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Austin College is a private liberal arts school located in the small northwestern Texas city of Sherman. Founded in Huntsville, Texas in 1849 by the Brazos Presbytery, Austin College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Texas still operating under its original charter. The school moved to Sherman in 1876 and became co-educational in 1918. In 1930, it merged with the all woman Texas Presbyterian College. Austin College continues its association with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to this day, although its education program is non-sectarian. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Texas Education Agency.

With a student body of approximately 1300 and a student/faculty ratio of 12:1, Austin College emphasizes academic excellence, intellectual and personal integrity and participation in community life. Students can choose from among 40 academic majors. The college also offers a nationally recognized Master of Arts in Teaching degree, as well as programs in pre-medicine, pre-law and international studies.

Upon entering Austin College, each student is assigned a faculty mentor who serves as the student’s academic advisor. Students meet regularly with their faculty mentor to discuss their career interests and aspirations, and the steps necessary for reaching their goals.

Austin College has achieved national recognition for its global outreach and international study programs. It strongly encourages its students to participate in international studies and projects at some point during their college career.

The majority of Austin College’s students reside on campus where they can participate in over 60 school sponsored clubs and organizations, as well as a wide variety of intramural sports. There is also an active Greek community with 6 sororities and 10 fraternities.

Austin College’s athletic teams, known as the Kangaroos, compete at the NCAA Division III level as members of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

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