Austin College

734 reviews
  1. Sherman, TX
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Austin College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
900 N Grand Ave
Sherman, TX 75090

Austin College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
SAT Range
1070-1320
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$21,875/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,698/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,800/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,735/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,556/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,466/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,271Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    54%
  • Preppy
    15%
  • Wordly
    15%
  • Fake
    8%
  • Unique (good or bad depending on your view)
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.52 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Close knit, engaging teachers
    36%
  • Life changing
    27%
  • Its different
    18%
  • Diverse
    9%
  • Liberating
    9%

After Austin College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses

Reviews

734 reviews
  • Excellent
    89
  • Very Good
    229
  • Average
    307
  • Poor
    71
  • Terrible
    38
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!
  • College Junior
  • June 24 2014
Local Greek Life and the Most Interesting Squirrels. AC is most well known for the Pre-Med, Pre-Law and Austin Teacher Program (Masters in Teaching). Our Greek Life stands out because it is comprised of local sororities and fraternities - many started out as literary societies, etc. There really is a Greek organization for everyone; the latest fraternity was established within the last five years.
While the official mascot is the Kangaroo, we love our squirrels. They honestly have so much personality! It isn't rare for students to pause their walk to class/lunch/dorm in order to watch the squirrels romp around.. or chase them.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • July 25 2012
Depends on what your looking for. I say its the worst because I hate partying. If you like parties than look at the rating as its the best. There is a party going on every night of the week if you want it, and a lot of students do go every night. All parties involve alcohol, it is extremely rare to find someone here who does not drink. Its the equivalent of finding a giant diamond in the grass. This school does a good time advertising and saying that they aren't a party school- but its reputation in texas is that its a party school. I think its number 9 in texas for parties. People are always coming back late completely wasted. Do NOT come here if you hate parties because you will hate it. They are all over the place!
  • College Freshman
  • Sep 16 2014