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Austin College

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Description of Austin College

  • Location: Sherman, Texas, USA
  • Year of foundation: 1849
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: about 1300
  • Type of training: mixed.

Austin College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Austin College was founded in 1849 by a Presbyterian missionary, Dr. Daniel Baker. The institution occupies an important place in the history of Texas, still remaining a recognized leader in the field of higher education thanks to innovative programs, qualified teachers, successful students. The first class was accepted in 1950 on the Huntsville campus. After surviving three yellow fever epidemics, the Civil War, and dire economic conditions, he was moved to North Texas.

To date, the institution offers more than 55 areas of study of the main, additional areas of the humanities and social sciences. Students can study at the bachelor's and Austin Teacher Graduate programs.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Austin College

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All year round
from 43525.00 $ / year
from 43525.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 43525.00 $ / year
from 43525.00 $ / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

More than 80% of students live on campus. Five dormitories have been prepared for their accommodation:

  • Baker Hall is a men's complex: more than 70 double rooms, four single rooms.
  • Bryan Apartments: 16 two-bedroom apartments for 3-4 people each.
  • Caruth Hall - women's building: 77 two-, three single rooms, as well as sports grounds, recreation areas.
  • Clyce Hall: 64 double rooms, two single rooms for shared living.
  • Dean Hall is the largest residential building with 116 double, seven single rooms. The wings of the building divide students by gender.
  • Flats at Brockett Court: 26 luxury residences, each with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a laundry room.
  • Hass Village on Grand: 24 cottages - single, duplex, three-storey. Each of them is equipped with all the conditions for living: bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms and toilets, laundry rooms.
  • Jordan Family Language House is a special dormitory for students who want to immerse themselves in the study of languages and cultures. The house is divided into four departments - each into a separate language to facilitate communication between students. Each capsule is equipped with bedrooms, shared kitchens and living rooms.
  • Johnson Roo Suites is an apartment where 152 students live. They are equipped with four buildings with separate bedrooms, shared kitchens, living rooms.
  • North Flats is a luxury dormitory for 130 students. Each block has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a laundry room, and a living room.

For those living on campus, meal plans are offered: unlimited access for five or seven days depending on the student category, several plans with a limited number of dining room visits. Each plan includes a specific or unlimited number of meals, additional dollars to spend in a store on campus. The cost of plans ranges from $ 27 to $ 624 per semester.

Accommodation with a meal plan will cost the student $ 12,750 per year.

Activities Austin College

The city of Sherman is special for students due to the dynamic life, diverse culture of Dallas and its suburbs. Public transport circulates between all the places where students would like to reach. The road to Dallas, namely to the famous museums, exhibition halls, shops, will take only half an hour.

What you can see in your free time:

  • Main streets of the historic city center
  • Museum of Nature, Science Perot
  • Dallas Museum of Art, Crow Collection of Asian Art
  • Sports stadiums of six major Dallas teams
  • Entertainment centers: festivals, musical performances
  • Lake Texoma: camping, hiking.

There are more than 70 student associations on campus, as well as several associations:

  • Sport
  • Choirs
  • Education, science
  • Jurisprudence
  • Theatrical art.

Associations gather students with the same interests:

  • Spirituality: Dances, Support Groups
  • Social assistance: ecology, gender alliance, psychological diseases
  • Culture: Asian, Catholic, Indian, Jewish associations
  • Interests: Book Club, Fishing Department, Robotics, Philosophy
  • Christian Brotherhood
  • Honor Society
  • Musical organizations: instrumental, jazz, choral, vocal, etc.

At Austin College, 9 out of 10 students volunteer in their spare time. Each year, students spend more than 16,000 hours in the institution's community, at workplaces in organizations in Texas and around the world.


  • International rankings: US News & World Report, USA Today
  • Member of the group of the best colleges in the United States with an international focus
  • Best Western College by Princeton Review
  • One of the top ten colleges in Texas.

Facilities and equipment at Austin College

The campus is located in North Texas near many cultural, entertainment centers, community and economic organizations. About 30 minutes takes the road to one of the ten largest settlements of the country, where music concerts, cultural exhibitions, professional internships for students are organized throughout the year.

The main building of Sherman Hall was built in 1914, on the territory of which there were numerous auditoriums and a large library. After a natural disaster in 1961, the building was renovated, and now occupies the position of a new home for the offices of the humanitarian department. It houses the educational departments of the English language, history, religion and philosophy.

The following services are provided on campus:

  • Post Office
  • Canteens, cafeterias
  • IT office, computer labs
  • Bookshop
  • Center for Academic Skills: classrooms, rooms for seminars and master classes, specialized laboratories for research
  • Career Center, which helps students in finding internships, places for employment
  • Library, self-study areas
  • Outdoor courts for basketball, football, tennis court
  • Games, gyms.

The campus is under round-the-clock security, thereby making the life and learning of students as safe as possible. The buildings are equipped with places in case of natural disasters, for example, tornadoes. Because Texas is located on Tornado Alley — an area where you can often see them — students are given safety directions and maps of shelter points.

Admission dates and extra charges

Training programs last from autumn to mid-summer. Classes are held on weekdays in the morning and afternoon. Holidays are provided in winter in honor of the New Year, in summer, as well as on national holidays.

Additional annual costs:

  • Accommodation, meals – 12 750$
  • Books, consumables – 2625$
  • One-time fee for the transcript – $ 25
  • Health Insurance
  • Transport.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Admission requirements:

  • Application for admission
  • Introductory essay of 250-650 words, topic to choose from
  • School report, counsellor's letter of recommendation
  • Teacher assessments, letters of recommendation
  • High School Transcripts
  • Admissions interview with an admissions officer
  • SAT or ACT Test Results
  • Results of language testing: TOEFL (from 80), IELTS (from 6.5), Duolingo (from 110).

Applicants entering the magistracy should be provided with:

  • Satisfactory completion of the Education 475 program with a grade of B- or higher
  • Successful Evaluation of Instructor Teaching in The Education System 475
  • "Acceptable" by ATP competencies
  • Fulfillment of all requirements for undergraduate certification, including general education and field of study
  • Bachelor's degree, official transcripts
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all courses at undergraduate level, 2.75 for major area
  • Three recommendations
  • Proof of oral proficiency in an interview.

Application dates: November 1, December 1, February 1, March 1. By transfer, students arrive on August 1 or January 15.

Scholarships Austin College

International students are awarded academic scholarships ranging from $18,000 to $27,000 per year. Scholarships are awarded only on the basis of academic achievement. The only additional financial aid currently available to international students is a private loan. 

Scholarship programs:

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Fellowship
  • Boren Bauren Bauren Scholarship
  • Intermediate Scholarships for American Bachelors
  • Fellowship of the Global Ambassador of the Taiwanese-American Fraternal Ambassador
  • Fulbright Scholarship Program
  • Cambridge Marshall, Rhodes, Gates Scholarships
  • Research funding
  • National Science Foundation Fellowship
  • Udalla Scholarship
  • Truman Scholarship.

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  • Student supervision

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