Austin College

Austin College is a small liberal arts college where big things happen. Students and faculty engage in partnerships in learning that allow our students to become truly invested in their education. We focus on global awareness, and are proud of the fact that more than 70 percent of graduates of the last decade (and beyond) have studied internationally during their Austin College education.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Humanities (1)



Founded in 1849 by Princeton-educated Presbyterian missionary Dr. Daniel Baker, Austin College enjoys a place in early Texas history and remains a recognized leader in higher education for innovative programs, a strong faculty, and dedicated students.


The mission of Austin College is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences in order to prepare them for rewarding careers and for full, engaged, and meaningful lives.


Career Services encourages students to begin their career/life planning process in their first year of college, continuing over the course of their academic careers. Upon graduation, they will emerge with the requisite career and life planning skills, prepared to implement their educational experiences in the professional world.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards


Housing services

There are five residence halls on the Austin College campus. Caruth houses female students, while Baker houses male students. Clyce Hall, Dean and the Jordan Family Language House are coeducational residences. Bryan Apartments and the Johnson ’Roo Suites are only available to upper-class and graduate students.

All College-owned residences are equipped with kitchens (including microwaves), lounges, card-operated laundry facilities, and computer labs with Macintosh and IBM-compatible computers and printers. All halls are monitored by a computerized security system.

Medical services

Austin College Health Services offers many services directed at education and wellness, as well as to assist students when they are injured or sick.

Information regarding health, nutrition, and prevention of illness and disease is presently available throughout the year during residence hall programming.

Student Life

Campus life

Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence, recognized by Loren Pope in the book Colleges That Change Lives. Located in historic Sherman, this residential and nationally recognized environmentally green campus is less than 60 minutes north of Dallas-Fort Worth. By living on campus, students have the opportunity to explore the caring and friendliness of a small city like Sherman with the dynamic and diverse culture of Dallas and its suburbs half an hour down the road.

Sports facilities

The Verde Dickey Fitness Pavilion is a state-of-the art cardio and resistance training workout facility open to all students, faculty, and staff, upon registration.

The modern and user-friendly cardio stations include treadmills, recumbent bikes, and elliptical machines with upper body movements. All of the cardio equipment is connected via radio transmitters and headphones to an audio and visual theatre, allowing users cable television options on eight different TV monitors and four choices of radio stations.

Student clubs

  • Alpha Phi Omega (APO) is a national service fraternity. The Phi Xi chapter was founded at Austin College in 1970 to help the College through service projects. Its main purpose is to assemble college students in fellowship, develop leadership, promote friendship, and provide service to humanity.
  • Habitat for Humanity works to implement the gospel of Jesus Christ at Austin College and elsewhere by working with economically disadvantaged people to help them create a better human habitat in which to live and work.
  • Rotaract allows students the opportunity to work independently and with rotary clubs to serve the local and global community while gaining a better understanding of the world which we live in.

Student Reviews

It's not what I expected
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The small classes were very useful in getting my needs recognized by professors and also having my concerns addressed, and getting involved on campus. The critical thinking enforced by professors is also a challenging but rewarding system of teaching. However, the requirements for graduation can complicate the requirements for specific majors and make it difficult to...

Sherman, Texas, United States


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