Austin College’s pre-professional programs “are among the strongest in the state,” according to the newly released 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Austin College was included among the more than 300 listings in the guide.
In the Austin College section, the college guide reports, “Austin College is a small but warm institution where students know their professors personally and have a broad array of majors to choose from. AC’s pre-professional programs, most notably premed, are among the strongest in the state. …. ‘At the end of four years, students leave with an amazing education, lifelong friends, and happy memories.’”
“We believe the depth of faculty-student relationship at Austin College is truly rare among colleges throughout the country and we are pleased The Fiske Guide recognized this exceptional attribute of Austin College,” said Dr. Marjorie Hass, president. “The collaboration among professors and students creates opportunity for our students to participate in activities most college students don’t experience until they enter the work force.”
The independent guide covers the student body, academics, social life, and financial aid. The Fiske Guide accepts no consulting, advertising, or other fees from colleges and has no outside relationship with colleges working on its behalf.
Edward B. Fiske served for 17 years as education editor of the New York Times, during which he realized college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. For more information, visit Fiske Guide.com.
Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges that Change Lives.