Professional Preparation

Austin College graduates applying to medical schools and other health science programs during the past decade have enjoyed an 80 percent acceptance rate. Law school applicants are equally successful. Faculty advisors for students interested in careers in health sciences, law, engineering, and theology help students navigate their journeys to success, offering guidance through all steps of the process. A survey of five years of recent graduates found that more than 90 percent are working or attending graduate or professional schools within the first year after graduation. An Austin College liberal arts education is an interdisciplinary platform to success for the future.


Supportive Faculty

With a student to faculty ratio of about 12:1, students know—and are known by—Austin College faculty. Chances are students have faculty cell phone numbers—and may be invited to their homes for dinner. All students have a faculty mentor who leads their freshman seminar course (Communication/Inquiry) and continues that relationship for four years. Rather than academic advisors that students see once each term to get a perfunctory signature for course registration, the Austin College mentor has a broader focus: offering assistance to navigate the academic and intellectual maturation that takes place during college.


Life-Changing Experiences

Austin College supports experiential learning that allows for ultimate exploration—of yourself and your interests. Whatever your interest, a means to pursue that likely exists on campus, from Career Services-assisted internships around the region and the world to National Model United Nations conferences in New York City or international sites, involvement in the Williams Student Managed Investment Fund, projects through the Lemuel Scarbrough, Jr., Summer Research Program or the Robert L. Snider Social Science Lab, Medical Experience in Mexico, Economic Scholars Program for Undergraduate Research … The list continues of programs that bridge knowledge learned in the classroom and the application of that knowledge.  

Freshmen Application Deadlines

Early Decision -  Nov 1 

Early Action I -  Dec 1

Early Action II – Feb 1* 

Regular Decision – Mar 1

*Applicants applying for additional institutional and fine art scholarships must submit their application for admission and all required supplemental application items by February 1, Early Action II deadline. Then they should submit any scholarship applications by February 1.


Navigate your Future

The Austin College Compass Curriculum enables you to deeply explore ideas from multiple perspectives. We will prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the challenges of the 21st Century through a powerful, time-tested liberal arts curriculum.

 You will need to choose a major and a minor and complete the graduation requirements in those areas. Additionally, there are these supporting requirements to guide you on your journey and prepare you for the future.


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