#3 Best Value Colleges in Texas

Austin College

Sherman, Texas

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Austin College overview
Location Sherman, Texas
Online austincollege.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Austin College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Austin College is a private liberal arts college located in Sherman, Texas, approximately one hour north of Dallas. Founded in 1849, it stands as one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the state. The college's suburban campus spans 85 acres and features a range of architectural styles, including modern and traditional designs, providing a backdrop for its diverse study body. Austin College is known for its rigorous academic environment, offering a range of majors with popular programs in the social sciences, business, and the biological sciences. While the college has a historically competitive application process, it maintains a holistic admissions approach. Residential life is an integral part of the student experience at Austin College, with a variety of housing options available to students throughout their tenure.

In the most recent statistical year 5,192 prospective students applied, and 2,823 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 330 enrolled in the school.  1,179 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $44,740 plus fees of $210. Austin College is ranked 188 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Austin College is rated within the top 30% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Austin College overview
SAT 1160/1370
ACT 24/30
GPA 3.63

Applications Accepted

Austin College overview
Applications Due Jul 31, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Austin College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$210
Room and Board $12,958
Budget for Other Expenses$1,400
Total One Year Cost$60,558

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$54,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

75% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Austin College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 21%
Psychology 14%
Business 14%
History 9%
Foreign Languages 9%

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