Austin College

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Austin College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Sherman, TX, a predominately urban area. There are around a thousand students enrolled per year at Austin College.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores within the range of 1110 (25th percentile) - 1310 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 24 (25th percentile) - 29 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants admitted to Austin College. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Austin College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.35 - 3.57. 51% of all those who apply are admitted to Austin College, from which 17% choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Austin College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Austin College was reported as 51.3% in Fall 2020 with over 4,360 applications submitted to Austin College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 24 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.35 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Austin College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Austin College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Austin College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 53.4%
  • 2017-2018: 52.2%
  • 2018-2019: 55.3%
  • 2019-2020: 51.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 49.2%

How Does Austin College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Austin College is eleven percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Dallas45.3%
Paul Quinn College79.2%
Dallas Baptist University89.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Austin College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 660
Math550 - 650
Total Score1110 - 1310
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 30
Math22 - 27
Composite Score24 - 29
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