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
Athletics and sports are an important part of our school. However, the best part about it is that there exists a balance. Sports such as football and basketball are greatly supported but so are other "smaller" sports and clubs. The facilities for all sports are kept up-to-date and the facilities available to non-athletes are also great so that everyone can participate in the physical activities of their choice. School spirit is always displayed at every sport, competition, and club. The students will stand by their fellow classmates no matter what the sport is.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
It is a rigorous workload, but every teacher tries to help every student out. The teachers want their students to succeed, and really encourage us to take advantage of their office hours. The campus is very close-knit like, I recognize almost every face on the campus. I have heard that the career services is very helpful in resume building, interviews, etc. Austin College offers plenty of community service opportunities and internships through the school email. Overall, it is a great community, with rigorous courses.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
The classes here are tough, but rewarding. The students are held to such a high standard by the professors but are also very well supported by them. Grades are given fairly depending on attendance to class and, of course, class performance. Professors are very available and facilities like the library, computer labs and study rooms are readily accessible.
  • College Senior
  • 4 months ago