Austin College Description:
Admissions Data (2012):
- Percent of Applicants Admitted: 59%
- GPA, SAT and ACT graph for Austin College
- What Are Your Chances? (from Cappex.com)
- Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
- Total Enrollment: 1,353 (1,326 undergraduates)
- Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
- 99% Full-time
Costs (2012 - 13):
- Tuition and Fees: $32,850
- Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
- Room and Board: $10,747
- Other Expenses: $1,300
- Total Cost: $46,097
Austin College Financial Aid (2010 - 11):
- Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
- Austin College Scholarships (Cappex.com)
- Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
- Grants: 98%
- Loans: 83%
- Average Amount of Aid
- Grants: $19,879
- Loans: $8,044
Most Popular Majors:
Graduation and Retention Rates:
- First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 84%
- 4-Year Graduation Rate: 69%
- 6-Year Graduation Rate: 75%
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Austin College Mission Statement:
"Austin College is a private, residential, co-educational college dedicated to educating undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences while also offering select pre-professional programs and a graduate teacher education program. Founded by the Presbyterian Church in 1849, Austin College continues its relationship with the church and its commitment to a heritage that values personal growth, justice, community, and service. An Austin College education emphasizes academic excellence, intellectual and personal integrity, and participation in community life. Thus Austin College affirms the importance of:
- A community that through its size, diversity, and programs fosters lively intellectual and social interaction among persons of different origins, experiences, beliefs, accomplishments, and goals.
- A program that does not discriminate with regard to religion or creed, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, physical disability, age, or economic status.
- A faculty that acknowledges teaching, sustained by active commitment to professional growth and development, as its primary responsibility.
- A student body of committed learners, actively involved in the programs of the college and in service to the greater community.
- A climate of civility and respect that encourages free inquiry and the open expression of ideas.
- A non-sectarian education that fosters the exploration and development of values through an awareness of the world’s religious, philosophical, and cultural traditions.