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Explore Austin College 

in words

  “This community of learning ... will excite you, stretch you, expand your world, and make you believe in yourself. This college does marvelous things to multiply talents and to develop character.”  
Colleges that Change Lives by Loren Pope




Loren Pope,Colleges that Change Lives

Why I Chose Austin College

We asked Austin College students and faculty on how they made the decision to come to Austin College.divider

“I knew I’d be challenged to do my best at AC.”

Jordan Hudgins '27
Biology/Pre-med Major


“I chose Austin College because of the inclusive and uplifting environment. There is always someone in my corner.”

Lupita Reel ’26
Political Science Major


“JanTerm changed my life. Challenging myself to dive into unfamiliar disciplines in unfamiliar places completely redefined my passions and career goals. I can't imagine a more fulfilling experience.”

Christine Tomasino '24
Media Studies Major


Austin College's Mission Statement

An Austin College education emphasizes academic excellence, intellectual and personal integrity, and participation in community life. Austin College is a private, residential, co-educational college dedicated to educating undergraduate students in the liberal arts and sciences, with selected professional and pre-professional programs.  Founded by the Presbyterian Church in 1849, Austin College continues its relationship with the church. It is committed to a heritage that values personal growth, justice, community, and service. An Austin College education emphasizes academic excellence, intellectual and personal integrity, and participation in community life. Thus, Austin College affirms the importance of: 

  • A community that through its size, diversity, and programs fosters lively intellectual and social interaction among persons of different origins, experiences, beliefs, accomplishments, and goals.
  • A program that does not discriminate with regard to religion or creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, physical disability, age, or economic status.
  • A faculty that acknowledges teaching, sustained by an active commitment to professional growth and development, as its primary responsibility.
  • A student body of committed learners, actively involved in the programs of the college and in service to the greater community.
  • A climate of civility and respect that encourages free inquiry and the open expression of ideas.
  • A non-sectarian education that fosters the exploration and development of values through an awareness of the world’s religious, philosophical, and cultural traditions.

One of the best ways to learn about Austin College is to see it for yourself

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