Austin College is a leading liberal arts college in Sherman, Texas, with a reputation for academic excellence. Its 1,350 students are engaged citizens who benefit from emphases on global understanding and servant leadership. Nationally recognized for pre-professional preparation, health science students at Austin College's enjoy a 90 percent acceptance rate into professional and graduate programs, and law students are equally successful. Experiential discovery is foundational at the college, where faculty and students are partners in learning and in research. The new Compass Curriculum guarantees every student an applied learning experience which may include an internship, undergraduate research, community leadership and more. The college is one of 40 included in the influential book Colleges That Change Lives.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • E-Sports

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


To be considered for freshman admission at Austin College, you must expect to graduate from an accredited secondary school or home school equivalent within the next year. In considering your application for admission, we’ll be looking for glimpses of the whole person in order to determine whether you’re right for us and us for you. We expect your extracurricular activities, recommendations from counselors and teachers, admission essay and interview with a member of our admission staff to tell us the rest of the story about who you are and what you value.


You have worked hard in college, both in your current studies and in looking at your transfer options. At Austin College, that hard work translates into life-changing learning experiences and opportunities. Whether you join our nationally recognized Model United Nations program, learn investment strategies as one of the student managers of our $1 million investment fund, travel abroad during our January Term, or pursue all of the above, you will be a partner in learning with our tremendous faculty.

Additional Information

Austin College recognizes academic accomplishments, leadership, service and talents with an array of scholarship awards.  These awards are not dependent upon the establishment of financial need.

General academic scholarships are awarded following a holistic review of the information included in a student’s application, including standardized test scores and high school GPA. No additional scholarship application is required for consideration for a general academic scholarship.

Visit us

The best way to discover Austin College is to visit our campus for yourself. During a campus visit, you may meet students and faculty, tour the campus, and eat in the dining hall. Attend an available class and ask questions of the admission professionals who are on hand to help you learn more about campus. Reserve your spot at

This [165]-year old community of learning, with its 1,350 students, will excite you, stretch you, expand your world, and make you believe in yourself. This college does marvelous things to multiply talents and to develop character. At Austin (College) you will have great teachers; they will want to stretch you, and they will want to be your friends. You will be actively involved in your own education, which is the only way, no ifs, ands or buts.

Loren Pope, Author of College That Change Lives
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School location

900 N Grand Ave Ste 6N
Sherman, TX 75090, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 526-4276