Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 40 percent of students representing ethnic minorities. A residential student body of approximately 1,275 students and a faculty of more than 100 allow a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. The College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.
900 N. Grand Ave.
Sherman, TX 75090
33° 38′ 49.22″ N
96° 35′ 50.16″ W
Campus Map and Driving Directions
From the East (U.S. Hwy. 82 or State Hwy. 11): From Highways 82 or 11, take State Hwy 56 West, turn right on Grand Avenue. Austin College is 1/2 mile on the left.
From the West (U.S. Hwy. 82): From U.S. Hwy. 82, take Exit 643 for State Hwy 91 (Texoma Parkway), turn right on Texoma Parkway and proceed to third traffic light (Grand Avenue). Turn left on Grand Avenue and continue on Grand across the overpass.* Austin College is 1/2 mile on the right.
From the North (U.S. Hwy. 75): From U.S. Hwy. 75, take Exit 63 to U.S. Hwy 82. Travel east on U.S. Hwy 82, to Exit 643 for State Hwy 91 (Texoma Parkway), turn right on Texoma Parkway and proceed to third traffic light (Grand Avenue). Turn left on Grand Avenue and continue on Grand across the overpass. * Austin College is 1/2 mile on the right.
From the South (U.S. Hwy. 75): From U.S. Hwy 75 North, take Exit 61 for State Hwy 91 (Texoma Parkway). Turn right at the second traffic light on to Grand Avenue. Continue on Grand across the overpass.* Austin College is 1/2 mile on the right.
*Inclement Weather Directions: In the event of ice or snow, the Grand Avenue overpass is sometimes closed. As an alternate route, take Hwy 75 to Exit 58 for Lamar St. (one way heading east). From the north, turn left on Lamar. From the south, turn right on Lamar. At the downtown Sherman square, turn left on Travis. Travel approximately 6 blocks and turn right on Brockett St. Austin College is 1 mile on the left.