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Austin College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1849
Affiliation: Presbyterian
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 1,321
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $120,221,782
Admissions Address

900 N. Grand Avenue
Sherman, TX 75090-4400



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: May 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Nan Davis, VP Inst. Enrollment
Admissions office telephone: (800) 442-5363
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: May 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: December 1
Decision sent by: January 10
Early action
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: March 1
Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://www.austincollege.edu/info.asp?713 Tuition deposit: $350 (Partially refundable)
Room deposit: N/A (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 2 3
History 0 0
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 17 23

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: May 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 76%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 67%
Early-action acceptance rate: 79%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 73%
Total applicants: 1,385
Total acceptances: 1,051
Total freshman enrollment: 340
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 65%
Male applicants: 687
Male acceptances: 499
Male freshman enrollment: 165
Female applicants: 698
Female acceptances: 552
Female freshman enrollment: 175
Out-of-state freshmen: 7%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 29
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 15
Students enrolled from waiting list: 10

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 48%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 78%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 97%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 84%
Average high school GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 81%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 560 – 670
Math: 580 – 670
Combined: 1140 – 1340

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 16.3% 11.6%
600-699 44.8% 54.9%
500-599 32.1% 29.6%
400-499 6.5% 4.0%
300-399 0.4% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 47%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 23 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 16.8% N/A N/A
24-29 52.2% N/A N/A
18-23 29.8% N/A N/A
12-17 1.2% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A


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