlook on life. If you think you've experienced freedom outside of college, think again! This place has all sorts of cool houses for all kinds of cool cats. Who knows what sorts of kooky adventures you'll get into when you take your first steps off the college green? You can barely smell the vomit!

5 College Junior

Diversity: This college is a veritable melting pot of diverse peoples and cultures! Whoa! If you ever want a radically different viewpoint on life, all you have to do is stick your head out the window and ask! As a draqonqueer otherkin, I'm used to extreme discrimination, but I was surprised to find that I was mostly accepted; there were a few instances of oppression throughout the year, but it was a picnic compared to regular life. A+

4 College Junior

Majors: If you ever wanted to be a marine biologist or an astronaut or anything like that, you'll be very excited to learn that the sky's the limit at this school. Our majors make all the other colleges' majors look like minors. It's a truly mad, mad, mad, mad major program.

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