Austin College (Shorelight)

As one of the premier schools in Texas, Austin College has been a leader in higher education for over 170 years. With an illustrious history and a commitment to excellence, Austin College strives to provide students with a well-rounded college experience that prepares them for success in the modern world. From small class sizes to inspiring research opportunities, Austin College Texas offers something for everyone. What makes Austin College so special and why it is considered one of the top colleges in the Lone Star State?

academic strenghts

Austin College is well known as an affordable, private college and has been recognized by Barron’s Best Buys in College Education, Fiske Guide to Colleges, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Austin College is committed to academic excellence. The average class size is 15 students, and the student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1.

courses offered

Austin College offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. For undergraduates, they offer over 60 majors and minors in the liberal arts, sciences, and business. Their most popular majors include Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, English, History, Psychology, and Sociology. They also offer a number of pre-professional programs including pre-law, pre-medicine, and pre-veterinary medicine.

For graduate students, they offer Master’s degrees in Education and Business Administration. They also offer Doctor of Psychology program as well as a number of dual degree programs. Their dual degree programs allow students to earn two degrees in less time than it would take to earn each one separately.

We are committed to providing our students with an excellent education at an affordable price.


Austin College is a private liberal arts college in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849 as Austin Female Seminary, the school was renamed after the Rev. John Austin in 1851, when it began admitting men. The college is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and enrolls about 1,300 students.

The campus of Austin College is located about 60 miles north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. The town of Sherman is located in Grayson County, which is northwest of Dallas County. The college campus itself is located just south of downtown Sherman.

international student support

International students are required to pay the full cost of attendance each year. Financial aid is not available for international students.

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Official Standardized Test Scores for non-native English speakers (see additional information below) or an Expository writing paper for applicants who wish to be reviewed as Test-Optional and have completed two or more years at an accredited high school with U.S., British, Canadian, Australian, or International Baccalaureate curriculum.

English Language

TOEFL internet-based test: minimum score 80, recommended score 100 or higher
IELTS: minimum score 6.5
Duolingo English Test: minimum score 110

Tuition fees

The cost of attendance at Austin College is $56,240 per year. This includes tuition, room and board, and fees for books and supplies.
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