900 N. Grand Avenue Sherman, TX 75090-4400 903-813-3000
http://www.austincollege.edu admission@austincollege.edu
About Austin College
  • Year of Foundation 1849
  • Size of Campus 70 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Presbyterian
  • Degrees Bachelor's, Master's
  • Calendar Type 4-1-4
  • Undergraduate Population 1,298
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 54%, 46%, 7%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $29,075
  • Room and Board $9,549
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $35
  • Enrollment No. 1,328
Austin College is a private, residential, co-educational college dedicated to educating undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences while also offering select pre-professional programs and a graduate teacher education program. Founded by the Presbyterian Church in 1849, Austin College continues its relationship with the church and its commitment to a heritage that values personal growth, justice, community, and service. An Austin College education emphasizes academic excellence, intellectual and personal integrity, and participation in community life. Thus Austin College affirms the importance of: A community that through its size, diversity, and programs fosters lively intellectual and social interaction among persons of different origins, experiences, beliefs, complishments, and goals. A program that does not discriminate with regard to religion or creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, physical disability, age, or economic status. A faculty that acknowledges teaching, sustained by active commitment to professional growth and development, as its primary responsibility.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of sororities 7
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) ACtivators, Baptist Student Ministries (BSM), Catholic Student association (CSA), Canterbury Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF).
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 28%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Student Association (ASA), Black Expressions (BE), Indian Cultural Association (ICA), Los Amigos, Muslim Student Association (MSA), and Student International Organization (SIO).
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 9
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Fall Fest, Homecoming, BE's Thanksgiving Dinner, Masala, Nu Roo Review, Asia Week, SIO's International Showcase, Seder Dinner, Cinco de Mayo, and Spring Fest, Divali
  • Number of students in fraternities 9
  • Percent students who are frat members 29%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi, Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Beta Beta, Delta Phi Alpha, Eta Sigma Phi, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Iota, Pi Delta Phi, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Pi Sigma.
  • Setting Urban
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Dallas, DFW (70), Dallas Love Field (65)
  • Distance to nearest train Dallas (65)
  • Distance to nearest bus Sherman (2)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 82%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 5%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 56%
  • Number of students using college housing 70%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 9%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 31%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 4%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 16
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (25%), women's dorms (31%), men's dorms (16%), apartment for single students (23%), other housing options (5%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
Campus Services
  • Computer Courses No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 51
  • Number Of Books in Library 239,986
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance, other
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 4
  • Museums John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Technology Center
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious, other
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in computer labs
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 8,374
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 12
  • Number Of Subscriptions 2,835
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 200
  • Library Facilities The Books of Kells Facsimile, The Berzunza Alexander the Great Collection, and the Texana Collection.
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 113,834
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 93
  • Number of e-books 9,000
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,600
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 31%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year 39%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Bank of America, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Vinson & Elkins Law, Arcon Group, Enterprise Rental Cars, William Mercer, Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, Lockheed Martin, Dell
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
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