The Class of 2015
- Academic preparation is evident. The average SAT score is 1260, with a middle 50 percent scoring between 1170 and 1320. The average ACT is 27, with a middle 50 percent at 24 to 29. The students were successful in high school, with 43 percent in the top 10 percent of their graduating class—and 72 percent making the top 25 percent.
- Austin College continues to recruit an ethnically diverse class; 38 percent of freshmen represent ethnic minorities, with 17 percent Hispanic, 14 percent Asian, 6 percent African American, and 3 percent Native American.
- While the majority of students come from Texas (all 262,000 square miles of it), the Class of 2015 also includes 30 students from around the country, from California to Minnesota to Massachusetts to Florida. The freshmen also include students from China, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and New Zealand; of those living in the U.S., non-citizens also represent Colombia, India, Ghana, Jamaica, Mexico, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom.
- Of the students in the class who disclosed a religious preference, the four most commonly listed, in order, are Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian.
- More than 10 percent of the freshmen have a legacy connection to the College, with at least one relative attending Austin College before them.
- Based on a very unscientific survey, with only approximately 40 percent response, the class includes at least 31 student government representatives; three Eagle Scouts and two Girl Scout Gold Award winners; nine homecoming and prom kings and/or queens; 19 debate participants; 36 band or instrumental participants; 26 choir members; 19 yearbook or newspaper staffers; 61 varsity athletes; five cheerleaders; six dance/drill team members; and 28 theatre or drama participants.
- That same 40 percent also indicated that 78 students had traveled outside the United States at least once; that 51 had a job during high school; and that 112 had done more than incidental volunteer service.